"Savannah Greatest Instructors"
by South Magazine
Founder/Lead Instructor/Fitness Professional
Rachael been dancing since a very young
age. With 12 years of Gymnastics and Cheerleading under her belt, she
has taken ballroom dancing by storm. Rachael started ballroom dancing
in 2005 and knew from the first moments that she had a passion for it.
Being a coach since she was 15 years old, Rachael knows how to train
beginners to advanced students ranging in ages all the way from kids to
adults. With her Bachelors in Health and Physical Education, Rachael plans to use her knowledge
and abilities to teach anyone who wants to learn about Fitness and dance
or both....DANCE. Employed at Armstrong State University, Rachael
teaches LaBlast and Dance Instruction to students for college credit.
She contributes her time to local charities like CASA and Alzheimer's Association that supports dance to raise awareness. She has started a kids ballroom program and Junior Ballroom Dance Team that competes and showcases in the area of Savannah. Rachael currently competes professionally with her students in
Pro/Am divisions. With her dance fitness experience, Rachael teaches several classes
and travels to train aspiring instructors who want to be in the dance fitness world! Classes include: Ballroom Fit, Ballet Fit, and Line Dance for FITNESS! Her active lifestyle encourages everyone to eat, drink, and live
dancing and now mixed with FITNESS! Rachael lives in Savannah, Georgia where she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and fur-babies.
Professional Argentine Tango Instructor
Rick started his dance career in ballroom and quickly loved the art of Argentine Tango and Swing. Rick has trained with the best in the business for Argentine Tango and loves to share his knowledge with others. He is known for his dry, quick sense of humor and will get your feet moving quickly on the dance floor. Join Rick as he teaches West Coast Swing and Argentine Tango weekly. Check the calendar for more information.
Professional Ballroom Instructor/
Ballroom Fit/Kids Recreational Instructor
Jaclyn was born and raised in central North Carolina. She has also lived in Cleveland, Ohio and most recently Orlando, Florida. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2003-2007 and studied Bio-Psychology and cognitive linguistics. She enjoys playing and coaching soccer and practicing her hand-eye coordination, balance, and patience with disc golf and billiards. She is new to the world of ballroom dancing, though her passion/ addiction has been in her halfway through her first box step. She moved to Savannah in September of 2017 and her passion in life is that of edification. She believes learning is a lifelong process that is accessible to everyone. She hopes that by influencing awareness and notice of the self, people can truly connect with the universe of dance and fitness. She currently teaches Ballroom Fit, Ballroom level 1, Line Dance, and Kids Recreational Hip Hop and Ballroom.
Professional Ballroom Instructor
Jeff started his ballroom dancing career 24 years ago. He is fluent in all American and International styles of dancing. He teaches social and competitive dancers. Jeff has trained with some of top professionals in the United States. Jeff currently owns Ballroom Impact in Atlanta, Georgia and travels to SdeB to share his passion and love for ballroom dancing with all of the coastal empire!
Ballroom Fit Instructor
William brings an interesting blend of experiences to the dance and fitness community. Since 2001 he has been a dedicated “Gym Rat”, a competitive triathlete, and in 2013 began training and appearing in many Natural (drug free) Bodybuilding Competitions in the Southeastern US. In 2011 he secretly started taking Ballroom dance lessons to surprise his wife. Immediately he became addicted to the thrilling emotions of dance. Because of his love for music, dance, and appearing on stage, he has performed often in dance shows, recitals, and benefits. When LaBlast was introduced to him in 2014, he quickly sought certification and knew this would be a perfect blend for his passions of dance and fitness. William began teaching regularly at Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio in 2016. William currently teaches Ballroom Fit at SdeB while celebrating life with laughter and fun!
Bryan Smith "b-RyAn"
Performer, Dancer, Teacher, Free Spirit, Mentor, Original Individual
(Hip Hop Instructor)
Miss Bryan Leigh Smith, AKA b-RyaN, grew up in Savannah, GA. There she began studying Tap, Jazz, and Ballet at the age of 2. She was an Allstar and school cheerleader. She also coached multiple Allstar cheer teams at Cheer Savannah, winning more than 10 national titles while earning her BBA degree at Georgia Southern University. Immediately after graduation b-RyaN saved all she could an moved out to Hollywood, CA to chase her dreams. There she took as many professional dance classes as she could, from the best hip hop teachers in the music industry, and immersed herself in the dance scene. She was a member of the Ghetto Stiletto Girls and also performed at clubs with her own crew as "b-RyaN". She was in LMFAO's "Sexy and I Know It" music video and also Rihanna's "Diamond". She has had the privilege of making her own music videos and also recording her own music. b-RyaN has choreographed for artists such as Curtis J and Belle Rousse. She has choreographed live shows and music videos, and entire tours for these artists. Her message to the world is "Dance How You Want To" hoping to inspire everyone she comes in contact with to be themselves and shine bright like a diamond. She spreads this message through teaching dance, cheer, confidence and tumbling. b-RyaN's most recent adventures have taken her to Australia to teach Cheer and Dance. She built a Cheerleading program there for a private gym and has landed back in her hometown of Savannah, GA for now. Don't miss her classes, as they are the only of their kind in Savannah. Bryan currently teaches Adult Hip Hop, Kids Hip Hop, and Hip Hop in Heels.