"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 Ballroom Fit 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
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, Ballroom Dance Teacher
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!
Kids Recreational Teacher,
Adult Hip Hop, Tap, Mom & ME
Christine Shawl has an extensive background in teaching dance over the last 20 years including Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap and Creative Movement to age’s 3-adults, beginner to professional in private studios, public schools and college programs. Christine is currently adjunct professor of Performing Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) teaching Jazz and taught dance at Savannah Arts Academy for 8 years. Before relocating to Savannah, Christine was adjunct professor at The University of Michigan and Oakland University. Christine also served as the Director of Education for Eisenhower Dance where she managed and directed their two studio locations. Christine performed professionally for 10 years in New York City and in Michigan. Christine received her M.F.A. degree in Dance from The University of Michigan, her B.F.A in Dance, Summa Cum Laude, from Ohio University and is a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City. Christine has dedicated much of her professional career studying and researching the body through Anatomy, Kinesiology, Somatic Studies and Movement Theory to present a holistic approach to dance technique training. Believing that dance can bring great joy to anyone who participates in it she is thrilled to be able to share her passion and love for dance with her students.