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Dan DeBennedetto

Dan DeBenedetto is proud to offer ballroom and Latin dances at Ballroom on Sunset located at 13 Sunset Drive, Latham, New York. This beautiful venue boasts a 3700 square foot floating wood dance floor and an ultra modern sound system.

Dan is qualified in both the American and International Styles of Ballroom Dancing and has continued his coaching in Advanced Ballroom Dancing with Frances Rogers, Fellow ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance): William Keehan, Member ISTD: Peter Billett, former President, Fellow and Adjudicator ISTD: and Pierrette Chartier, Fellow and Adjudicator ISTD. In 2009, the United Kingdom Alliance of Professional Teachers of Dance certified Dan as Licentiate in Standard Ballroom.

Dan has coached at Colonie Central Junior and Senior High Schools, was a member of the Physical Education Staff of Hudson Valley Community College, and a member of the Dancing Staff of SUNY Cortland, and Siena College. He is currently the coach for the Hartwick Ballroom Dance Club.

Dan has twice won awards for Outstanding Teacher for the Canadian Independent Dance Teachers Association, as well as awards for Outstanding Teacher for the Mid-Atlantic Dance Championships, Outstanding Teacher for the Montreal Danse Sport Competition, and the Big Apple Award from the USIDTA for Teacher Recognition.

Dan opened his first studio in 1978, and since that time his students have participated in the Canadian Independent Dance Teachers Association Competitions in Toronto, Canada, United States Independent Dance Council Competitions, Mid-Atlantic Dance Championships, Montreal Danse Sport Competitions in Montréal, Canada, and the CanAm Championships in Toronto, Canada. At the 2011 Niagara Dancesport, students received several first place awards and Dan received the Top Studio Award.

A variety of private and group dance lessons are offered at the studio for beginners and more advanced dancers, as well as Zumba classes, yoga and Jazz/Tap/Ballet/Hip Hop lessons.

Call 518-608-4364 or email Dan at for more information.

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