ABOUT DANCESPORT PLACE

World class training in the palm of your hand.

Hi Dancer! Welcome to Dancesport Place, from your “virtual studio” owners, Erik & Melissa Cyr. We created DSP for competitive dancers, just like you, whether you are a pro-am, amateur or a pro teacher. We were inspired by our own personal journeys in ballroom and along the way, we thought many times

WOULDN’T IT BE GREAT IF…

Yes, it would! So, DanceSport Place was born, bringing together all the information dancers need to succeed–that we wished we had!

Our Story, Your Story

We’ve been in the ballroom world almost our whole lives, starting as childhood amateurs, turning professionals and then becoming teachers.

At every stage, we looked for guidance, wanting to know more and be better. Can you relate to any of these?

  • I wish I could take more lessons, but they’re so expensive!
  • How can I be more ready for my private lessons, and get more out of them?
  • I’d love to learn with other coaches, but I feel like I’d be “cheating” on my teacher…
  • Is there any tool or method out there that can help me practice more effectively?
  • How can I get more confident and feel more free to express myself on the dance floor?
  • What can I do to strengthen my teaching and stay updated?

Or if you’ve ever just thought: Wouldn’t it be great to access everything I need as a competitor (instruction, fashion, pep talks) all in one place?!

Good News! You’re in the right place!

The Membership Library

When you become a member, you’re joining the largest online dance studio, exclusively for competitors.

Our videos average about 5-14 minutes, and target a specific topic.

You learn faster, get to the point and make it happen on the floor. Take a look.

The Blog

On the blog, we have free training videos and video Q & A from our elite coaches.

Learn from free video interviews with dance legends & judges, and our blog articles on everything competitors want to know! Visit the blog

Our Coaches

When you want to be the best, you learn from the best. We feature over 20+ (and growing!) World and National champions & finalists.

Incredible dancers, amazing coaches. Meet them now.

How It Works

The best dancers in the world use video as a tool. Shouldn’t you?

DSP is the only place you can get world class training in the palm of your hand.

Full monthly access is only about the cost of one group class. Learn more.

Alexander Andreev aka Sasha

Latin Coach

Alexander Andreev was born in eastern Russia. Began dancing at the age of 7. Read more

Erik and Melissa Cyr

Ballroom Coach

Maria began a partnership with Stuart Cole and within 3 years, made every final in the United States .Read more

Evgeny Likhachev & Maria Levina

Latin Coaches

Evgeny Likhachev and Maria Levina are a striking illustration of the picture-perfect couple in the Latin division.Read more

Kris Suakjian

American Smooth Coach

Kris Suakjian was born and raised in Fresno, California where his primary interests as a child…Read more

Max Sinitsa

American Rhythm & Latin Coach

Max Sinitsa started dancing at the age of 8 in Kiev, Ukraine. His father & mother are professional dancers …Read more

Patricia Schneider

Ballroom Coach

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Tatiana Pavlova

American Rhythm Coach

Tatiana Pavlova began her dance career at age 7 in St. Petersburg, Russia where she quickly excelled in ballroom dancing on a local level… Read more

Briana Haft

American Smooth Coach

Briana Haft was brought up in Huntington Beach California, and was born to dance. Read more

Eulia Baranovsky

Latin Coach

Eulia Baranovsky is Nationally Certified Dance Instructor in four styles: Ballroom, Latin, Am. Read more

Iaroslav Bieliei

Ballroom Coach

Iaroslav Bieliei was born in Kiev. Started his dance training at age 6 in the famous Kiev’s dance club “Yuventa”.Read more

Marcus Johnson

American Rhythm & Latin Coach

Marcus Johnson started dancing at the age of six and performed on the Merv Griffin show at age 8…Read more

Oleg Suvorov

Ballroom Coach

Oleg Suvorov, a native of St. Petersburg, Russia, came naturally to ballroom dance when his mother enrolled him in lessons at the age of 7…Read more

Selena Johnson

American Smooth Coach

Selena’s elegance and grace shines through not only in her dancing, but her coaching as well. Read more

Yana Blinova

Latin Coach

Yana Blinova, originally from Siberia, Russia, began dancing at age thirteen in her parents studio. Read more

Carolina Orlovsky

American Rhythm Coach

Carolina Orlovsky began dancing as a young girl in ballet. As a teen, she moved to New York City… Read more

Felipe Telona Jr

Latin Coach

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Jason Daly

American Rhythm Coach

Jason and his wife Sveta are ranked in top 6 Open Professional Rhythm Competitors in the World…Read more

Maria Hansen

Ballroom Coach

Maria began a partnership with Stuart Cole and within 3 years, made every final in the United States .Read more

Olga Tsikalyuk

Ballroom Coach

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Sveta Daly

American Rhythm Coach

Sveta Daly and her husband, Jason, are ranked in the top 6 Open Professional Rhythm Competitors in the World. Read more

MEET OUR WORLD CLASS COACHES

Erik and Melissa have over 57 years combined experience in the ballroom world! Erik started at the tender age of 5, and Melissa in her teens. Their lives have literally been built on ballroom!

They’ve experienced all the facets of competitive life, from dancing amateur, to professional, and coaching their own successful pro-am competitors.

As professionals, their competitive highlights include former National Canadian Latin Finalists and U.S. Rising Star Latin Couple of the Year.

Their pro-am competitors have won numerous accolades including World Pro-Am Latin Finalist (A division) and World Pro-Am Rhythm Champion (C division) and World Pro-Am Smooth Finalist (C division).

Erik & Melissa are the resident Latin coaches at the prestigious Orange County School of the Arts. If you want to know the more, check out Erik & Melissa’s stories here