Dan’s career has taken him through most aspects of the industry including teaching, competitive dancing, choreography and Club ownership. Among his competitive accomplishments, he became a United States Champion in the South East. As a member of the International Dance Board of the Arthur Murray organization, he was responsible for the creation of syllabuses, training and examination of professional teachers. His career in choreography included spectacular Dance Numbers for famous fashion designers shows.
Currently Dan is a Dance Master and coach for the whole of the TC organization and owner of the Baton Rouge TC Dance Club since 1975.
Lara has been dancing for most her life. She started at an early age, doing ballet, jazz, and lyrical. In high school, her dancing continued, as she was part of a competitive dance team. When she attended Kansas State University, she joined the KSU Swing and Salsa Club, where ballroom dancing began to peak her interest. After transferring to Louisiana State University, she joined the LSU Ballroom Club. While there, she helped to choreograph club routines, competed in local and collegiate dance competitions, and then went on to become the club’s instructor. Upon graduation from LSU, Lara decide to make ballroom dance her career and has been an instructor at TC Dance Club ever since