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In May Of 2014,

Majestic Dance Studio was born

Sara And Alex at St. Louis Star Ball, Majestic dance studio is a ballroom dance studio in St. Louis

My name is Alexandr Borodko, and I began ballroom dancing at the age of eight in my hometown of Minsk, Belarus. I continued to dance in grammar and high school, eventually earning a Bachelor's Degree in Ballroom Dance and Choreography from the Belarusian University of Culture.  Post graduation, I danced as an amateur for 11 years with top placements in major dance competitions throughout Europe.

 

Since coming to the United States 20 years ago, I have established myself as a highly successful professional competitor, winning a wide variety of professional division events with my dance partner, Angi Hein: the St. Louis Star Ball, the Heart of America, Atlanta Open and the California Open. We’ve also been finalists in all of the major DanceSport competitions.

 

At the same time, I have become an established and sought after dance instructor in St. Louis.  Through the years, my students have participated and won countless competitions in the United States and around the world.

 

In 2004 at the Salsa Club VIVA, I met Sara, my future wife. Two years later, we were fortunate enough to be married among friends and family.  Sara and I are blessed with two beautiful children, Maxim and Alessya, who at a young age are discovering the joy of dance.

 

With the opening of Majestic Dance Studio, we are starting another exciting chapter of our lives.  Our wish is to provide instruction, education and inspiration to those interested in ballroom dancing.  Our goal is to make Majestic a place for dancers (and soon-to-be dancers) to learn the art of ballroom dancing in a warm and inviting atmosphere.

 

I am passionate about ballroom dancing and enjoy helping other people find their own passion. Let Majestic Dance Studio and my 26 years of experience guide and support you as you make your way through the wonderful world of ballroom dancing!

 

 

Alex and Julie Pro Latin
Alex and Julie Pro Latin
Alex and Julie Pro Latin
Alex and Julie Pro Latin

Meet Our Instructors

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Angie Brooks

 

Angie, a St. Louis native, began her lifelong love affair with dance at Berkley Evans School of Dance in Florissant, MO where she trained extensively in ballet, tap, jazz, modern and hip-hop. With her sights set on becoming a professional dancer, Angie went on to have a decade long performance career in concert dance and Musical Theatre. From Chicago, NYC, and LA, to cruise ships and European tours, Angie danced and had roles in such shows as GREASE, Singin' In The Rain, Guys & Dolls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Evita and South Pacific to name a few.

Upon returning to St. Louis, Angie decided to pursue her longtime interest in ballroom and Latin Dance -- and it is inside the world of ballroom dance that she has stayed! A full-time dance instructor, Angie teaches students of all ages and levels, both privately and in a group setting.

 

In addition to being an instructor at Majestic Dance Studio, Angie is also the Program Manager for St. Louis Dancing Classrooms, a non-profit social development program that uses ballroom dance to teach elegance, dignity, respect, and teamwork among elementary-aged students. Whether inside the ballroom studio or inside an elementary school gym, Angie works to inspire, motivate, and encourage all of her students to explore and expand their talents while connecting to the joy that comes from dancing.

"Dancing offers both the individual and partnership so many gifts! Dancing is a physical activity that uplifts the spirit and can feel really good on the body. Dancing exercises the brain and it boosts self-confidence, as it is both an art and a sport that one can study, learn, and practice for a lifetime. To be able to share these gifts with my students, regardless of age or skill-set, is such a privilege. I have the greatest job!"

Angie's students can be found winning scholarships and top ranks at competition, heating up dance floors all across the STL area, wowing their wedding guests, being the life of the party, swaying with their significant other, gaining popularity on internet dating sites,  movin' groovin' and having fun!

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Josiah Thompson

 

Josiah discovered his passion for Ballroom Dancing at the Mizzou’s Latin Dance Club. After a few years, he moved to St. Louis to pursue a career as a professional ballroom dance instructor where he has continued to train with top level coaches. He has been teaching for over a decade now, and has created hundreds of wedding routines for couples and has helped social dancers develop a fun hobby. Josiah also loves to go out to St. Louis dance clubs and experience the social scene.

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Samuel Kious

Started dancing as a social dancer wishing to learn salsa and country two step, then quickly turning my sights to competitive ballroom dancing competing as an amateur.

Deciding to take my dancing further I moved to the greater Boston area working for Arthur Murray. There I was trained by highly acclaimed coaches over next few years. At the first Professional Arthur Murray Competition I got Gold and Silver medals in American Smooth and Rhythm styles of ballroom dance.

 

I am excited to be back teaching in St. Louis area and I am looking forward to get back into professional dancing. I specialize in working with brand new students and getting you used to a social setting of dancing as well as working with a more advanced dancers who wish to take it further.  

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Dani Glassman 

Dani is passionate about teaching (and practicing) yoga and mindfulness as a way to create
more balance in one's life physically, mentally and energetically. She believes that anyone
can do yoga (not just the "flexible" people), and that it is much more that a series of
physical poses --- it’s an opportunity to connect with our breath, the moment and our
innermost selves.  Dani encourages individuals to start each practice “where they are” and
move from there, finding their own unique edge and be true to themselves. Her goal is for
students to enjoy each experience and leave class feeling energized, relaxed, balanced, and
most importantly, inspired to come back for more!


Dani is an experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance (E-RYT 500),
completing a 200-hour Foundational Teacher Training and a 300-hour Advanced Teacher
Training program, as well as an 85-hour specialty certification in Prenatal Yoga. She has
over 10 years of experience teaching a variety of group classes, specialty workshops and
private sessions. In addition, Dani has been a practicing Licensed Massage Therapist for
over 24 years, and has a Master’s in Social Work with experience in counseling and
mindfulness techniques.

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Emily Wehrman

Emily is a multifaceted teacher of love, dance, embodiment and healing. Her passion for movement, connection and empowering people to become their best self on and off the dance floor drives her each and every day. She combines 18 years of Professional Competitive Ballroom and Latin Dance experience with over 7 years of Embodiment, Nutrition and Healing Training to bring her students an inside-out and outside-in approach to dance education. Emily believes no matter how far you develop your dancing, it should be accessible, uplifting and so much fun!

 

Her journey with dance is lifelong, starting as a young child with ballet, tap and jazz training and continuing competitively through college. Her classical music, martial arts and equestrian training gave her a solid foundation in not just music and movement but energy and connection. Her partner dance journey began in 2006 where she enjoyed a ten year professional American Smooth partnership as a top finalist nationwide. She has since been teaching and performing alongside her coaching in embodiment, couples work and healer’s training. 

 

Emily is truly an example of someone who lives, who dances and who shines from the inside-out. Come as you are, ready to discover the magic of dance and expect to be welcomed with open hands, an open heart and a warm smile!

We are Proud members of:

National Dance Council of America.

Professional Dance Federation.

Town & Country - Frontenac Chamber Of Commerce.

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