Are you ready to dance? Brandi's teaching style is unique to many other Ballroom Dance instructors. She teaches steps side-by-side with heavy technique, so whether you're new or you've been dancing for 10 years, you're sure to learn something new!
Waltz, Salsa & East Coast Swing
EAST COAST SWING: East Coast Swing, often referred to as the "Jitterbug", is performed to fast swing music, including rock & roll and boogie-woogie. This fun and energetic social dance finds its base in the Lindy Hop, Fox Trot and the Cha-Cha.
Brandi Taylor - Ballroom Instructor
Ballroom Dance is Brandi's passion in life. After discovering her love for the sport, Brandi took intensive lessons and became a 17-time Gold Medalist and Regional Ballroom Dance Champion. She even met her wonderful husband through the Ballroom Dance Club @ LSU. Now she is a Navy wife and enjoys teaching Ballroom to people from all walks of life.
Mom and Dad had gone away for their anniversary, I was 9 years old and my grandpa had run out of ideas. We had gone to a nearby field to play baseball, we had gone to get snoballs, and then we were back at his house with nothing to do. And then he said the words that would change my whole life: "Would you like to learn to Waltz?"
And that was it.
he and I performed ballroom around the state for several years. A short time later we got involved in teaching Ballroom at a high school north of New Orleans. Around that same time, I started taking lessons from professional instructors and then began participating in Regional competitions.
At 16 years old, I began teaching private Ballroom lessons, and at 17, I trained my grandpa for the Ballroom Dance Senior Olympics. He took home 6 first place medals and the Judges Favorite Award.
Not long after that, i started college at LSU where some of our friends from the high school we had taught at, had gone on before me to start the Ballroom Dance Club @ LSU; which is where i met Philip, my now husband.
PHILIP AND I COMPETED IN BALLROOM FOR SEVERAL YEARS DURING COLLEGE, HOWEVER, UPON GRADUATION, PHILIP WAS COMMISSIONED AS AN OFFICER IN THE US NAVY. SEVEN MONTHS LATER WE WERE MARRIED, AND, SINCE THEN, WE HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO LIVE IN MISSISSIPPI, TEXAS, AND MOST RECENTLY, WASHINGTON.
Brandi & Philip's First Dance - choreography by Brandi