About Ohio Ballroom Studios

Ohio Ballroom Studios was founded in 2001 and is a place where folks of all dancing backgrounds, abilities, ages, and body types can come together and enjoy the journey of dance. We believe dance is for everyone and should be enjoyed at every skill level.

With locations in Oxford and Middletown, residents of the Hamilton, Cincinnati & Dayton areas can take advantage of group or private lessons, along with customized wedding and DJ services. We offer introductory classes, monthly lessons, and specialize in:

  • Swing
  • Waltz
  • Rumba
  • Cha-Cha
  • Salsa
  • Merengue
  • Tango
  • Foxtrot
  • Country Two-Step

Want to learn more about the dancing styles? Visit our dance classes page!

Learn From A True Expert

Lead instructor and Ohio Ballroom Studios owner, Mike Scoggins, is a 17-year Broadway veteran with a lifetime of dance behind him. He began his dancing journey at the age of 13, became a professional dancer at 19, and has almost 40 years of experience to guide your group or private lesson. Over his career, he has most enjoyed dancing on cruise ships and was privileged to have a “Command performance” for the royal family of Japan. Recently he enjoyed working with the “Scoggins Squad” at Miami University, a group of young teaching assistants who collaborate in teaching as well as an international ballroom cruise

{Every dancer is going to find what works for them as an individual. My job is to teach the steps and help you find your own unique flare. With a little time and a little fun, anyone can dance.

-Michael

Connect With Us

Take a sneak peek into the world of dance at Ohio Ballroom Studios by checking out our dance steps and more on our YouTube page:

Swing

This is a very energetic dance that is performed mostly in one spot and this makes it popular on a crowded dance floor. Look for the couple with the biggest smile they will probably swing dancing.

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Waltz

This is one of the easiest ballroom dance to learn. It is a great place to start because it’s easy to master and execute, making you a star dancer in no time!

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dance class in a studio

Cha Cha

The Cha-Cha is a fun flirtatious dance with playful energy. The steps are easy to learn and can be danced to many current music styles including top 40, pop and rhythm and blues.

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couple dancing together in a dance class

Foxtrot

The Foxtrot is a classy, beautiful and lighthearted dance. It is easy to master the basic footwork and start gliding across the floor with your partner. The fun music and the baseline steps will make you feel like Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers.

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group of people practicing salsa

Merengue

The Merengue is the easiest dance to Learn Oh, but it is still fun and energetic. As weight shifts from side to side, the hips and body create a swift and graceful movement between partners. You will be able to dance this dance at any wedding, bar or social event.

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couple's dance class

Salsa

Salsa means “sauce”. All the other Mambo-originated dances come together to meld into the Salsa. It’s hot, spicy and full of flavor. The Salsa creates a shared joy while executing the sexy and intricate footwork and routines.

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