About Studio 2C
Studio2C is a fun and exciting ballroom experience from the minute you step through the doors. Our outstanding team of instructors and staff have a passion for dance and teaching. You won't find a more complete ballroom dance experience anywhere. Our mission is to help you experience the depth of the dance experience and how it can positively affect your life. We don't just teach ballroom dance - we love it!
Our talented, caring and devoted team of experts can help you reach your goals, whether you're interested in:
Whether you are looking for a new hobby or to take your skills to the next level, Studio 2C’s unique approach to personalized dance instruction ensures that your needs and desires are met every step of the way.
It’s not just about learning to dance; it’s about feeling healthier and happier, while expressing yourself and being part of an incredible community.
Meet your Studio 2C instructors
Our instructors must pass a rigorous certification test administered by top coaches. This assures the highest standard of instruction which we expect from our team. We provide continued coaching and training opportunities which creates an atmosphere of excitement for everyone.
Our instructors have come to us from all over the country and from Europe and we are proud to introduce them.
Studio 2C is the home of :
Simone Spadoni and Simone Caporale (International World Ranked Champions) from Rome, Italy
Simone has been training in Latin dancing for 25 years and teaching for 18 years.
Simona has been dancing since the age of 5 starting with Ballet and then began training in Latin competitive dancing 10 years ago. Simone and Simona specialize in International Latin dancing but are also trained in Standard as well as American Ballroom and Rhythm.
With too many awards to mention over the past 25 years –
their most recent and impressive awards and rankings are as follows:
As stated on the Dancesport Info site: Simone Spadoni and Simona Caporale rank 19th in the World out of over 1000 couples and 4th in the world in Italy
First place is all the following:
WDSF Senior Open Latin
Bassano Del Grappa 2017
Rimini Open 2017
Italian Championship of the world first 4 years running -2013 – 2016
WDC Senior Open Latin
Disney in Paris December 2017
Italian Absolut 2017
Switzerland April 2018
Blackpool –May 2017 placed 6th in the world
In the United States Simone and Simona in 2018 placed in Senior International Open as follows:
Capital Dancesport August 2017
Charlotte Star Ball August 2018
International Championship October 2018
Championship of the World in Miami finished 8th in the world.
Alonzo "Jay" Leary - has been dancing for 15 years. At the age of 10 he started with the Arizona Youth Ballet where he learned jazz, tap, and lyrical. In 2011 Jay attended Grand Canyon University as a Dance Education Major which lead to an amazing opportunity to be trained as a professional ballroom dancer with by Fred Astaire Dance Studio where he received certification in American and Rhythm in the Bronze and Silver level and he is Dvida certified. He specialized in working with beginner students. Jay joined the Navy in 2014 and stationed on the USS Abraham Lincoln in Norfolk Virginia . While still active duty he continues to teach and compete. With numerous Top Teacher and Top Studio awards as well as producing multiple students placing Top Student as well as always placing in the Dancesport Top 20
Jay's Top Teacher Awards
Coralita Straughn has been training and teaching for 25 years. Coralita comes to us from the Island of Barbados
As one of the few Qualified Ballroom Dance Teachers on the Island of Barbados, she followed her dreams and forged ahead travelling a path that would bring her unanticipated rewards and success.
1996 Coralita was awarded the designation of Highly Commended for each Category in Bronze1, Bronze2 and Silver as well as Gold Medals, again attaining Highly Commended in USISTD.
1996 she received her First and Second Gold Bar, pursuing the Ballroom and Latin discipline on both occasions (Highly Commended).
2000 through 2004 respectively she did her Associate and License Certification, again, through the International Dance Teachers Association (Theory, Teaching Ability and Dancing)
Coralita also served as a judge in all the local Ballroom and Latin competitions in the Caribbean.
"Since I started ballroom dancing I feel like a new woman. I feel young and good about myself, especially about my mind and my body. It is very good exercise and makes me happy, and I feel energized after a long day of work ..." Read more: