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  • #1 Top Rising Star Teacher World Pro-Am Dancesport Series(Branden Calnan)
  • #5 Top Teacher in the US Championships Circuit  (Branden Calnan)
  • #4 Top Teacher in the World Pro-Am Dancesport Series (Branden Calnan)
  • #5 studio in the WORLD Pro-Am Dancesport Series 
  • 30 Top Teacher Awards
  • 7 Top Small Studio Awards
  • Top Studio
  • Top Bronze Proficiency Student
  • Top Overall Student
  • Top Solo
  • 4 Top Amature Couple Awards

Meet our Instructors

Branden Calnan

Lead Instructor

  • Branden started teaching Ballroom & Latin dance in 2011 and is NDCA certified. 

  • Performs, teaches, and demonstrates dance throughout the community.

  • Recipient of 4 Top Teacher Awards in 2016

  • #1 Rising Star Top Teacher rankings of the World Pro-Am Dancesport Series (out of over 1800 teachers!) 

  • Number 4 Top Teacher in the world Pro/Am Dancesport series.

  • Over 25 Top Teacher Awards in the 2017 Competitive circuit 

  • Holds a BA in mechanical engineering, studied Aerospace Engineering at Embry Riddle and received a Professional Pilot Certification from Embry Riddle

Kristina Y.

Dance Instructor

Kristina hails from the Daytona Area and has been a member of the Oceans Dance Studio family since January 2016.

Kristina has her Bachelor's Degree in Sport and Exercise Science, is a Certified Massage Therapist, and excels in body mechanics and physics.  She currently teaches our group dance classes for adults and children alike, as well as private instruction.

Joe Mounts

Dance Director 

Joe’s Claim to Fame is his musicality. He believes strongly in the connection between music and movement in the body. He applies this to a variety of music genres and dance styles including Zouk and Kizomba/UrbanKiz.

His first dance experience began in the mid 80’s break dancing. His senior year of high school he was introduced to ballroom dancing and soon after became a Ballroom Dance Instructor in 1988. He progressed to the highest degree as he certified in bronze, silver, gold, and gold star levels in American smooth and rhythm dances.

Dr. Artur Kozun Phd.

Dance Instructor

Erica Valenzuela

Hip Hop Dance Instructor 

Natasha Barrera

Dance Instructor

Natasha is an international Standard professional competitor. She has traveled the world to train with the best educators in dance and to compete at an international level.  Along with her dance partner Artur Kozuń, they are pursuing their next championship title.

Natasha was born and raised in Florida by a very prominent ballroom dance family.  She was also exposed to many forms of dance and performance. Her background includes ballet, musical theater, jazz and Pilates. As a choreographer Natasha is inspired by all of these in addition to modern and contemporary dance, story lines and unique music.

Natasha not only has a passion for sharing her craft with students of all ages and abilities, she is also a professional artist with Purple Tiger Hair and Make Up. She specializes in performance make-up for the ballroom industry.

Natasha speaks English, Italian and Spanish.

“Dancing is a unique experience that embodies physical fitness, expression, culture, and communication through touch.”-Natasha B.


134 S. Beach St.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114


(386) 492-5977


Mon-Fri:  9-9 (By appointment)
Sat: By appointment
Sun: Closed


134 S. Beach St. Daytona Beach, FL 32114