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Ballroom Fit Dance Workout
Studio of Dance Savannah Pooler Hilton Head Bluffton

Our Professionals 

Our instructors are committed to helping you learn the art of DANCE! 

All instructors are CPR/First Aid Certified.  

Rachael Moore Founder/Lead Instructor/Fitness Professional Ballroom Fit

Rachael Moore

Founder/Lead Instructor/

Fitness Professional 

Rachael has been dancing since a very young age. With 12 years of Gymnastics and Cheerleading under her belt, she has taken ballroom dancing by storm. Rachael started ballroom dancing in 2005 and knew from the first moments that she had a passion for it. Being a coach since she was 15 years old, Rachael knows how to train beginners to advanced students ranging in ages all the way from kids to adults. With her Bachelors in Health and Science from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Rachael plans to use her knowledge and abilities to teach anyone who wants to learn about Fitness and dance or both. Rachael uses her knowledge contributed by Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, and Nutrition to help other thrive in the world of dance and fitness.  She has studied many theorists like Laban/Bartenieff to enhance the programs that she teaches and creates.  She contributes her time to local charities like CASA and Alzheimer's Association that supports dance to raise awareness. She has started a Kids/Teen Ballroom Dance Team that competes and showcases in the area of the Lowcountry. Rachael currently competes professionally with her students in Pro/Am divisions. With her dance fitness experience, Rachael has developed a program called, "Ballroom Fit" based off of her expertise in Health and Fitness field pairing with the Independent Ballroom company called DVIDA/Dance Vision for dance patterns. Rachael’s  active lifestyle encourages everyone to eat, drink, and live dancing and now mixed with FITNESS! Rachael lives in the area where she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and fur-babies.  

Alfredo Ballroom Savannah Pooler Hilton Head

Alfredo Horna 

Master Ballroom Instructor 

Alfredo is dedicated to providing quality dance instruction by bringing national and world renowned training to his instruction, Alfredo is able to offer students top notch choreography and technique.

Alfredo is knowledgeable and teaches all levels from social to competitive in American Style Smooth, American Style Rhythm, International Latin, International Ballroom, and ALL social club style dances that are recognized in the partnership world of dance. 

With over 30 years of experience, he is excited for the journey that he has at SdeB! 

Alfredo donates his time to local charities like CASA and the Alzheimer's Association that supports dance to raise awareness for their great causes. He also assists with the Kids/Teen Dance Team at SdeBDanceStudio.  

Alfredo moved here from Columbus, Ohio and lives in Savannah with his wife and dog Lola. 

Christine Hip Hop Ballet Tap Jazz

Christine Shawl

 Hip Hop, Ballet, Tap and Jazz Instructor

Christine Shawl has an extensive background in teaching dance over the last 20 years including Ballet, Modern/Contemporary, Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap and Creative Movement to age’s 3-adults, beginner to professional in private studios, public schools and college programs. Christine is currently adjunct professor of Performing Arts at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) teaching Jazz and taught dance at Savannah Arts Academy for 8 years. Before relocating to Savannah, Christine was adjunct professor at The University of Michigan and Oakland University. Christine also served as the Director of Education for Eisenhower Dance where she managed and directed their two studio locations. Christine performed professionally for 10 years in New York City and in Michigan. Christine received her M.F.A. degree in Dance from The University of Michigan, her B.F.A in Dance, Summa Cum Laude, from Ohio University and is a Certified Movement Analyst through the Laban/Bartenieff Institute of Movement Studies in New York City. Christine has dedicated much of her professional career studying and researching the body through Anatomy, Kinesiology, Somatic Studies and Movement Theory to present a holistic approach to dance technique training. Believing that dance can bring great joy to anyone who participates in it she is thrilled to be able to share her passion and love for dance with her students.

Alex Ballroom Fit Acro Tumbling Dance

Alex Whittaker

Ballroom Fit Instructor, Tumbling

Director 

Alex Whittaker is a Savannah native and has been doing aerobic workout since she was in the womb... yes her mother taught until she was 8 months pregnant. Alex is known for her energetic personality. She has been teaching Ballroom Fit for 3 years now and now she is debuting her teaching Kids Dance and Offsite Instruction. Her main goal in each class is for everyone to forget what is going on around them and enjoy a stress free, great workout! With her Bachelors degree in Teaching from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Alex is a Spanish Teacher in the State of Georgia. Alex teaches Spanish as a second language from kids to adults and uses her knowledge of culture, history and dance to influence others to expand their minds to understand how they are all related.   Alex resides in Savannah, Georgia and loves to spend her spare with family, friends, and playing with her fur babies and son.  


Darrell Hip Hop Ballet Twerkfit

Darrell Davis 

Hip Hop and Twerkfit Director

Darrell Davis, born in 1983 and learned dance at the early age of 4 years in city of New York until he moved to Savannah GA in 1989. He later than began his study of of dance at the age of 9 by attending to performing arts and magnet schools which allowed him to travel across the US with scholarships and internships while learning various styles. He is well versed at teaching Ballet, Modern, African, Horton, Comtemporary, and various styles in Hip Hop. Now back teaching in Savannah who now teaches Twerkfit here at Salon De Baile he continues on teaching at various ages from Richmind Hill to Statesboro in which he still continues to grow his knowledge and working hard across GA.

Rick Argentine Tango

Rick Cody

Argentine Tango Instructor 

Rick started his career in Dance with Music first.  He is a honorable veteran with the United States Army where he served as the Military Band Conductor.  After his retirement, Rick started his dance career in ballroom and quickly loved the art of Argentine Tango and Swing. Rick has trained with the best in the World for Argentine Tango and loves to share his knowledge with others. He is known for his dry, quick sense of humor and will get your feet moving quickly on the dance floor.  Rick currently is an instructor of Musicality/Movement, Argentine Tango, and West Coast Swing. 


Rick is only accepting private lessons at this time. 

Isa Yoga

Issa

Yoga

Issa accidentally fell in love with the practice of yoga when she signed up for a class to support a friend. Curious to learn more, she began the journey of taking teacher trainings in every yoga practice possible and has backgrounds in Kundalini, Hatha, Ashatanga, Vinyasa, and Hatha styles, and has also been certified in trauma informed yoga. She loves exploring poses and making the practice fun and approachable to all. She specializes in Vimana Aerial Yoga, Equine Om, and Stand up Paddleboard yoga through her studio Dynamic Bodhi where she also offers CirqFit classes on the lyra and loves to support charities and animal rescues. Her motto is that yoga should be #personalnotprocedural and strives for diversity and inclusion in her teaching methods. 

Yavanna Belly Dance

Yavanna

Belly Dance Instructor/

Shimmy Chic 

Yavanna is a an award winning & dynamic entertainer as well as an experienced teacher and fitness instructor. She sets herself apart by her devotion to excellence as a life long student, competing and performing at renowned events around the country.

She currently studies with world champion Jennifer of Orlando, and Karma Karmelita. She has taken intensives with many of the top names in the field, such as Jillina, Artemis Mourat, Aziza, Azziza Nawal, and more.

Yavanna's passion is in sharing her joy of dance to students, teaching them not just correct technique & posture, but the history, culture & musicality of Middle Eastern dance. With a BFA in Art History, you can be sure of learning accurate material as well as grace, poise, confidence, strength and how to create dynamic performances!

Check our her class with SdeB Called Shimmy Chic! A fun belly dance fitness class apart of our dance fitness program. 

Koral Zumba

Koral Bernal-Crespo

Zumba Instructor

Koral Bernal- Crepso is originally from Puerto Rico, but moved to Savannah, GA in 2005. She has loved Latin music all her life.   She grew up in a house hold with family members always singing and dancing to music. Her uncle taught her how to dance Salsa and Guaguanco. She continued dancing throughout her High School career by joining the “Bomba y Plena” and the Jazz Club. She has tried Ballet to Ballroom.  The love for Zumba came when she wanted to start helping people dance, stay fit, and love Latin music in 2012. She obtained her certification and started teaching Zumba until she and her husband decided to build their own family. The love for dancing and music trickled down to her daughter.  She lives in Savannah, GA with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and 3 cats.  Join us every week for Koral’s Zumba classes.  Koral teaches virtually and in person.  Contact the studio for more information how to join her classes.  

Demark Ballet Hip Hop

Demark Manigo

Ballet, Hip Hop, and Tumbling Instructor

Demark Manigo was born in Charleston, SC and currently resides in Savannah, Ga. He is a graduate of Savannah Arts Academy where he began his formal dance training. He attended Shenandoah University an Arts Management and dance major. He later danced at Savannah State University and with local dance company Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc. In 2012, he began dancing with Savannah Ballet Theatre. Outside of performing, Demark is an USAG Men’s Gymnastics Coach as well as a dance instructor.

Demark has joined our team as our Ballet Level II Instructor and subs Hip Hop classes. 

Demark also donates his time to help other improve on their dance skills in every way possible.  Demark enjoys helping non profit organizations, student teachers, and students who are eager to learn the art of Dance, Gymnastics, and Music.  Demark wants everyone to be prepared to work while laughing and enjoying their time in his classes! 

Chris Salsa Bachata

Chris Noel

Salsa and Bachata Instructor, Georgia

Chris Noel was born with a love and passion for the preforming arts; from dance to music, spoken word to theatre. While being raised in the heart of Miami, a huge cultural melting pot, he experienced his first taste of the Latin culture. With Latin culture holding so many similarities with his own Jamaican/Haitian roots, he took to it like a bee to a flower. He has had countless training opportunities in his formative years, through his global travel and via his military service with the U.S. Marines. He began teaching friends, family, military personnel, and all those he came in contact with, with a passion for Latin dance. Sadly, his days as an active duty Marine came to an end, and he moved back to Miami to further his training and master his craft. He joined a few dance performance groups; Bachateros de Carnes to name one, advanced private lesson by some of Miami’s top instructions such as Al "Liquid Silver" Espinoza and traveled abroad to meet with some of the world’s well-known artists like Daniel & Desiree. Moving to Savannah in early 2020, to embark on his performing arts dream; training others and training to be a world champion. He has always believed, “there’s so much more for me to learn and do, I can’t stop now…” Once more, Chris Noel is working with Salon De Baile (SdeB) and other local companies to grow the Latin dance community and share his love and passion for dance.

Chris teaches Salsa/Bachata II at Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio. 

Whitley Salsa Bachata

Whitley Deputy

Salsa and Bachata Instructor, South Carolina

Whitley is, how should we say this, unique. As a professional singer/songwriter/

musician and a latin dance instructor, it is safe to say that music is in his blood.

His grandmother, or “Mima” as he called her, made her way from Puerto Rico to the South Carolina coast in the mid-70’s. They were actually the very first Latino family to migrate to the area. With little to no other Hispanic influence around other than his Mima and a handful of very loud and hilarious aunts and uncles, Whitley spent most of his life missing out on a lot of amazing Latin culture.

Whenever he would catch a glimpse of salsa music something inside of him would always light up, almost like it was speaking to him. When he came of age and going out and having fun became a thing he was asked by some friends if he wanted to go to Latin Night. An emphatic “Hell yes!” flew out of his mouth before he had time to think about it.

That night when Whitley heard that salsa music, those amazing rhythms, the drums, the horns, the bass, all of it, something inside of him woke up. He started salsa dancing and it was over! His life was forever changed.

He immediately started taking lessons. He practiced at home. He went to Latin Night every Thursday and Saturday like clockwork. He went to festivals. He travelled the country learning from and dancing with many of the best salsa dancers in the world. Knowing how much fun the art of salsa dancing was, Whitley wanted to share it with others. So, his teaching career began.

Whitley’s unique style and approach make it both easy and so much fun to get into the wonderful world of salsa dancing. He absolutely loves what he does. He puts his heart and soul into it. The attention and care he gives to his students is extremely rare. Whitley would not have it any other way.

Whitley teaches offsite in various locations in South Carolina.  Please contact the studio if you are interested in learning from Whitley. 

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