Ballroom Dance New York is a private studio that specializes in STRESS FREE lessons for people of all ages, abilities, nationalities and cultures.
Andrey Stanev is a professional dance teacher who was born and raised in Bulgaria. Starting his career at an early age, he became very successful and won the Bulgarian National Championship for Ballroom and Latin Dance in 2000-2001. Shortly after Andrey graduated from the National Sport Academy, he moved to the United States to expand his career.
His ambitious and creative spirit brought him to the front steps of Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Bedford Hills, New York. His determination and hard work made him an expert in all International and American style dancing in a very short time. While working for Fred Astaire Dance Studio Andrey was acknowledged as a top teacher and received the Award for Outstanding Performance in the advance department of teaching. In 2006, he started his own dance studio in Manhattan, offering private lessons to individuals, couples and competitive dancers.
Andrey believes that learning to dance should be fun and STRESS FREE. He brings humor, respect and innovative teaching techniques to put students at ease. He is generous with positive encouragement so students can be excited about their progress. Each lesson begins with instructions in the basic steps, then moves to basic turns followed by intermediate combinations, and finally more complex variations. Andrey begins each lesson by demonstrating the move or the entire combination of up to twelve elements to his student. Then he breaks it down into parts. The student repeats every move slowly without any music, and afterwards practices to the rhythm of the music. It’s easy to see that students easily master the dances, gain confidence and have the time of their lives!