Dance instructors in Grand Strand area

You can never have enough lessons!  Even seasoned dancers continue to learn and refresh.  Beginners should not be intimidated, it’s never too late to learn and BDPS can connect you up with the best instructors up and down the Grand Strand. Group lessons provide you with all the benefits: physical, mental and social. While being in a social group, you are being physically active, burning calories doing a weight bearing activity and challenging your brain memorizing steps, all at the same time!  Did you know the New England Journal reported that frequent dancers (30 minutes a day, 4 days a week) had a reduced risk of dementia by 76 percent compared with those who rarely or never danced?  Private lessons are also an option with most of the instructors in the area.


Sandra Lucas-Hyde
Dance Instructor
Licensed DJ

Sandra began studying dance at the age of three in a tap class. She continued her dance studies in ballet, jazz, and contemporary dance through her high school and college years.
Sandra is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and has danced in many local and regional productions.
After moving to Myrtle Beach in 2003, she began studying and training competitively in ballroom dance, and also continued her training in Carolina Shag Dancing.
Sandra has taught classes locally for USA Dance, for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of Coastal Carolina University, and for different studios in the area.
For ten years, Sandra participated in the Horry County Dancing with the Stars program to raise money for the BE2 Educational Program.
She danced as a Pro for 4 years, served as a Judge of that competition for 3 years, as was a co-host on the local telethon for the event.
Currently, Sandra enjoys teaching group classes and private lessons, including teaching and choreographing dances for weddings and special events.
Classes can be scheduled by calling Sandra at 843-602-7197

Jason Raimey

Jason Raimey is a Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor trained in the following styles of dance: American Smooth and Rhythm and International Standard and Latin. He has been teaching for over 19 years in the United States and abroad.
Jason trained and competed for Fairmont State University located in Fairmont,WV. He was among the first to become  a Dance Fellow and earn his certification  in the art of ballroom dancing. During this time Jason competed in both in the US and around the word.

For the past 12 years, Jason has had the honor  of coaching The Spats Youth Dance Sport Foundation an organization with the goal of making dance affordable to youth.  The  focus has been on children’s dance programs where he has taken groups of children to many competitions in the Southeastern U.S. Jason has taught dance in both the public, private and homeschooling communities. He  continues to be a Professor of Dance for Hillsborough College, a guest instructor at studios and dance workshops around the country.

His philanthropic work, achievements and affiliations in ballroom dance world have enabled him and his students to be designated as an honorees at many prestigious dance events. Many of Jason’s students have went on to become professional ballroom dance competitors, teachers and studio owners in their own rights.
Jason lives just above the South Carolina boarder  in Leland, NC and teaches in both Little River, SC and Wilmington NC area on a regular basis.

Clara Formoso

Clara Formosa is a certified  professional Ballroom and Latin Dance instructor with over 40 years of teaching experience.  She has also been a Pro Am Competitor, Performer and Choreographer.   She teaches group classes, private classes and is a wedding specialist at her own studio,

6417 Dick Pond Road, Myrtle Beach, SC

Jim Sterner

Elite Entertainment of the Carolinas, North Myrtle Beach SC
Our dance instruction company, DanceLink USA, has been teaching people how to dance since 1972. We are dance instructor professionals, and we teach people how to dance from the basics up to advance training.  From a beautiful ballroom dance to a country line dance, a steamy Latin tango to beach music Shag, we turn any two left feet into grace and beauty on the dance floor.
Phone 1-843-281-1102