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You Can Dance Ballroom is a New Orleans-based dance studio that offers group and private lessons in a variety of dance styles. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned dancer, we have something for everyone. Our highly experienced and certified instructors will help you learn the steps and technique necessary to dance like a pro. In addition to group classes, we also offer private lessons for those who want to focus on specific skills or prepare for a competition. We believe that dancing is for everyone, and we strive to create a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone can feel comfortable learning. So whether you’re looking to meet new people, get exercise, or compete at a high level, we hope you’ll join us at You Can Dance Ballroom!

Who we are

Michael Chapman

After producing dance programs for the American Sports Network and the livestream platform, FloSports, Michael joined forces with Hal Luftig and Craig Haffner to produce a series of Broadway shows, including BeetlejuiceChildren of a Lesser GodFiddler on the Roof in Yiddish (multiple critic’s circle awards), David Byrne’s American Utopia (for which he received a Tony for Producing), Becoming Nancy, and Plaza Suite, starring Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker.

Michael Chapman began his career in the arts at the age of 12, when his mother took her boys to a local dance studio to learn ballroom dancing. It sparked a lifelong passion that turned into a competitive dance career with multiple national, international and world championship titles. After retiring, he launched a series of dance competitions, including the Millennium Dancesport Championships, which grew into the largest event of its kind in North America. Michael is also an award-winning choreographer and coach, developing countless dancers around the world into national and international champions.

Sergey Barsukov

Sergey Barsukov is a multi-award-winning Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor. He is an expert in all ballroom styles and is ready to lead you to your new passion. Come dance with Sergey, today!


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