Best Ballroom Dance Teachers

Mitzi and Ed Waring

A student in the Warings' class can forget that he was born with two left feet. Something about his teachers puts him at ease. Perhaps it's the slow, graceful way that Ed and Mitzi demonstrate each waltz, without any unnecessary movements. Perhaps it's the funny way that diminutive Mitzi grabs a student and expertly leads her through a tricky step. Most likely, though, it's their down-to-earth encouragement ("Don't forget --we've been doing this for 30 years. You've only just started!"). Accomplished dancers themselves (and winners of hundreds of awards, including the U.S. Presidential Award for Dance), they love the happiness that dancing brings to their students.