Professional dancer / teacher / choreographer / competitor

John Ross began dancing at the age of 16, finding it a healthy way to celebrate life during challenging times.

After finishing college he changed direction and began training to teach dance. By this time he had performed with Buddy Schwimmer’s Northern California dance team and had studied with the top competitors in Europe and America. He received his teaching medals and taught his first class in 1982.

John is an ordained interfaith minister, certified massage therapist, and spiritual counselor, which – when combined with his decades of dance experience – results in a well-rounded, all-inclusive unique experience for his students.

John also pairs with students competing at all levels of Smooth and Rhythm in regional Pro-Am competitions including the San Francisco Open, International Grand Ball, and The Autumn Dance Classsic. He has trained thousands of dancers in Sonoma County and calls his dance home “The Ballroom”.

John teaches group classes on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, and offers private lessons Mondays through Fridays, in addition to hosting our 3rd Saturday of the month Drop-In lesson with dance party