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Let's Dance.

It's time.

embrace the passion. feel the energy. move with the beat.

 

You Love Music. You Love to Move. Now. It's time to Dance.

 

For Women:

You've always wondered what it would be like to be whisked across the floor... Gallantly prancing in sync with your partner. Dancing with a man you've known for years, or perhaps one you've never met... 

...As you move, every step is perfectly timed with the music. You feel the melody reverberating through your veins. So elegant. So pure. You've seen it on Dancing with the Stars. You've noticed it in movies like Dirty Dancing. And perhaps you've even taken a few group classes or lessons to see if you can embrace the magic for yourself...

And now you finally have your chance. It's time to experience the true freedom of dance. Welcome to 21 North.

 

For Men:

You've seen the women. The potential. The beauty on the floor. But you've never quite had the courage to walk up and ask one of those wonderful ladies to dance.

Or maybe you have.

Perhaps that's exactly the problem. But once you brought her out, you suddenly realized you had no idea what to do. So you froze. Or you simply tried to make something up as you went along and humiliated yourself instead... Blowing your opportunity at a perfectly great evening.

It's time to make sure that never happens again.

Welcome to the solution. Welcome to freedom. It's time to learn how to dance.

 
Jeff Ryan is the Founder and Owner of 21 North Ballroom & Latin Dance. Initially inspired to dance as a challenge to overcome his fears, dancing has now become his passion and one of his life works.

Jeff Ryan is the Founder and Owner of 21 North Ballroom & Latin Dance.

Initially inspired to dance as a challenge to overcome his fears, dancing has now become his passion and one of his life works.

Phone

(513) 926-1344

Location

8419 Cincinnati Columbus Rd
West Chester, OH 45069

(we are located in the smaller building in front of Impact Fitness)

 

Grace de Guia is the dance partner of Jeff Ryan and is the Dance Director and Lead Choreographer at 21 North. Dancing all the way from childhood, she has always loved to dance and now enjoys making her passion her life work.

Grace de Guia is the dance partner of Jeff Ryan and is the Dance Director and Lead Choreographer at 21 North.

Dancing all the way from childhood, she has always loved to dance and now enjoys making her passion her life work.

Studio Hours

Group Classes*

M-F 7:30-8:15pm
Sat 3:30 & 4:15pm

*See calendar for details

Private Lessons By Appointment

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Founder / Owner / Instructor

Founder / Owner / Instructor

Jeff Ryan

In search of constantly expanding his abilities, Jeff originally decided to try ballroom dance as a simple experiment. That all changed after his first lesson.

Quickly evolving from interest to all-consuming passion, he dove head-first into ballroom dance. Soon becoming a prime target for the professional latin dance team, Atrevidos, as well as attracting the attention of the local dance studio where he practiced.

Upon accepting a position on the team, he began performing both locally and nationally. He also accepted the position as an instructor at his local dance studio, where he became one of the most sought-after male instructors due to his continued passion for developing his own knowledge of dance, in addition to his drive to help his students succeed.

Most passionate about using dance as a way to help people fulfill their ultimate potential, Jeff now combines his experience as a former personal trainer with his passion for movement by teaching his students locally and performing with his partner, Grace de Guia.

When not dancing Jeff enjoys adrenaline-infused sports, Apple computers, the ocean, and eating Cold Stone Creamery’s Cake Batter ice cream.


Grace de Guia

Choreographer / Instructor / Performer

Choreographer / Instructor / Performer

An avid fan of dance growing up, Grace would hear music and it would set her body into motion.

From the beginning, she took classes in every dance she could find. Whether it was ballet, jazz, hip hop, tap, swing or salsa. But it was not until she discovered Argentine Tango that she found the dance she would fall in love with.

Passion was born and she began immersing herself in every class she could find. Eventually leading her to take coachings from world champions Fernanda Ghi and Guillermo Merlo. Five years later she discovered ballroom dancing and became devoted to learning more on her eventual new path in life.

After more than 7 years of studying dance as a student, she finally took the plunge and left the corporate world to follow her passion full time. From student to instructor, teacher, and performer, she has continued to advance her skills and enjoys sharing it with others.

When she isn't dancing, you can find her laughing it up with her friends, embracing her love for sci-fi/fantasy geekiness and indulging in delicious culinary delights!

 

21 North

8419 Cincinnati Columbus Rd
West Chester, OH 45069

 
 

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