Our instructors are committed to helping you learn the art of DANCE!
All instructors are CPR/First Aid Certified.
Rachael has been dancing since a very young age. With over two decades of Gymnastics and Cheerleading under her belt, she has taken ballroom dancing by storm. Rachael started ballroom dancing in 2005 and knew from the first moments that she had a passion for it. Being a coach since she was 15 years old, Rachael knows how to train beginners to advanced students ranging in ages all the way from kids to adults. With her Bachelors in Health and Science from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Rachael plans to use her knowledge and abilities to teach anyone who wants to learn about Fitness and dance or both. Rachael uses her knowledge contributed by Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, and Nutrition to help others thrive in the world of dance and fitness. She has studied many theorists like Laban/Bartenieff to enhance the programs that she teaches and creates. She contributes her time to local charities like CASA and Alzheimer's Association that supports dance to raise awareness. She has started a Kids/Teen Ballroom Dance Team that competes and showcases in the area of the Lowcountry. Rachael currently competes professionally with her students in Pro/Am divisions. With her dance fitness experience, Rachael has developed a program called, "Ballroom Fit and Latin Cardio" based on her expertise in the Health and Fitness field pairing with the Independent Ballroom company called DVIDA/Dance Vision for dance patterns. Rachael’s active lifestyle encourages everyone to eat, drink, and live dancing and is now mixed with FITNESS! Rachael lives in the area with her husband where she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and fur-babies while continuing her education in Dance and Exercise.
Hip Hop and Twerkfit Director
Darrell Davis started his dance career at 4 years old in New York City. In 1989, he moved to Savannah, GA to continue his dance education. He began his study of dance in more detail at age 9 while attending local performing arts and magnet schools. Darrell's training allowed him to travel across the US with scholarships and internships while learning various styles.
He is well versed at teaching Ballet, Modern, African, Horton, Contemporary, and various styles in Hip Hop.
Darrell has created a program called "Twerk-fit" at Salon de Baile Dance & Fitness Studio.
Darrell is well versed in teaching all ages how to dance while continuing to educate himself every day!
Ballet, Hip Hop, and Ballet Fit Instructor
Demark Manigo was born in Charleston, SC and currently resides in Savannah, Ga. He is a graduate of Savannah Arts Academy where he began his formal dance training. He attended Shenandoah University an Arts Management and dance major. He later danced at Savannah State University and with local dance company Mahogany Shades of Beauty Inc. In 2012, he began dancing with Savannah Ballet Theatre. Outside of performing, Demark is an USAG Men’s Gymnastics Coach as well as a dance instructor.
Demark has joined our team as our Ballet Level II Instructor and subs Hip Hop classes.
Demark also donates his time to help other improve on their dance skills in every way possible. Demark enjoys helping non profit organizations, student teachers, and students who are eager to learn the art of Dance, Gymnastics, and Music. Demark wants everyone to be prepared to work while laughing and enjoying their time in his classes!
Bronze Ballroom Instructor
Kimberly began dancing in March 2018 when she went to her first ballroom fitness class with a friend. Within a few months, she was hooked on dance, participating in group classes, private lessons, showcases and even her first competition! The self-proclaimed book nerd quickly fell in love with a sport!
Now, sharing her love for people, dancing, and life, Kimberly has joined SdeB as a ballroom dance and fitness instructor.
She loves working with, and teaching, other dancers, regardless of experience. As someone who did not begin her own dance journey until she was in her 30s, she has a special spot in her heart for beginners wanting to take that first step into a new experience.
Kimberly is the owner of Becoming U, a Health and Fitness Coaching business to help people desiring a cheerleader and coach on their journey to living their best lives!
She is a certified Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, who obtained certification through American Fitness Professionals & Associates and is Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners. Kimberly is certified as a Group Fitness Instructor through AFFA.
Kimberly fully embraces our studio motto: Dance and Fitness is for Everyone!
Kimberly looks forward to accompanying YOU on YOUR journey to better health through the world of dance - physically and mentally.
Turn Up, Dirtylicicous & Stretching for Dance Instructor
BIO COMING SOON!
Rick started his career in Dance with Music first. He is an honorable veteran with the United States Army where he served as the Military Band Conductor. After his retirement, Rick started his dance career in ballroom and quickly loved the art of Argentine Tango and Swing. Rick has trained with the best in the World for Argentine Tango and loves to share his knowledge with others. He is known for his dry, quick sense of humor and will get your feet moving quickly on the dance floor. Rick currently is an instructor of Musicality/Movement, Argentine Tango, and West Coast Swing.
Rick is only accepting private lessons at this time.
Argentine Tango Instructor
Master Ballroom Instructor
Alfredo is dedicated to providing quality dance instruction by bringing national and world renowned training to his instruction, Alfredo is able to offer students top notch choreography and technique.
Alfredo is knowledgeable and teaches all levels from social to competitive in American Style Smooth, American Style Rhythm, International Latin, International Ballroom, and ALL social club style dances that are recognized in the partnership world of dance.
With over 30 years of experience, he is excited for the journey that he has at SdeB!
Alfredo donates his time to local charities like CASA and the Alzheimer's Association that supports dance to raise awareness for their great causes. He also assists with the Kids/Teen Dance Team at SdeBDanceStudio.
Alfredo moved here from Columbus, Ohio and lives in Savannah with his wife and dog Lola.