Star Ballroom is located at 2305 East Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach. We are just 3 blocks east of Federal Highway on the North side of Atlantic Blvd. We teach private lessons, group lessons and wedding preparation customized instruction. Check out our boutique for clothes, shoes and misc. dancer items!
Meet Your Instructors
Ronnie Gardner has been dancing and teaching for over 30 years. After arriving in Denver from Korea at the approximate age of 10, he quickly became "Americanized" playing sports and delivering newspapers. His career as a draftsman was cut short when, tired of sitting at a desk all day, he signed up for dance lessons and his talent for dancing and his passion for teaching blossomed. After training, teaching and competing with the Arthur Murray Dance Studio chain and various independent studios, his dream of owning his own studio was realized when he and his partner opened Star Ballroom, Inc. in Pompano Beach in 1996.
Karen Donaldson grew up in a small town in Ohio where dancing was a primary recreation, especially square dancing and "jitterbug". She decided to seek fame and fortune in Chicago, where she worked in various fields, including insurance and travel, before discovering the warm climate and moving to Florida. At the urging of a good friend and neighbor, she started formal training in ballroom and decided to pursue ballroom dance as a career. Star Ballroom, Inc. provides a social and educational forum for all ages -- from 6 to 99 -- with the additional benefit of exercise with music and a smile!
Manny & Fabiola
Casteneda began their Argentine Tango Journey more than 10 years ago with Daniel Lapadula. They have studied and developed an elegant salon tango style focusing on technique and clean movements. They continue to learn from the tango pros at every opportunity they have and are constantly working on perfecting their technique. They enjoy teaching the true Argentine Tango -- Salon Style. Their teaching makes emphasis on good posture, elegant walking and solid Tango fundamental movements like caminatas, ochos, molinetes, boleos, lapices, enrosques, etc. All in all resulting in a smooth, harmonious and enticing dance that complements the inviting tango melody.
Their studies have included 7 years of intensive training with Roberto Maiolo; private clinics in Rosario, Argentina with Master Orlando Paiva Sr. and his sons. Countless hours of intensive workshops with Tango Masters like Miguel Angel Zotto, Metin Yazir, Cesar Coelho, Guillermina Quiroga, Guillermo Salvat & Sylvia Grynt, just to name a few. Check the calendar for the days and times of lessons.