Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center Featured Classes and Events

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Debra Huston with Paul

Debra Huston with Paul

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Classes with Debra Huston


Suitable for Beginner/Novice and Intermediate

7:30 and 8:30

Two classes, two different dances

 Monthly series — See the calendar for dances taught

Singles and couples welcome

No partner needed

No previous experience necessary

Take one class or both

$20 (F/T college students $10) for one drop-in class
$60 prepaid for 4 weeks of one class; $100 prepaid for 4 weeks of both classes
$190 for 4 weeks including both Debra’s and Paul’s classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays
Prices may vary each month.

At Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center

Contact Debra:

Email –  [email protected]
Phone/text 410-370-5953


International Style with Nonci Tirado
Tuesday Night Classes
   Nonci Tirado

International Style Lessons at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center

Tuesdays 7:30 and 8:30 pm

Latin Drill: Perform Basics Like a Pro

Advanced Choreography

Latin Drill: Perform Basics Like a Pro   
Whether you’re a beginner or a superstar Latin dancer, drilling the basics is a must! There is no other way around mastering the basics. This is a 60 minute drill intensive. Come ready to work and come ready to have FUN while you perfect your dance moves!

This class will focus on drilling the basics in rumba, cha cha, samba and jive, with attention given to proper footwork, feet/leg/hip action, posture/back mobility, spins and turns, and lead/follow.  Some simple open choreography for exercise.

♦ Learn how to polish such basic movements as: Forward and backward walks, delayed walks, checked walks, pressed walks, hip twist turns, switch turns, spiral turns, 3 step turns, spins, lock steps, chasses, time steps, continuous lock steps, rondes…and much more.
♦ Learn a choreographed basic routine in solo position which we will review and repeat each week with emphasis on refining!
♦ Understand timing, musicality, spatial awareness, partner sensitivity
Notes will be given to suit the needs of each dancer. Partners welcomed but not necessary.

Advanced Choreography

This class offers an opportunity to dance intricate and exciting choreography.  It is a great way to develop repertoire and partnering skills.

Finally, here is a class that takes you to the ultimate level in International Latin dancing.  Learn beautiful and exciting choreographed phrases involving open figures and some gold level syllabus figures. Emphasis will be on performance technique and individuality. This class is designed for the advanced beginner social to the seasoned competitive dancer. 

Explore your possibilities and become the artTake your dancing to the next level! 

Tuesday Night Classes:
45 minute lessons, 4 week series
Monthly $60/one class, $110/both classes; Drop-in $18 



Contact Nonci
[email protected]  443-415-5001

    View more information about Nonci Tirado



Catherine Noblitt teaching Ballroom lessons at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center

Monday Evenings

$10 per lesson

Students: $8.50 per lesson

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Catherine Noblitt, LISTD, NADTA


Available for Adjudication, Choreography, Coaching, Private & Group Class Instruction, Pro/Am Competitions & Shows.
Catherine offers private instruction and coaching in American smooth and rhythm  as well as International standard and Latin dances.


Catherine has been dancing for over 25 years. She teaches all levels of dance, from beginning to
advanced social dancing, as well as competitive dancing. She is well versed in both the
American and International styles of dance and has competed professionally in
American Smooth and Rhythm and International Standard.


She has teaching certifications through the prestigious
US Imperial Society for Teachers of Dancing,
as well as the North American Dance Teachers Association,
in both American and International Styles of dance.
Additionally, Catherine is certified to judge at the championship level in all styles.




Paul and Debra Huston

Paul and Debra Huston Host:


Open Supervised Practice Sessions

    with Assistance

 Exactly what is a practice session?


3:30 to 5:00 pm — International Standard Practice
      (Waltz, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep)

5:00 to 6:30 pm —  International Latin Practice
(Cha cha, Rumba, Jive, Samba)

Paul and Debra are happy to assist dancers with any
problems or questions they might have–just ask!
You don’t have to be one of their students.

♦ Practice moves or just enjoy dancing 
♦ Sessions are open to all ballroom dancers 

♦ The dance floor is uncrowded and incredibly spacious
♦ A variety of  beautiful music selected for ease of dancing 
♦ Both International and American style dancers welcome 
♦ The music adheres to strict International timing, but
it lends itself well to American style, too.

No pre-registration required
$10.00 One session, $7.50 Student
$15.00 Two sessions, $10.00 Student


Some of Paul Huston’s Achievements:

6 times Australian Champion
5 times World Semi-finalist
World Cup Finalist
Coach to Blackpool Youth finalists 
Coach to International Youth Champions

Paul is recognized wherever he travels not only as a world class champion
and coach, but also as a friendly and supportive teacher with a deep
belief in his students’ abilities and an unparalleled ability to bring fun to each lesson.

Paul is also available for private lessons
Paul Huston @ 703 732-3238
E-mail – [email protected]


Mr Mambo's Salsa and Bachata Social Dance at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center


 Salsa & Bachata Social Dance

with Mr. Mambo 

at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center

 Salsa, Bachata, and more 

Salsa and Bachata Social Dance

Hollywood Ballroom is proud to host the
in the Maryland, DC, Virginia area.

For the latest details and updates, check www.tanyajsmith.com


West Coast Swing Lessons with Amanda Stearns

Thursday Evenings

7:30 – Beginner levels 1 and 2

8:30 – Intermediate level


classes held at:

Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center

One class $10, or both classes $15 – Drop-in


Lessons with

Debbie Lynn Tuttle 

Debbie offers a variety of Country Western and West Coast Swing classes

Check the calendar and dancewithdebbie.com 

for information about the current class


Classes held at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center
 2126 Industrial Parkway
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Phone Debbie at 301-653-9632
e-mail [email protected]
Contact instructor for pricing


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 Enjoy Daytime Ballroom Dancing 

Thursdays – 12:30 to 3:30 pm


A wonderful way to get exercise, perk up your day and socialize with others
all while avoiding rush hour traffic jams!

Enjoy dancing or use the spacious floor to practice your routines, styling and steps.

 If you’d like, arrange with an instructor for private lessons during this time.

Come to dance, practice or learn.  The dance floor is wide, open, spacious and . . .

We’re waiting for you!

Tea Dance on Thursdays at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center

Lots of room on the dance floor
Friendly dancers, both singles and couples; everyone welcome
Wonderful recorded music–including favorite dance hits
Delightful seasonal refreshments
Beautiful maple floating  dance floor
Hosted by Claire Carabello
Low price of only $8

Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center


2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20904 •  301-326-1181 •  Parking is free and plentiful
Off Rt. 29 in Montgomery County,  just minutes from I-95, the ICC and the Beltway.  About 15 minutes south of Columbia, MD

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Learn to Dance Programs

The Learn to Dance Series at Hollywood Ballroom 

♦ Designed for people brand new to ballroom dancing
♦ Limited class size with individual attention
♦ Flexible scheduling
♦ No contracts to sign, no long term commitments
♦ No partner required

Pre-registration, while not essential, is greatly appreciated
Register for Class

Ballroom Dancing 101   Sundays  8:00 – 8:45 pm 

Learn the basic steps of the basic dances.  Start the series anytime or just come for the classes that interest you.  Every second week, a new dance is taught. The first week you will learn the basic steps and a few variations. The second week you will review, perhaps learn a few new steps, and practice.

Basic dances taught in this class will include waltz, fox trot, rumba, cha cha, hustle and East Coast swing, west  Coast swing, tango and salsa. Classes may also vary from time to time to incorporate the latest trends or class interest. As always, current classes may be found on the calendar.

Price includes both the lesson and the Sunday evening dance, so  you get a chance to practice what you’ve just learned.  Check the web calendar for the schedule. Partner not required. 45 minute lesson.  ($16)


We are pleased to have Amanda Stearns as the main instructor for the Dancing 101 series .  Amanda’s ability to make dancing fun and simple to learn is precisely what the Dancing 101 series is all about.

 We know you will enjoy your classes with this very talented and very patient instructor.

Register for Class



www.HollywoodBallroomDC.com   –  301-326-1181
2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20904. Off Rt. 29 in suburban Montgomery County
Minutes from the ICC, I-95 and I-495,  15 minutes south of Columbia, ample free parking

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 WWednesday Night Social Danc

Wednesday’s Social Ballroom Dance

8:00 to 8:30 – Step of the Evening-a short and concise lesson

8:30 to 10:30 pm – Dance Music

New price: $10 – both lesson and dance

What’s special about the social ballroom dance on Wednesdays?

• A dance floor that’s actually not crowded
• A relaxing break in the middle of a hectic week
• A short and fun dance lesson before the dance starts
• Specially selected and pre-recorded ballroom music that’s perfect for dancing
• A small but friendly group of regular dancers–you’ll soon get to know everyone
• Light refreshments on select evenings

New price:
$10 – both lesson and dance

For the Step of the Evening Lesson Schedule, please see the calendar.

A special  note of remembrance for Instructor Glenn White

Glenn White was a long time and a favorite instructor at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center.  He was known for his clear, concise directions and his willingness to help students “get it right.”  Always kind, always understanding and patient. A wonderful dancer and teacher.  A gentleman.  A friend.  He will be missed.




Lessons Before Dances


learn to danceLessons Before Social Ballroom Dances

Lessons  before dances are often, but not always, included in the price of admission to the Social Ballroom Dances. The calendar will have information about lessons offered before dances. 


 usually includes the following lessons in the price of admission:

• Ballroom 101 (for very new beginners)
• a beginner lesson
• an intermediate lesson

The beginner and intermediate lessons are usually offered concurrently before the Sunday night dance starts. The Ballroom 101 lesson is offered in the studio after the dance starts.  You may attend any of these lessons with your paid admission to the dance.

Should I take the beginner or the intermediate level lesson?  If you are not thoroughly familiar with the basic steps of a dance, we suggest you take the beginner level lesson.  This has nothing to do with how long you have been dancing in general. The instructor for the intermediate level lesson will assume that all students are familiar with the basic steps of the dance and will spend little time, if any, teaching the basics. If you are not familiar with the basic steps,  you probably will find yourself falling behind and not enjoying the lesson.


or on other special occasions often include a beginner/intermediate lesson in the price of admission. Sometimes, however, a lesson is not included.  Such information will be provided in the calendar of events.


does not include lessons in the $6 admission price.

Lessons Before West Coast Swing Nights 

West Coast Swing Nights are held almost every Friday of the year (please check the calendar). Admission is usually $15 for both the dance and the lessons. Lessons usually start at 7:30 and dancing at 9:00. Lessons usually include  a beginner lesson as well as a lesson for experienced West Coast Swing dancers.

Dave Moldover’s Dance Jam Productions is the official host of “West Coast Swing” night.
For latest updates, please see:  http://dancejamproductions.com/hollywoodballroom/

Lessons Before Latin Nights

This very dynamic group has an ever growing schedule, so check back often!Lesosns
Lessons usually start at 7 or 8 pm with dancing starting at 10 pm. Tickets are usually $20  or less for the entire evening (both the lessons and the dance). The price for admission to the dance only is less.

Tommy Smith (Mr.Mambo) is the official host of the Salsa Social with the Bachata Invasion (“Latin Night”).
For the latest updates, please see:

http://www.meetup.com/Mr-Mambo-Salsa-Bachata/ and/or
Join Mr. Mambo’s Salsa Social Group on Facebook


Additional Information

Singles, couples and groups  are always welcome, both to the lessons and to the dances. Partners are not required (unless otherwise noted).

Check the  CALENDAR for what lessons will be taught and which instructors will be teaching the lessons on different nights. Lessons may be held in the main ballroom or the studio.

The  INSTRUCTORS PAGE  has information about our instructors and how to contact them. 

For special events and International programs, please see the information posted about each event.

See more information about our  lessons:
At-a-Glance: current lessons, classes and events





West Coast Swing



Both New and Returning Students Welcome


Beginner Level I – 3 — West Coast Swing – “Strictly Basics”

7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
12 week progressive classes
No Drop-ins after Week 2

♦ Intermediate – West Coast Swing – “Beyond the Basics”

8:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Drop-ins are welcomed

Bring or wear comfortable shoes for dancing (dancing shoes preferable)
$12.00 per person or Take advantage of the 12-week pre-paid special for $120.00 and save $$


Private Lessons Are Available

For more information: [email protected]
Kevin Fitzhugh (301-660-0880) or Tammy Brown (443-271-9250)

View our calendar at http://calendar.yahoo.com/wcswingfusion2/050fa2e6bbd2a81e4924dd7e0f3710f4?od=131

Classes held at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center – 2126 Industrial Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20904 – www.hollywoodballroomdc.com


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Social Ballroom Dances at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center


at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center


7 to 8 pm – Lessons (included with paid admission to the dance)
8 to 11:30 pm – Ballroom Dancing
$16 ($11 students with full-time ID)

12:30 to 3:30 pm
Ballroom dancing on an uncrowded, spacious floor
No lesson is involved
Refreshments served
Only $8


8:00-8:30 pm Step of the Evening
8:30-10:30 pm Social Ballroom Dance
Admission $10

Other  social ballroom  dances are scheduled as the calendar permits,
especially on Friday and Saturday nights.
Please check the calendar for dates and details of any extra dances.


You do not need to have dance experience to join in the fun of a social dance.

There are new dancers and very experienced dancers all sharing the floor.
Attire is comfortably dressy.  (Ties are not required. T-shirts are discouraged.)
No partner is required.
Singles, couples and groups are always welcome.


For social ballroom dances on other days or at other times,
for special event ballroom dances,
for social dances scheduled with other lessons or other programs,
and for West Coast Swing and Latin Night social dances,
please check the calendar or the web posts for details.

See more information about Lessons before Dances


West Coast Swing lessons and dancing with Dave Moldover on Friday nights at Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center. Dance Jam Productions.

The largest weekly West Coast Swing party at the largest ballroom in town!

Most Friday Evenings* 7:30 pm to 1:00 am

 *Check  the Dance Jam Productions website for latest details and updates

                7:30 pm – Basic beginner lessons

♦ This class runs as a monthly series starting the 1st Friday of the month.
♦ New beginners should join on the 1st Friday of the month because the lessons are progressive, building on what was taught the previous week.
♦ On the first Friday of the month, admission is FREE for first time attendees who are in the door and ready to learn by 7:30 pm.

8:15 pm – Intermediate Lessons

♦ “Beyond the Basics” West Coast Swing lessons
♦  New & exciting stuff for more experienced social dancers.
♦  This class is different every week.
♦  You should be familiar and comfortable with all the basics of West Coast Swing social dancing.

 9:00 pm to 1:00 am – West Coast Swing Dance Party with Dave Moldover

♦ Dancing with DJ Dave Moldover & the DJP team.
♦ The music includes a wide range of genres, but the dancing is all West Coast Swing.

Costs:Dance Jam Productions West Coast Swing Friday Night Lessons and Dance

♦ Cover is $15 ($8 students) and includes: ice water, snacks, drinks and dessert buffet.
♦ Beer, Wine and hot food are for sale at the Ballroom’s Take 5 Cafe.
♦ First Friday Special – First time students in the door by 7:30 pm get in FREE!   DETAILS

Good to know: 

No partner required for the lessons or for the dance
♦ Attire: Comfortable, casual clothes.  Jeans are fine for both ladies and men.
♦ County law prohibits other spirits and also prohibits anyone bringing their own wine or beer 


Hollywood Ballroom Dance Center  –  2126 Industrial Pkwy, Silver Spring MD 20904  –  301-326-1181

Off Rt. 29 in Montgomery County between Randolph Rd. and New Hampshire Ave.
Minutes from the  ICC, I-95, 495.  20 minutes south of Columbia. Ample free, well-lit parking




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Monday-Friday 9:30 am
Saturday 9:00 am
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