History

             Beyond Ballroom was started by dance instructor and professional ballroom dancer, Wesley Crocker. He has been a Ballroom dance instructor for 20 years.  He has competed both professionally and pro/am for 10 years and won the U.S. Show Stopper Championship in Theatre Arts in 1996. He began choreographing 15 years ago specializing in Theatre Arts/Cabaret.  He is professionally trained to teach Ballroom, encompassing American Smooth and Rhythm, International Smooth Standard and Latin, Theatre Arts/Cabaret.  He has had professional training with numerous Ballroom Champions including 7 time World Champions, Bruno and Luann Collins, US Champion Cher Rutherford, and American Rhythm Champion Susie Thompson. Wesley frequently does professional dance exhibitions and donates his time helping with local charity dance events.

              Beyond Ballroom’s mission is to promote the art of ballroom dance. Its mission is to teach people a classic art form that is not only graceful and fun, but it is also a great form of exercise. Wesley promotes a healthy and active lifestyle. He teaches his students that dance is a wonderful way to exercise without realizing it.