About

Suncoast Dance Instructors

Joe Taylor is an owner and operator of Suncoast Ballroom and is certified with The National Dance Council of America and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in both Standard and Latin and is a Registered Adjudicator at a fellowship level in International 10 Dance, American 9 Dance and Theater Arts. He has over 30 years of teaching people the joy of dance. “I get so much positive energy back every lesson that I teach…it is a passion that keeps me young.” 

Elissa Silvers is an owner and operator of Suncoast Ballroom is also certified with The National Dance Council of America and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance in both Standard and Latin and is a Registered Adjudicator at a fellowship level in International 10 Dance, American 9 Dance and Theater Arts. Her first 5 years of training and teaching were American Style Dance, then she moved to St. Petersburg to train for International 10 Dance World Competition with Larry Silvers. The last 18 of her 23 years of teaching have been in St. Petersburg. “Over the years I have seen so many benefits for people learning to dance; they are too numerous to list. Dancing is my true passion.” 

Awards & Achievements

  • March 2015 –Top Studio – Spring Fling Competition, Tampa, FL
  • March 2015 – Top Teacher – Spring Fling Competition, Tampa, FL
  • March 2015 – Top Newcomer – Spring Fling Competition, Tampa, FL
  • November 2014 – Top Newcomer – Ballroom Blitz Competition, Orlando, FL
  • November 2013 – Top Silver – Ballroom Blitz Competition, Orlando, FL
  • November 2013 – Top Bronze – Ballroom Blitz Competition, Orlando, FL

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