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 Stephen Thomas 

Los Angeles Dancers, Teachers & Party Entertainers
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Stephen Thomas - Former Singapore International Dance Champion, United Kingdom Finalist.

CHAMPION DANCERS AVAILABLE FOR SHOWS AND TEACHING! 

Learn to dance with Internationally, English and American trained Latin, Ballroom, Salsa, Swing, Tango and Wedding Dance teachers and instructors. Take the first step toward adding some excitement to your life! Contact us today to arrange your FREE Introductory Dance Class  with our qualified professionals in our Los Angeles and Orange County dance schools, and dance your cares away!

We offer structured, personalized private dance lessons and dance classes for adults and children of all ages, in any style or level of partner dancing. With over 30 years of dance, performing and teaching experience, we've developed dance lesson programs designed specifically for you, with your interests in mind to develop your dancing as quickly as possible.

We are dance instructors, wedding dance teachers &
entertainers in  Los Angeles, providing Latin Dance, Ballroom Dancing and Wedding Dance lessons and Instruction in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and all surrounding areas of Los Angeles and Southern California. We teach dancing lessons in all styles of partner dancing!  Salsa,  Swing, Tango, Latin, Ballroom and Wedding First Dance in our main Studio locations in Orange County, California.

Contact us
today to arrange your first dance lesson in Orange County's Top Dance Studios, located centrally in Orange County.

                                      Stephen Thomas Dance                                      
      Orange County
      California

Wedding Dance Lessons & Services

Make your Big Day all the more memorable with one of our specially tailored wedding dance lesson packages.
We are Los Angeles and Orange County's
Wedding Dance Specialists!

We offer all types of dance programs including Wedding First Dance, Father and Bride, Mother and Groom and Bridal Party dancing lessons.
We can prepare you for your first dance as Husband and Wife with interesting, fun and custom made Wedding Dance choreography sure to impress your guests, or just help you learn the basics of Ballroom and/or Latin Dancing. If you need advice selecting a song for your Wedding Dance or special event, we will be happy to assist you!

Private Lesson and Pay-As-You-Go Programs

We offer flexible and affordable Pay-As-You-Go lesson programs options, as well as dance lesson programs of 5, 10, 15 and 20+ for all of your dancing needs!


We teach dance lessons and classes in Smooth, Rhythm, Latin, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Wedding First Dance and all other styles of partner dancing. Our Lessons and Classes are catered to any skill level, from beginner, social dancer, to Amateur Dance Sport competitor.  We can also help you look great on the dance floors of the hottest clubs in Sydney, or just feel confident enough to accept or offer an invitation to dance at any function or party. 

So, whether you are preparing for your Wedding, dancing for leisure, dancing for fitness & weight loss, hitting the clubs, are interested in Pro-Am Dance Sport competitions, or are a Newcomer, Bronze, Silver, Gold, or Open level Medalist Dancer, we can provide the right dance lessons and classes for you.

Contact us today and dance tonight in one of our conveniently located Los Angeles and Orange County Dance Studios. 

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Special Event Party Entertainers & Performers
 
Professional Party Entertainment in Los Angels, Orange County and San Diego.
Showcases and Demonstrations by Champion Dancers and Party Entertainers!
Dancers, Performers, Party Entertainers & Instructors for any Special Event
Parties, Corporate Events/Functions, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Charity Events, Film &  Media, Schools, Lectures, Wedding Receptions etc.
We are International dancing performers and party entertainers available for shows and demonstrations at any type of function, event or party.  Our services are available direct to the public, special event planners, party planners and wedding planners.

We perform all Latin, Salsa and Ballroom dances to the highest International standard. We have over 30 years combined International & Professional Performing experience and our resumes are extensive, including being National Dancing Champions, and performing at major International events all over the world.

We currently have the following Dance Entertainment Shows ready to perform at any event:

Cha Cha - Salsa - Mambo - Jive - Swing - American Rumba - Cuban Rumba, Intl. Rumba - Bolero - Samba - Paso Doble - Waltz - Tango - Argentine Tango

Dance Shows & Demonstrations include, optional, individual & group lesson by request. **Please note: We charge a non-refundable booking fee to secure our services, with the remainder payable on the day of the performance. Please contact us for a no obligation FREE Quote!

Phone: 949-870-7826 (Los Angeles, Orange County and all of Southern California and United States)  

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Stephen Thomas Dance
Orange County
and Los Angeles
California

Mon - Fri: 10 AM to 11 PM
Sat - Sun: 10 AM to 11 PM

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                Dance Lesson Programs designed just for you!
 Beginner Dance Program
Social Dance Program
Wedding Dance Program
Pro/Am Competitor Dance Sport Program
Amateur and Professional Dance Sport Coaching 
Home Visit
 
Dance Lessons in your home or venue: $180/hr
(Please contact us for details regarding this service)

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Summary of Medical Evidence and Benefits of Dancing

• University of Freiburg study in 1986: exertion and breathing rates of Latin Dance athletes performing a single dance were the same as cyclists, swimmers and 800m runners over the same two minute period.

• University of Oxford 1988: level of fitness of championship Latin Dancers is the same as Olympic decathletes; a dancer performing a two minute Samba experiences the same exertion level as that experienced by an Olympic 100m hurdler.

• Peter Pover, former President US Dance Sport Council stated that tests in Germany “found no significant athletic difference between running 800 metres and doing the Jive or Samba for 1.5mins” Sports Illustrated 1995.

• Medical research has shown that Latin Dancing is comparable with other sporting activities such as basketball, squash and cross country running with dancers performing at over 80% of their maximum oxygen consumption level and burning up at least 300 calories per hour (Blanksby & Reidy, 1988 British Journal of Sports Medicine, Vol 22, Issue 2, 57-60: Heart rate and estimated energy expenditure during Latin Dancing)

• Dancing used by a Mexican cardiologist Dr Hermes Ilarraza for heart disease patients.  Patients did 30minutes of dancing over five weeks for five days per week and increased their exercise capacity by about a third.

• New England Journal of Medicine in 2003 reported that elderly people who danced frequently had a 76% lower chance of developing dementia.

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About Us - Stephen Thomas Biography

Stephen Thomas BIOGRAPHY

Stephen has over 30 years experience in Latin American and Ballroom Dancing, as a Competitor, Performer and atop Dance Teacher. 

He has competed at the highest Professional level including the British, UK and International Open Professional Dancesport Championships.

Stephen is a former Singapore International Dance Sport Champion, Hong Kong International Dance Sport finalist and was placed 3rd at the UK Closed Dance Sport Championships. He has won numerous competitions within the United Kingdom, Asia and Australia, and is now a competing Professional for England and Great Britain with his partner, Amanda Jane.

He coaches all levels of dancers from Beginners to International competitors, singles, social dancers and wedding dance couples.
He is also qualified with the IDTA and UKA Professional bodies in Latin and Ballroom to teach and adjudicate competitions and has performed
internationally in all styles of dance including Latin, Ballroom, Tango and Salsa. His notable performances include famous venues such as the
Sydney Olympics Opening Ceremony, Trafalgar Square and performances for International dignitaries including the Ambassadors of Slovakia
and Great Britain.

Stephen is originally from Brisbane, Australia, where he first trained for many years in Latin and Ballroom dance. Now, after spending a further 6
years in London training with the top coaches in the world, he currently resides and teaches in Orange County, USA, and is pleased to be able to pass on his knowledge and experience to dancers of all ages and levels, in all styles.
He and his  partner are available for teaching and performing shows in all styles of dance including Latin, Salsa, Argentine
Tango, Mambo, Swing and Ballroom. Stephen and partner are resident teachers at the number one dance studios and dance school in Orange County.

So, whether you  want to learn to dance like a pro, or simply learn for fun or fitness, Stephen and his team have the expertise and experience to
guide you through their proven social and competitive learn to dance programs.

Please phone:  949-870-7826 or e-mail:  [email protected] for further information.

Stephen Thomas - CV

Professional Qualifications 

Professional Body: Associated Board of Dancing, England (ABD)
Qualifications Held: Fellow Ballroom, Fellow Latin
Year: 2014

Professional Body: International Dance Teachers Association (IDTA)
Qualifications Held: Licentiate Latin American Branch
Associate Ballroom Branch
Year: 2004

Professional Body: United Kingdom Alliance (UKA)
Qualifications Held: Member Latin American Branch
Member Ballroom Branch
Year: 2004

Professional Body: GNC
Qualifications Held: Fellow Latin American Branch
Fellow Ballroom Branch
Year: 2008

Dance Education

Institution: University of London
Qualification: Foundation Course in Dance
Subjects: Ballet, Contemporary, Choreography, Choreology
Year Completed: 2007

Institution: Kensington & Chelsea
Qualification: Diploma of Dance
Subjects: Ballet, Contemporary, Jazz, African Dance

Dance Teaching Experience

Semley Dance School - 1 Semley Road, London, SW16 4PS

Latin & Ballroom Dance Teacher, Advisor & Coach
Proprietor:    Peter Maxwell
Length of Service:   2004 - 2008

Avant Garde Ballroom Newport Beach, CA 

Latin & Ballroom Dance Styles
Professional Showdance & Theater Arts
Professional Coaching & Choreography
Body Conditioning
Group Classes
Proprietor: Andre'

Londance Studio Laguna Niguel, CA 

Latin & Ballroom Dance Styles
Showdance & Theater Arts
Professional Coaching & Choreography
Body Conditioning
Group Classes
Proprietor: Patricia West

The Bea Dive Dance Studio, Garden Grove, CA 

Latin & Ballroom Dance Styles
Professional Showdance & Theater Arts
Professional Coaching & Choreography
Body Conditioning
Group Classes
Proprietor: Beatrix

Green Light Dance Studio Newport Beach, CA

Latin & Ballroom Dance Styles
Professional Showdance & Theater Arts
Professional Coaching & Choreography
Body Conditioning
Group Classes
Proprietor: Darion Casado

Media Performance Experience
 
Movies:    

"The Quite American", Michael Caine, Brendan Fraser etc
“Me and Orson Wells,” Zac Efron, Clare Danes
     
Music Videos:    "Around Here", George Michael
Style of Dance:    80's New Wave, 50's Rock & Roll

Television:    Various Jobs, including BBC Reality Shows
Roles:     Appearing as Dance Teachers, & Advisers on television

Orange County Live Performances & Shows

Performance Ensemble - "Jesus Christ Superstar" with Wendy Johnson - Theater Arts - Servite HS Main Theater - Dec. 2008

Professional Showcase -  Stephen Thomas Dance Productions - Salsa, Rumba - The Garden Walk of Anaheim, CA - April 2009
Performance Ensemble - "Around the World" with Tony Meredith - Fullerton College, CA Main Theater - June 2009
Performance Ensemble - "Fame" with Jonathan Roberts & Martin Lamb - Fullerton College, CA Main Theater - Dec. 2009
Professional Showdance - Londance Studio Productions "T.V. Land" - Cha Cha/Rumba - Fullerton College Main Theater,
Fullerton, CA - Dec. 2009

Professional Latin Showcase - Green Light Dance Studio Productions - Cha-Cha, Rumba, Samba, Jive -  Newport Marriott,
Newport Beach, CA - May, 2010
Professional Latin Showdance - Jive - Stadium Restaraunt, Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Coast, CA - June, 2010
Professional Showdance - Argentine Tango - Performing Arts Theater, Turtle Rock, CA - June, 2010

Professional Showdance - Londance Studio Productions, "So You Think You Can Dance" - Cha Cha - Fullerton College Main Theater,
Fullerton, CA - June, 2010
Professional Showdance - Make A Wish Foundation - Jive - Londance Studio Laguna Niguel - Sept. 2010

Professional Showcase - CHOC Hospital Fundraiser - Cha Cha, Mambo - Westin Hotel, Costa Mesa, CA -  May 2011
Professional Showdance - "Lifetime Weddings" Expo - Cha Cha -  The Villa, Westminster, CA - May 2011
Professional Enemble - "Viva Las Vegas" with Ron Montez - Cha Cha - University High School, Irvine, CA - June 2011
Professional Showdance - Londance Studio Productions "Viva Las Vegas" - Mambo - University High School, Irvine, CA - June 2011
Professional Showcase - Stephen Thomas Dance Foundation "Latin Explosion" - Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo -
Villa Park, CA - June 2011
Professional Showcase - Dana Piont Women's Group  - Argentine Tango, Bolero - Ferrantelli Restorante, Dana Point, CA - August ,2011
Professional Showcase - Orange County Women's Christian Group - Cha Cha, Swing - Alta Vista Country Club Villa Park, CA - October, 2011
Professional Showcase - National Cystic Fibrosis Foundation - Cha Cha, Jive - Platinum Ballroom, Anaheim Mariott,
Anaheim, CA - October, 2011

International Live Performances & Shows

Chancery Court Hotel Great Ormond Street Hospital Charity Cha Cha, Jive, Rumba Show
Porchester Hall  Studio Boardman “Prison Break”  Jive Show and Teaching
Waldorf Hilton  Waldorf Tea Dance   Salsa and Waltz Show
Café De Paris  “Fred and Ginger” Night   Samba, Rumba, Waltz Show
Trafalgar Square  St George’s Day 2008 Celebration  Cha Cha and Rumba Show
Regents Park  “Dancing in the Park 2008”   Salsa Teaching and Show
Roundwood Park  “Respect Festival”   Swing Hustle and Tango Show
Porchester Hall  “World Dance Unite” Festival  Salsa and Rumba Show
Embankment  Argentine Festival   Paso Doble and Rumba Show
Café Royal  Slovak Ball with British Ambassador Cha Cha and Viennese Waltz
Holiday Inn  Charity Event in London Bloomsbury Cha Cha and Jive Show
La Floridita  Wedding Entertainment   Salsa and Rumba Show
Kensington Rooftop Rooftop Gardens Hotel Party  Salsa Show
Waldorf Hilton  Hammonds Solicitors   Strictly Come Dancing Show
Irish Centre  Hammersmith Hollywood Party  Ballroom and Latin
Tbilisi, Georgia  Georgian International Dance   Waltz and Latin Show
St Josephs Epsom Dance Studio Cabaret Night  Cha Cha, Rumba, Waltz Show
Beryl Leywood  Dance Studio Medal Ceremony  Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso
Ipswich Dance  April Dance Party    Latin and Waltz Show
Bethania   Autumn Dance Party   Latin and Waltz Show

International Competition Results

3rd United Kingdom Closed Championship - 2007
1st Place Singapore International Championship - 2001
4th Place Hong Kong International Championship – 2001
2nd Place ADS Premiere Championships - 2001
2nd Place NATD Championship - 2000
1st Place Welsh Border Counties Championship - 1998
3rd Place London Metropolitan Championships - 1998
2nd Place ADS Star Championships – 1998

Ballroom:
4th Place NSW State Championships – 2002
4th Place ADS Star Championships - 1997
5th Place QLD State Championships – 1997

Ten Dance:
6th Place QLD State Youth Championships – 1992

American Rhythm:
3rd Place Orange County Professional Championships – 2011
5th Place Desert Classic Professional Championships - 2011

Referees:

Inga Haas  Former World, International, British, United Kingdom, US Champion (1994)
   
Relationship:  Former Dance Partner

Shirley Ballas  Open to the World International Champion (1996),
Open to the World British Champions (1995 – 1996),
British National Champions
Star - World Cup - UK – Champions
Seven times undefeated United States Professional Champion

Realtionship:  Coach

Teachers and Coaches

Shirley Ballas, Johan Eftedal, Nadia Eftedal,
Tony Meredith
, Goran Nordin, Colin James, June McMurdo, 
Ron Montez

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WHAT WE OFFER

• Wedding Dance Choreography

• Social & Recreational Dancing

• International Latin & Ballroom Dance Lessons

• Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble, Jive

• Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango

• Show Dance & Theater Arts

• Salsa, Mambo, Merengue, Cumbia, Bachata, Bolero

• Argentine Tango

• East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Hustle

• Latin & Ballroom Dance Sport Coaching

• Entertainment Services & Demonstrations



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Scientific Evidence About The Benefits of Dance

Numerous scientific studies have been performed showing the aerobic value of Latin Dancing in recent years. The University of Australia found that a Rumba can give the body more tone than running, and a Jive can raise the heart rate higher than a game of squash. In Germany, doctors found significant athletic advantage in dance when they wired the country's 800-meter running champions and its dance champions. Finally, according to the 1991 Steven F. Loy, Ph.D., International Journal of Sports Medicine study, Latin Dancing has the potential to meet exercise intensity criteria regardless of skill level and dances selected.

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