Dance Passion makes Latin / Ballroom dancing accessible for everyone: adults, children, beginners, competitors and wheelchair users. Our relaxed and friendly atmosphere makes an ideal learning environment for singles and couples alike. Almost all of our wedding couples continue to dance even after they say “I do”. Whether your goal is lose weight and feel great, expand your social circle or master a particular dance, we can help and inspire you. Our award-winning instructors teach American and International style Latin / Ballroom Dancing.
Ivan G.Business Owner
This Bulgarian descendant has made his dancing career a priority. His technical education could not compete with his love for dance and a desire to share and teach his passion for dance to students of all ages. Ivan began dancing as a youth in Bulgaria to overcome shyness. It worked! After moving to the U.S. and becoming an American citizen he gave up a technical career to become a highly rated dance instructor and studio manager in the Tampa Bay Area. During his 35 years of dance he has very successfully competed worldwide both in the pro/am and pro divisions and has performed locally.
Some of his accolades include:
* Top Teacher Award – Fred Astaire World Dance Competition, Puerto Rico, 2014
* Most Lessons Taught in Tampa Bay Area, 2014
* Top Guest Getter, 2011
* First Place Professional Division, 2015
Today, Ivan is the owner of Dance Passion Studio in Saint Petersburg. Being proud of his dance journey and accomplishments, Mr. Grigorov encourages his staff to always strive for excel