Written by admin on October 11, 2010

SAVE THE DATE to DANCE FOR THE CURE: We have a very special dance coming up on Sat. Oct. 23rd. Join us for an evening of dancing, special treats, raffle prizes, dessert and coffee. 7:30-11pm, $20 Donation (a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to the Norma F. Pfriem Cancer Center at Bridgeport Hospital). Call us to reserve your spot!

Written by admin on October 10, 2010

Have a special event, photoshoot or holiday gathering coming up? Our Derby studio may be just the right location for you. We have a beautiful art deco style space with hand-painted ceilings, original brass fixtures, 2000sq. ft. oak dance floor, seating, and state of the art sound system. Come in and see us (33 Elizabeth Street.), we’d love to show you around!

Saturday night Party in Derby!

Written by admin on July 12, 2010





Another great party this Saturday! Over fifty dancers showed up to dance and celebrate a few birthdays. In a rare occurrence, four of five Stavola children were in attendance and did an impromptu cha cha at the end of the evening. (Pictures on the way) Ian stopped in before heading off to Afghanistan on his first tour of duty. He was very grateful for all the warm wishes.

About Michael Stavola

Written by admin on August 5, 2009

Michael Stavola, the founder and director of Ballroom DanceSport with two studios in Westport and Derby, Connecticut, is a certified dance professional who has been dancing and teaching ballroom dancing for over 30 years. Michael has competed both professionally and as a pro-amateur teacher in countless dance competitions where he has been awarded Top Teacher Awards. He is passionate about instilling the love of dance in children of all ages, from 6 to 16 years old, through his non-profit organization Connecticut Kids Dance! and his Ballroom Kids dance program, designed specifically to teach ballroom dance to kids in a fun and social atmosphere. He is also currently involved with the City of Bridgeport Lighthouse Project, imparting his love of dance to the children of the public schools in Bridgeport, teaching in-school dance classes and holding semi-annual dance competitions for them to perform what they have learned.

Michael is responsible for the ballroom dancing clubs in Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. Michael has instructed at Norwalk Community College, numerous schools throughout Connecticut as well as the adult continuing education programs for Fairfield and other locales. Locally, he teaches the summer ballroom dance classes for the Fairfield Parks and recreation and runs after school ballroom programs for the Easton Recreation Department.

About Michael Stavola

Written by admin on August 5, 2009

Michael Stavola, the founder and director of Ballroom DanceSport with two studios in Westport and Derby, Connecticut, is a certified dance professional who has been dancing and teaching ballroom dancing for over 30 years. Michael has competed both professionally and as a pro-amateur teacher in countless dance competitions where he has been awarded Top Teacher Awards. He is passionate about instilling the love of dance in children of all ages, from 6 to 16 years old, through his non-profit organization Connecticut Kids Dance! and his Ballroom Kids dance program, designed specifically to teach ballroom dance to kids in a fun and social atmosphere. He is also currently involved with the City of Bridgeport Lighthouse Project, imparting his love of dance to the children of the public schools in Bridgeport, teaching in-school dance classes and holding semi-annual dance competitions for them to perform what they have learned.

Michael is responsible for the ballroom dancing clubs in Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University. Michael has instructed at Norwalk Community College, numerous schools throughout Connecticut as well as the adult continuing education programs for Fairfield and other locales. Locally, he teaches the summer ballroom dance classes for the Fairfield Parks and recreation and runs after school ballroom programs for the Easton Recreation Department.