Pacific Grand Ball, 2013
Steps to Dance wins
"Top Studio Award"

Ian Nandhra wins
"Top Teacher" award.

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The Steps To Dance studio is located in the tranquility of Sonora in the California Gold Country foothills. We are fortunate enough to have a 1500sq ft purpose built facility in a very tranquil area - "its like dancing in the trees" commented one couple.

Ian Nandhra teaches in Sonora and the South Bay areas.

Ian is a DVIDA certified instructor.

Ian is the first person to have become a DVIDA Certified Instructor in the unique Move Like A Champion program developed by Diane Jarmolow and Kasia Kozak.

Ian is also a Ballroom Dance Teachers College (BDTC) Master Instructor. His brief biography can be found here.

Dance Projects
In addition to teaching  our other projects  include:

  1. Setting up and running the Professional Teacher Training program for the Central Valley Dance Institute at the BallroomLIVE studio in Fresno.  This is a same program we use at the Foothills Dance Teachers Academy

  2. Dance Director for the Dancing With The Tuolumne County Stars ( event which ran for 3 years and raised 10's of 1000's of dollars for over a dozen charities. Choreographer for many routines in the "Dancing With The Sierra Stars" charity event.

  3. Work on DVIDA Syllabus and Examination manuals ( in addition to the Silver American Smooth manual and the Bronze International Standard Manual.

    This work has given us a greater depth of understanding about the dynamics and intricacies of Ballroom Dancing and how it should be taught and presented to dance students..


  4. Working closely with Aira Bubnelyte and Tomas Atkocevicius on the design and technology behind the "Ultimate Center" belt

  5. The Studio Management Player (

  6. Body movement and dynamics as applied to Ballroom Dancing

We aim to make our classes fun, entertaining and instruction in a supportive and nurturing environment. Our results speak for themselves.

People dance for many reasons. So why do we dance?

"Because for a couple of magical minutes we shut everything else out and glide around the floor for the sheer joy that we bring to each other. It's completely addictive. It's also an immense pleasure to be able to help others achieve the same."

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Ian Nandhra and  the award winning Steps To Dance Studio provides Ballroom Dance classes in San Francisco, San Jose and South Bay Areas as well as the California Foothills, Sonora, Columbia, Angels Camp, Twain Harte, Jamestown areas as well as  Tuolumne, Calaveras and Amador Counties.