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Ballroom and Latin Dance Lessons in Hartwell, Georgia

Theo and Ganine Derleth ballroom dance champions-Las Vegas-LA-New York-FL Keys-Ft. Myers-Georgia

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Theo & Ganine (pronounced Janine)

are experienced, gentle teachers.

They have extensive careers in the dance and entertainment industry and are United States Dancesport Top Teachers, judges, and event emcees.



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Ballroom Dance Lesson Gift Certificate

Available immediately for any lesson amount or dollar amount. Contact us to activate. 

Personalize it with your own photo or note. 


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FREE First Lesson

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FREE First Lesson

Our students smile because we make it fun. Please be our guest to try it out. Beginners welcome! 

Call 706-436-7698 to reserve your 

FREE private dance lesson. 

Dance with us

Ballroom and Latin Dance Lessons

Wedding dance lessons for you and your whole wedding party

We teach all styles of partner dancing

smiling couple-ballroom and latin dance teachers Theo and Ganine Derleth owners of Dancing Gardens

Please be our guest for a FREE private dance lesson. The easiest way to know if ballroom dance lessons are for you is to try it out. Meet us, see the studio, experience how we teach and what we have to offer. 


Theo & Ganine (pronounced Janine)

 are experienced, gentle teachers. 


From slow dancing to salsa dancing, International style to wedding dance lessons, we do it all. Want to learn a few moves for your next date night? We've got you covered. 

No prior training required, beginners welcome. It doesn't take long to learn a few basic partnering skills to have fun on the dance floor. You will be relaxed and dancing right away. Gift Certificates available

 We teach private lessons by appointment Monday-Saturday 8am-9pm at 382 N. Forest Ave, Hartwell GA 30643 and your first lesson is call us! You'll be glad you did.

We teach all styles of partner dancing

Wedding dance lessons for you and your whole wedding party

We teach all styles of partner dancing

couple look lovingly at each other while dancing during their first ballroom dance lesson withGanine

"Just had our first ballroom dance lesson and I have to say, WE LOVED IT!!! Professional but fun and creative teaching style that makes you want more!! Our community is extremely fortunate to have teachers of this caliber. If you have ever considered ballroom dance lessons, do not hesitate!! Do it NOW!!!"  LP

"Took my husband on a date to an 'undisclosed' location, I was afraid he was not gonna go! And we had the best time!! Thank you Theo and Ganine for our dance class, we had the best time and really enjoyed it."  BR

All the best celebrations include dancing, prepare now for your next event.

"My husband and I started out taking private lessons for our sons upcoming wedding. We were told we looked like professionals at the reception. We've enjoyed dancing so much we're still taking lessons!! It's such a blast and great exercise. I highly recommend signing up for lessons! You won't regret it."  MT

Wedding dance lessons for you and your whole wedding party

Wedding dance lessons for you and your whole wedding party

Wedding dance lessons for you and your whole wedding party

wedding dance lessons bride & groom, father-daughter, mother-son, group, Dancing Gardens 7064367698

Make your wedding first dance a dream come true. Learn to dance together. 

It's your wedding day and the world is watching.

 We will help you feel comfortable and confident on the dance floor. 

Do you have a favorite song for your first dance? Let us choreograph something special for you. 

Bride and Groom dance lessons, Father-daughter dance lessons, Mother-son dance lessons,  wedding party group class so everyone has more fun dancing. 

Take the first step toward a lifetime of romance and call 706-436-7698

"We cannot thank you enough for the special touch you helped us add to our wedding! You two are wonderful teachers who clearly love what you do! I would recommend the experience to every couple getting married or anyone who wants something fun & different to do. Thank you" 

Corporate events

Dance for fun and health

Wedding dance lessons for you and your whole wedding party

30 girls enjoying latin dance class outside, teacher Ganine Derleth, Dancing Gardens Lake Hartwell

Raise their energy level, improve focus, raise their spirits and create a great memory.

Corporate team building activity

 Learn something new and fun in a group setting, indoor or outdoors.

 Book now for your next corporate event.

"We did our first class tonight as a group and we had so much fun!! She's a ball of energy and makes you feel so comfortable! Highly recommend trying it!! I know we can't wait to go back!!  LL 

Dance for fun and health

Dance for fun and health

Dance for fun and health

Ballroom and Latin dance Lessons Theo and Ganine-U.S. Champions Top teachers-20 students wear medals

According to all experts 

Taking Ballroom dance lessons helps fight off Alzheimer's disease, helps to prevent heart disease and osteoporosis all while burning off calories and increasing circulation. 

Psychologists agree the mental benefits are numerous. The #1 benefit... your chances are much higher of being in a good mood.

"My kids absolutely love their lessons with Theo! They laugh and giggle all while learning so much! They can't wait to get home and practice for their next lesson! I love that they are having fun and learning to dance correctly and the correct terminology!"  AW

You can do it

Dance for fun and health

Dance for fun and health

Ganine Giorgione Derleth-Theo Derleth-International Latin dancers-U.S. Open to the World dance comp.

Do you watch Dancing with the Stars on TV and think 'I wish I could do that'?  

You can - that's what we do! 


Cha Cha, East Coast Swing, Mambo, Bolero, West Coast Swing, Samba, Merengue, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz, Hustle, Salsa, Jitterbug, Lindy, International style dances Cha cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive, Int. Waltz, Int. Tango, Int. Viennese Waltz, Slow Foxtrot, Quickstep, 

Your first lesson is call us! 

706-436-7698 You'll be glad you did. 

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Better yet, see us in person!

FREE first lesson 

Dancing is great exercise, a wonderful way to build relationships and create memories while learning a new hobby. It doesn't take long to learn some basic skills to have fun dancing right away. Beginners welcome. We're so sure you'll love it that your first lesson is FREE! 

We teach all styles of ballroom and latin dance; American smooth, American rhythm, International standard, International Latin, as well as club dances and wedding first dance choreography. 

Dancing Gardens Lake Hartwell

382 North Forest Avenue, Hartwell, Georgia 30643, United States

(706) 436-7698


Private ballroom dance lessons by appointment

Monday thru Saturday 8am-9pm 

taught at 382 N. Forest Ave. Hartwell GA 30643

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