La Danse Cleveland has put together a team of instructors with experience and expertise in a wide range of dances. These professional teachers love dancing and enjoy sharing what they know with both men and women, individuals and couples, of all ages and abilities. Their enthusiasm will make it easy for you to learn to dance, too. Click on instructors’ bio’s and our calendar of events to plan your dancing schedule. Whether your preference is for a private lesson or group class, and whether you want to dance for fun, fitness and/or friendship, there is something for everyone at La Danse Cleveland.



Esther Rehm-Cohen

Esther is co-owner of La Danse Cleveland. She became certified as a ballroom instructor in 1981 and is former coach of the Case Western Reserve Ballroom Team. She has owned four dance studios over the past 20 years, winning numerous "top studio" awards for sales, competitions, etc. Her largest studio had up to 10 full-time teachers, a receptionist, and half a dozen part-time instructors.

Visit Esther's Bio page here.

Tim Brown

Tim Brown

Tim's dance career spans almost three decades, and his passion for dancing is as strong as ever. He has competed professionally, as well as with his students; and he enjoys not only teaching, but choreography, judging and teaching workshops nationwide.

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Staz became a partner at La Danse Cleveland in 2019 when he and his professional dance partner Jackie moved from Nashville, TN. His goal is to continue the legacy started by Esther and Tim of providing the best, individualized service to their clients. He truly believes than anyone can and should learn to dance.

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Jackie made the move north to Cleveland for the opportunity to impart her years of experience in a studio of her own. She quickly made an impact as a personable, professional instructor for her students and as a strong mentor for the La Danse team.

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Dance Instructors and Staff