Frances has been a dancer and performer since her teens doing hip hop, ballet and modern, but it was in 2012 when she fully realized her passion for partner dancing. It was that year she received her Ballroom and Latin dance certification from a world-renowned school, as well as one of their highest awards for instructors. She credits her success to her genuine interest and desire to bring happiness to people through dance, and after choreographing her first wedding dance she discovered just how much she enjoyed teaching couples.
Frances began teaching independently and noticed a growing demand for her services from clients throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. She started her own company, MissFrancesDances, specializing in its most sought after service: private lessons for wedding dances. As her profession quickly increased in momentum and popularity, she expanded her company to include a carefully selected team of dedicated and talented instructors. Together they hold a philosophy that teaching dance is more than just showing steps, but more importantly, is the ability to capture one's unique personality and story into their movement.
Ava is a San Francisco native and has been dancing professionally since her teens. She has performed & taught throughout the USA, Hong Kong, Italy and The Netherlands, and has received honors for her contribution to the world of Salsa & Latin Dance. She has extensive training in numerous dance genres including Ballroom, Swing and Latin, and has earned several certifications and won titles in NY Hustle, Salsa and Theater Arts. Ava enjoys teaching students of all levels and is dedicated to giving lessons that are fun and personable. She is passionate about her students - whether they are beginners or professionals, and strives to make dance a comfortable experience while taking them to their highest potential. Ava's knowledge both as a leader and follower allows her to work very well with couples and she enjoys choreographing for weddings.
Eldon has been a professional dance teacher, performer and choreographer since 1997. He first discovered his love for dance as a youth learning how to breakdance! He began his career at a Fred Astaire dance studio in Charlotte, NC and within 3 years was presented their highest award. He moved to San Francisco in 2000 where he continued to study and compete in the Smooth and Latin dances, while focusing on Argentine Tango and Salsa. He received his national certifications from the FADS, USISTD and DVIDA. Eldon was also a featured dancer in the movie "Swing" and has choreographed and performed on MTV. Eldon believes that anyone can learn to dance and enjoys teaching everyone from beginners to experts. He especially loves choreographing whether it be for a first dance, competition or for any reasons to want to look great on the dance floor, and promises to make it fun and easy, too!