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about DMA

A long history of teaching the world to dance

Michael Reichenbach started dancing in Germany in 1966. He began his professional career as an Instructor in the United States in 1969. After his tour of duty in the United States Navy and during his long teaching career, he taught well over 30,000 lessons to students from all walks of life who just wanted to get out, enjoy the music, meet new friends and enjoy the health, fun and many benefits social dancing provide its fans.
From 1980 to 2001 he owned several franchised and award-winning “Top Studios” in Florida where he also served as the Regional and Area Director for the largest major Franchise Organization. In this capacity, he organized competitions, events, seminars and training for hundreds of instructors and studios.

His extensive experience includes working as a coach and/or choreographer for competing amateurs and professionals. He has worked and staged events for a variety of stage and performance venues such as Miss Florida, Big Band Orchestras like Harry James as well as for orchestral events, parties and different venues around the world. Michael is certified as a Championship NDCA recognized Dual Fellow Examiner in International and American Styles. First certified as a judge in 1978, he has always been active in researching and developing new methods and teaching techniques to make learning social and competitive dancing easier and more fun for both couples and singles.

He has been active in the National Dancesport community, having been an Organizer with his partners of several NDCA Dancesport Competitions and Championships starting back as early as 1994 including:

  • The Sunshine State Dancesport Championships in Florida
  • Gator Classic Dancesport Championships in Florida
  • The Sapphire Ball Championships in California
  • Atlanta’s Dancesport Competition in Georgia
  • As well as Dancesport Events in Costa Rica, Jamaica, and overseas.


He has travelled overseas and throughout the States consulting and coaching staffs and students in the latest teaching techniques and choreography, and has been a regular contributor to Dance Week Magazine and other dance and lifestyle periodicals.