Dan Rutherford – Owner

Where are you from?   Indianapolis, Indiana

Professional Accomplishments:

  • World Open Professional American Rhythm Champion
  • 8 times United States Open Professional American Rhythm Finalist
  • 2 times Overall Top Professional Couple of the Year
  • United States Jazz Champion
  • Seen on Nostalgia, Good Life TV
  • Seen on PBS Championship Ballroom Dancing
  • Performed on “Dancing with the Stars” Christmas at Disney World
  • Performed Live for TV on America’s Ballroom Challenge Show “Legends and Champions”


Dan studied jazz dance extensively from the age of five through his late teens.

At that time he began a career in ballroom and Latin dance. Dan has produced numerous champions throughout his career as a teacher and coach. Dan competed successfully with his professional partner and wife Nicole Carroll-Rutherford.  Dan has also danced on stage with numerous celebrities as a back up, chorus line and principal dancer in many productions.  Dan is one of the top coaches in the United States.


  • To provide the best training that will help others exceed their own expectations

Hobbies:   Dancing, Boating, Camping, Being outside, Being with family

Favorite quote:

Do it big, Do it right, and do it with style. – Fred Astaire

I love being in the dance industry because:

Of the way it makes me feel and the people are great!