Chad Lessard – Owner

NDCA Certified Social & Advanced Bronze, Social & Advanced Silver, Gold, Associate Professional Diploma

Chad began his dance career in 1995 following a stint in the military. He was a student and later an instructor at the Roseville, MN Fred Astaire Studio, eventually transferring to the Inver Grove Heights studio where he met and later married Joanna. Together they were Fred Astaire National Rising Star & Open 10-Dance finalists and have performed with such stars as Edyta Slowinska, Alec Mazo & Kym Johnson of Dancing With The Stars. They have also directed and produced the annual MN Showcase of Stars for a number of years.

After rising through the ranks at the studio for several years, Chad & Joanna purchased it in 2005. In addition to continuing with his first love, teaching, Chad also focuses on staff development and studio growth.