Lisa Solomon has been professionally dancing for over thirty years. She spent twenty years as the owner and manager of two successful independent ballroom studios and a Fred Astaire-franchised studio. Lisa has been privileged to train with some of the best ballroom dance coaches in the world. For Lisa, the most rewarding part of teaching dance is being able to train and share the gift of dance with staff and students. It has been an honor for her to work with first-timers who have never before been on the dance floor as well as experienced dancers looking to advance their journey.
In 2013, Lisa sold her Fred Astaire dance studio. Lisa is now a mom, a health and wellness educator, and a dance instructor.
Michael Raisch has been dancing for over thirty-five years. Throughout his career he has won numerous awards in both business and dancing. As an instructor, Michael set records regionally and nationally. He has managed and owned several top studios in the country. His expertise is in taking studios to the next level in dancing and business.
As a dancer he holds titles as Fred Astaire International Latin Champion, Fred Astaire American Smooth Champion, United States Rising star Latin, Rhythm and American Smooth champion and third in the United States in American Rhythm. He is an adjudicator for the National Council of Dance, and the World Dance Council. Michael’s passion for dancing and teaching can be seen through the lives he has touched.