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ABOUT CHAMPION BALLROOM ACADEMY

Owned by celebrated ballroom dancer Mary Murphy, the name Champion Ballroom Academy speaks for itself!

Through her dynamic presence on the hit televsion show “So You Think YOU can Dance” Mary has shown the nation how dedication to the art of dance can be a life-changing experience.

Champion Ballroom Academy enjoys the most successful history and the best reputation of any ballroom in the greater San Diego area. Winnning countless awards over its 27-year history Champion Ballroom Academy sets the standard for ballroom dance instruction locally and nation-wide.

Many world-famous dancers from FOX’s “So You Think YOU Can Dance” and ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” teach on the Champion Ballroom Floor. In addition to learning alongside Mary Murphy, ask about visits by Jonathan Roberts, Louis Van Amstel, Karina Smirnoff, Shirley Ballas and other “stars” from the dance world.

Dancevision.com, the world’s top company for dance education features the world-class professionals at Champion Ballroom Academy in the course material for dance instructors nationwide. Renowned American Ballroom Champions Michael Mead and Toni Redpath give lessons daily at Champion Ballroom. They provided the steps for Dancevision’s DVIDA Bronze and Silver Syllabus. Our own Kasia Kozak is a Latin Dance champion who also writes the American Rhythm steps for Dancevision. If you take lessons anywhere else, chances are the material your teacher is using was written at Mary Murphy’s Champion Ballroom Academy.

Our Mission

TO PROVIDE DANCERS IN SAN DIEGO THE VERY HIGHEST QUALITY COMPETITIVE AND SOCIAL DANCE TRAINING AVAILABLE

Established in 1990, Champion Ballroom Academy was created with a vision — a vision that dance students and dance professionals could thrive in an environment of comfort and community as they work to improve their dance skills.

The threefold mission of Mary Murphy’s Champion Ballroom Academy includes Community Education and Outreach, public performance and high quality dance training. All of this is achieved while keeping in mind the main reason people dance … FUN! By teaching every kind of partner dancing, Champion’s instructors awaken students to the notion that ballroom is more than a style of dance. A ballroom is a place to learn, discover, and to enjoy every type of dance that can be done on the dance floor. The focus at Champion Ballroom is to give students skills that will allow them to approach any dance situation with confidence.

Why Champion?

  • 27 YEARS AS SAN DIEGO’S PREMIER DANCE CENTER
  • SPACIOUS COMFORTABLE LOBBY WITH FREE WI-FI INTERNET ACCESS
  • 10,000 PLUS SONGS IN OUR DIGITAL MUSIC LIBRARY
  • STATE OF THE ART 3000W SOUND SYSTEM
  • KLIPSCH TECHNOLOGY CINEMATIC SURROUND SOUND
  • 5,550SQ. FT.OF FLOATING HARDWOOD FLOOR – PERFECT FOR DANCESPORT COMPETITONS
  • HOME OF SOME OF THE UNITED STATES’ TOP RANKED BALLROOM DANCERS & INSTRUCTORS

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Keepers of The Sound!

Champion Ballroom Academy is proud to announce a great new partnership with Klipsch… “Keepers of The Sound.”

Since 1946, Klipsch has remained on the cutting edge of sound reproduction technology. Mary Murphy’s Champion Ballroom Academy has relied on the crystal clear sound of Klipsch speakers for 23 years. Through our new partnership, Champion Ballroom Academy becomes the first ballroom in Southern California to use Klipsch cinematic surround technology in a ballroom setting. Taking ballroom to the next level and beyond, Champion Ballroom Academy and Klipsch are looking forward to the next generation of dancers with future generation sound!

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