Welcome to Gocha and Shorena's brand new 8000 square foot dance studio, featuring two brand new hand-laid floating maple hardwood floors, with neoshocks installed for unparalleled comfort, joint health, and overall best possible dance experience.
The building features one grand ballroom, a smaller private ballroom, and an unforgettable lounging area with plush recliner chairs and exotic décor to enjoy on dance breaks. The main ballroom is the largest, most beautiful dance studio floor in the DFW area. Come and see for yourself!
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2507 Knight Street
Dallas, Texas 75219
Friday: 3pm - 9pm
Sunday: by appointment only
Lessons: All Private Lessons are 45 minutes in length, and all Group Classes are 55 minutes in length. All lessons must be booked by calling the studio at 214-526-9100, 214-769-7133.
Payment: All lessons must be paid for before the start of each lesson.
Refunds: All lessons and classes are non-refundable and not transferable.
Sign-In: Everyone must sign in at the reception desk before entering the ballroom. This includes individuals and couples using the floor for practice time.
Cancellation: All cancellations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Cancellations made in less than 48 hours will be charged for the lesson in full. No exceptions.
We have gift certificates for weddings, birthdays, and valentines, Sweet 16 parties and more.
For further information, or to purchase a Gift Certificate, please contact the studio:
Our studio offers private lessons (45 minutes in length) and group classes (55 minutes in length) for all levels from beginners to advanced. Great for jump starting beginners' dance education or perfecting the most advanced students' skills! Also perfect for weddings.
Private lessons give you the most for your time and ensure fastest improvement, customized to the dances you want to focus on. They can be either taken individually or as a couple with an instructor, and are easy to fit around your schedule.
We offer private instruction in the following International, American style, and social dances: Cha-Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive, Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Viennese Waltz, Bolero, Mambo, Swing, Merengue, Hustle, and Two-Step. Wedding packages are also available.
GochaChertkoev and Shorena Gacheshiladze are available for private coachings as well. They can be booked either together or separately.
For more information and all questions on booking your private lesson please contact us.
We offer group classes for beginner, intermediate, and advanced dancers in International Latin and Standard Ballroom styles of dance. International Latin dances include Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Paso Doble and Jive. International Standard dances include Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Viennese Waltz.
Visit GSBallroomDance.com for group class schedule.
To join a group class, please call the studio at 214-526-9100 or 214-769-7133.
Treat your guests (and yourselves) with a truly magical first dance as husband and wife. We can make you look confident and graceful much faster than you think! Depending on what your schedule allows, we will design a customized choreographed dance to the song of your choice, or we can simply help you to beautifully improvise on the dance floor.
We offer a 30 minute introductory wedding dance consultation for $45, where we will help you determine what wedding package is right for you. Find Out More
Dancing is also a wonderfully romantic way to spend time together during your engagement, while relieving stress surrounding your wedding preparations.
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Join us for our weekly Saturday night social parties. Admission is only $15 which includes a 30-minute group class (a new dance each week), complimentary wine and a fantastic atmosphere in which to dance with new people and practice what you've learned! Group class starts at 8pm; general dancing from 8:30pm to 10:30pm. See you there!
Every two months, Gocha and Shorena Center of Dance hosts a lavish showcase gala, featuring performances by some of the best professional and amateur dancers in the United States. Come alone or bring a date to these unforgettable nights. Beginning at 8pm with a half hour group lesson, the evening continues with general dancing and performances throughout the night. The high energy galas last until 11pm and beyond. Not to be missed!
For pricing and ticket information, contact the studio at
Gocha & Shorena Location Center of Dance
2507 Knight Street
Dallsa, Texas 75219
Gocha and Shorena came to the United States from Tbilisi, Georgia (Former USSR) and quickly entered the U.S. competitive dance scene, rocketing to the top and winning numerous major competitions with their uniquely powerful, sexy styling. Gaining the attention of Hollywood, they've showcased their talents on the big and small screen, including Val Kilmer and Sharon Stone's upcoming "Streets of Blood", Lifetime Television's "Inspector Mom," and they co-created and starred in Discovery Network's hit reality show "Ballroom Bootcamp." Recently, they opened on enormous brand new dance studio downtown Dallas.
Gocha Chertkoev and Shorena Gachechiladze have been described as "magnificent Latin dance couple... who embody a power and elegance that demand their audience watch them... Audiences become addicted to the exquisite poetry and body language that characterize the dancing of these passionately-sought performers."
Through their performances and their coaching, Gocha and Shorena have raised the bar for technical and artistic excellence in ballroom dance both in the U.S. and abroad. Professional and top-amateur competitors are drawn from all over to Gocha and Shorena for dazzling choreography, brilliant coaching, and unique costume design.
Shorena started to dance at the age of four in her father's ballroom dance school. Mr. Gachechiladze is recognized as a premier ballroom instructor, and serves as the President of the Georgian Dance Federation. He strongly encouraged Shorena's interest in dance and figure skating, and became her first and primary dance coach.
While a young student at the Nikoladze College of Art, Gocha visited Mr. Gachechiladze's dance studio to learn ballroom dance. With his training in ballet, jazz and disco, he was a natural , and he and Shorena proved to be a perfect match.
In 1993, Gocha and Shorena entered the U.S. competitive dance scene. Once again they quickly became very successful, reaching the final rounds in the several national championships including the prestigious Ohio Star Ball and the United States Professional Latin Championships. THey won numerous professional Latin-American Style Dance Championships in many competitions including Southwestern Invitational, the Florida State Championship, the Hawaii Star Ball, the Emerald Ball, the USDS Open to the World Rising Star Championship, the Triple-Crown Championship, the Texas Challenge, and the Manhattan Dance Championships. In addition, they won the honor of representing the United States both at the World Professional Latin Dance Championships in South Africa and also the Open British (Blackpool) Dance Festival Invitational Professional Team Match.
In addition to their competitive careen, Gocha and Shorena have established teaching and coaching practice in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, developing and assisting a wide range of professional and amateur dance competitors from all over the U.S. with training, choreography, and costume design.
Professional Achievements: - United States Representatives to World Championships - US Representatives to the Open British (Blackpool) Dance Festival Professional Team Match - Open World Professional Latin American Rising Stars Champions - Finalists on PBS's American Ballroom Challenge (Numerous times) - Stars of Discovery Network's reality show "Ballroom Bootcamp"
Contact: (214) 769-7169
Height: 6 ft., Weight: 190 lbs.
Inspector Mom (2007) Lead - "Roman" Lifetime Television Domestic Import Choreographer Culver Studios (2006, with Mindy Sterling)
Prison Break (2007) Guest Star FOX Ballroom Bootcamp (2006) Lead (10 episodes) TLC Inspector Mom - webisode Guest Star LMN.tv LAX Guest Star NBC Back to the Dance Floor Lead - Reality TV TLC
Championship Ballroom Dancing (multiple years) PBS Open British Ballroom - Team USA BBC National Professional Latin American Championship Nostalgia TV World Latin American Dance Championship S. African Television La Classic de Quebec Dance Championship Canadian Television
List available upon request
Acting for Camera Meisner Technique S.T.A.G.E. Scene Study Acting PAG/Ken Farmer Private Study Acting Douglas Warhit Professional Arts Degree Painting & Architecture Nikoladze Institute of Fine Art Ballroom Dancing Latin and International Style Federation of Georgia
Ballroom dancing, Martial Arts, Stage Combat, Weight Lifting, Wrestling, Hip Hop dancing, Swing, Salsa, Merengue, Flamenco, Tango (Argentine and International Style), Jazz, Tap, Ballet. Fluent Languages: Russian, Georgian, Osisan (sounds Middle Eastern) Accents: Mid-East, Russian Accent, Scandinavian Accent, West Indian, Greek, Latin American, Italian, Spanish, German.
Linda McAlister Talent (TX) phone (972) 938-2433 / fax (972) 948-1199