photo by Thaddeus Harden

Sidney B. Grant - Artistic Director

Sidney B. Grant (aka Doctor Dance!) has enjoyed a ballroom and latin dance career spanning over two decades of dedication to the art of social dancing, specializing in the Argentine Tango. He captured the Novice Professional title at the Fred Astaire Championships in Atlantic City in 1990, and recently won the 2011 USA Tango Championship. Teaching young and old alike in a variety of settings (studios, schools and senior centers, as well as corporate and private events) Sid is in constant demand for his unique instruction and creative performances. His passion for and commitment to the joy of partner dancing has enabled him to build a worldwide clientele.

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photo by Thaddeus Harden

Reinaldo Gonzalez – Operations Business Manager  Volunteer business manager Reinaldo Gonzalez worked for 23 years for Young & Rubicam, a marketing/communications company specializing in advertising, digital/social media, sales promotion, direct marketing and brand identity. He handled a broad range of high-profile clients such as Accenture, Bayer, Dannon, Office Depot and Pfizer. Pro bono accounts include the Arthritis Foundation and the United Negro College Fund. Rei manages all administrative functions between BALLROOM BASIX and both the schools it serves and FCNY (The Fund for the City of New York), its fiscal sponsor.


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