Welcome to Take The Lead Ballroom!

Call (585) 503-7087 (Cell- you can text me!) or

Call (919)-480-2425 (Google Number) to start dancing today! 

Good news fellow dancers, we have a new location and are teaching private lessons.  You may still wear a mask if you feel more comfortable, but you are not required. Instructor is vaccinated and 2 boosters. 

~ We are now teaching private lessons. Group classes will soon follow.  The new location is:

501 Washington St., Raleigh, North Carolina 27605

Studio on 501 Washington St

Studion on 501 Washington St., Christmas

We are excited to announce the addition of new Cotillion and Homeschooling Classes!

Please email me for more information today! New Cotillion 10 week class starts Monday, TBD from 6:30-8:00 pm!

Teen Formal

New Beginner-I Class starting TBD @7:00pm. Classes are 8 weeks – $80 perIMG_0052 person.   Young good looking couple*** This is the class you want to take to start learning Ballroom dancing! Learn in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. We cover the Foxtrot, Merengue, Hustle and Cha Cha Cha. A great combination to get you out on the dance floor at that next party. You will be dancing around the room in the first hour! Classes are great too because you get to meet fun new friends that are all learning like yourself! Please call (585)-503-7087 with any questions or to sign up. I can’t wait to see you out on the dance floor.      Thanks, Susie          

New Beginner II Class TBD @7:00pm. Classes are 8 weeks – $80 per Senior Ballroom Couple***person.  A $10 deposit to hold your spot is required. Afro-Am couple Ballroom poseLearn the Waltz, Tango, Rumba, and Swing! Dress comfortably so you can move and have fun!  Beginner I a pre-requisite. Classes are great too because you get to meet fun new friends that are all learning like yourself! Please call (585)-503-7087 with any questions. I can’t wait to see you out on the dance floor.      Thanks, Susie      

Susie Enjoy the slideshow below!

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Ask Susie today about performing in the next showcase

Suffering from two left feet? Not a problem with Susie Buck instructing you! Susie will have you dancing around the floor to music and looking impressive within an hour! Try it for yourself and see how really easy it is to learn to dance. Learn in a comfortable environment, at your own pace. The more you learn, the more fun you can have at that next party. Or, if you already have some dancing under your belt, we can bring you up to a higher level so you really get those compliments! Join in on the fun and popularity of ballroom dancing today! No contracts required.

Ballroom Dancing made fun and easy! Instruction is available for the very beginner to the very advanced dancer. Learn at your own pace and comfort level. You choose what you want to learn.

Private Lessons and Classes Available at: 

501 Washington Street,

Raleigh, NC 27605


Available for teaching and coaching in Raleigh, North Carolina. Accepting new students at:

Raleigh, NC 27605


Call (585) 503-7087 (Cell – you can text me!) today to get started! 

whitedress02Learn from a qualified & experienced professional dance instructor. Group classes and private lessons available, just contact me for more info! Perfect to prepare for an upcoming wedding, future party, or for no reason at all! Be able to dance the:

  • Waltz
  • Tango
  • Viennese Waltz
  • Foxtrot
  • Quickstep
  • Cha Cha Cha
  • Samba
  • Rumba
  • Paso Doble
  • Jive
  • Swing
  • Bolero
  • Mambo
  • Argentine Tango
  • West Coast Swing
  • Country Two Step
  • Bride and Groom Dances
  • American & International Styles
  • and so much more…
Competing with Sean Buck in Toronto

Susie Buck has fifteen years of experience competing professionally in Standard and Latin, preparing students for competitions, for Medal Exams, shows, and performances, or just plain having fun on the dance floor.

~Gift Certificates available for any occasion~

Qualifications: ISTDFellow in Standard, Licentiate in Latin, Smooth & Rhythm (A++,B+,C+,D+); CDTA  & CANADIAN DANCESPORT FEDERATION– Licentiate in Standard, Latin, Smooth & Rhythm; DVIDA – Fellow in Standard & Licentiate in Latin; Terpsichore – Licentiate in Standard & Latin, Member NDCA – Registered Championship Adjudicator Standard, Latin, Smooth & Rhythm;                DVIDA REGIONAL EXAMINER.

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