Dance Instructor, Owner
Dance Instructor, Owner
With 10+ years of professional dance experience, Josh Tilford loves all that dance brings to life for both those who would like to just learn something new and have fun doing it - and for the individual or couple who have big aspirations of winning competitions. He has won numerous awards as a professional competitor as well as becoming a two time Top Teacher of the Global Dancesport Series and the World Pro-Am Dancesport Series.
Over the last ten years, Josh has been privileged to work with hundreds of students who have taught him just as much as he hopes he has taught them. From humble beginnings - a student who had two left feet - to attaining remarkable achievements in the professional arena; he strives to impart his knowledge and experience to those he teaches.
Join him in the journey of dance.
I believe that dance is good for the soul. It can amplify your joy, or heal your sadness. We are innately meant to move to music. Ever find yourself tapping your toe or bobbing your head to a favorite song? That part of you needs to be expressed. Let me help you discover a hidden talent you never knew you had.
"I have been dancing with Josh Tilford for three years now. I am an Executive in the Financial Service Industry and for a little more than 30 years I focused on my career and my family. Long work days left little time for anything else. A little over three years ago fate stepped in and due to a work sponsored event, I was paired up with Josh for a Dancing With the Stars type of program. I had never danced before and I had no clue about the journey I was about to begin. Josh took a girl with two left feet and in a short period of time made her believe she could dance. After that program I was hooked. Dance taught me the importance of scheduling me back into my life. I now compete frequently and I have gained many friends in the ballroom community whom I consider my dance family. Ballroom dancing has enhanced my life in countless ways and Josh has been there to lead me through each phase of my journey. If you are looking for a creative outlet, if you always wanted to dance but didn't know where to start, or if you are an experienced dancer looking for a great teacher, this is the studio and teacher for you. As an instructor, Josh is able to adapt his teaching to your individual learning style. That in itself is a gift. My job relocated to a different state last year and yet Josh and I have found a way to continue working together. I have learned that where there is a will there is a way. Dance has enhanced my life in countless ways and I found that on this journey I have learned so much more than dance."
-- Cheryle Russo
"I have been dancing with Josh Tilford, my wonderful teacher and life coach, for 4 years. Just a few months ago he was honored with being the 2015 Global Top Teacher. I am so excited for him, and my part in his big win! We will continue to do competitions and dance our hearts out. When I started to dance it was only about dancing, but this journey has turned into a life journey about finding myself, learning about myself and trying to live every day to the fullest. He's taught me to try new things and to cast my fears aside. Even at the age of 70 I now know that I don't want to look back on my life and say, "what if...?" I have meet so many wonderful, exciting people along the way. I feel blessed to be able to dance. Along the way life happens; I have had back surgery and a blood clot in my leg. But that has just made me realize how much I love to dance and a reason to get back on the ballroom floor.
My granddaughter who is 11 years old also dances with Josh and they started together about one and a half years ago. She loves it too. Ballroom dancing is for any age. We are having a great time going to competitions and lessons together. It is great seeing dance through her eyes. Who knows what is ahead? But I know one thing, I am going to enjoy every minute of my life - on or off the dance floor."
-- Marcy Witteman