Meet Our Team

img_5403Daphne McLain – Owner / Principal

Daphne has studied many forms of dance throughout her life, but found her true calling in ballroom dance at the age of 12 and has pursued it since. She studied at the Ballroom Dance Teachers College in San Francisco CA and has trained with world-renowned coaches. She has competed at all levels in and out of the U.S. as a student and as an instructor. After teaching professionally in the Detroit area, she is excited to share her passion and love for ballroom dance with the people of Bay City, Saginaw, Midland, and all around the Great Lakes Bay Region.


Mike McLain – Financial Officer

Michael is a Chemical Engineer by day working in local industry in the Great Lakes Bay Region.  He was introduced to ballroom in 2011 and not only fell in love with ballroom dance, but also his instructor – now wife – Daphne. He has not only enjoyed dancing at a social level, but also on a competitive level. He has danced in competitions from the Ohio Star Ball to local charity events.  He mostly enjoys dancing with his wife at weddings, local fairs, festivals, company parties, and anywhere that plays good music.


Lisa Steffen – Dance Instructor

Lisa has had a passion for dance as long as she can remember. She believes that dance is for everyone, regardless of age or skill level. She has had experience in various types of dance as both a dancer and instructor. She is passionate about bringing joy to both those who participate in dance and those who observe. She strives to instill confidence in her students when they finally take that step onto the dance floor.