Name: Tammy Harrelson,

Social/Advanced Instructor

Co-owner of The Ballroom

Hometown: Harrison, Tennessee


Tammy Harrelson has been involved with dance for over 20 years.  Certified instructor teaching: Smooth, Rhythm and Country Western, showcases, competitions and exhibitions. She is also a specially trained wedding dance choreographer. Tammy is certified in DVIDA and American Dancewheels. Call or EMAIL for more info. She started out in country & western and was on Club Dance, a television show on TNN. After years as a Certified Instructor with the I.T.A. (International Tae Kwon Do Association),(GREG ROYS TKD ACADEMY ), Tammy decided to change careers thanks to Mr. Dean Botting who was ranked 5th in the world among Ballroom dancers.  Tammy has never looked back! 


Name: Amy Marie Anderson, Instructor 

Co-owner of The Ballroom

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee


Amy Marie Anderson has been competitively dancing for more than 7 years. Winner of the 2013 "Dancing with the Stars of Dalton", dancing with Dr. Jim Todd.  Amy is certified with the American Dancewheels, Ballroom dance for seated dancers. She was a nationally ranked college cheerleader at UTC and a certified Aerobics Instructor for 25+ years!  Hosting “Kids Town” as “Miss Amy” on WDGA, local 43 in Dalton and “Fuzzy Company” on Chattanooga’s WTCI channel 45 - PBS, are just a few of her other outstanding accomplishments. Amy brings a vast teaching knowledge, creative abilities, a contagious smile and boundless energy to the dance floor! Call or email for more info.

Name: Denny Lennon

Advanced Instructor

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee


Denny has been a professional ballroom dance teacher for over 21 years. Denny owns Chattanooga Dancesport and teaches with us here at The Ballroom. He is certified to teach Bronze, Silver, Gold and Open Gold levels in all styles of American Smooth and Rhythm, International Standard and Latin as well as Theater Arts. In addition, he holds certification from the U.S Terpsichore Association as a judge and ballroom dance coach. Denny's many achievements include dozens of regional and national championships including,

  • 1991 Rising Star American Rhythm champion
  • 1997 National Pro/Am champion
  • 2009 Junior Pro/Am Champion at Ohio Star Ball
  • 2011 Junior Pro/Am finalist at USDC in Orlando Fla.

Name: Rhonda Tinsley, Instructor

Hometown: Chattanooga, Tennessee


She is a certified ballroom instructor through DVIDA, and has additional years experience teaching Belly Dance, Burlesque, Lady's Pole Fitness and is a certified massage & neuromuscular therapist. Once you feel her calming presence there is no doubt you will enjoy every lesson with Rhonda! Call us at The Ballroom to book your lesson or check out her group class.

Name:  Michael Shrouder

Social/Beginner Instructor


Michael Shrouder was born in GA then moved to an Army base in Germany for 4 years  and now lives in Hixson,Tn.  Currently a senior at Hixson High School,  he plans to attend UTC in the fall majoring in Vocal Music Education, on scholarship!  While attending school,  he  is an instructor at The Ballroom at Hixson, furthering his dance education with begining and social dance skills!



Name:  Irene Sewell

Social/Beginner Instructor

Irene Sewell has been dancing since the early age of three. Growing up in Blacksburg Virginia, she was on a competitive dance team where she won numerous regional and national titles. In 2008, she was accepted into the Rockette Summer Intense to study and train with the Radio City Rockettes. Irene made the move to Chattanooga in 2008 where she began her Ballroom Dancing career. Since moving to Chattanooga, she has been very active in the local community. Some recent accomplishments include:participating in Dancing with the Chattanooga Stars from 2009-2012 to benefit The Partnership for Families, Children, and Adults, as well as Dare to Dance to benefit the Kidney Foundation where she took home First Place in People’s Choice, First Place OMG Award, and the Second Place Overall Mirrorball Trophy in 2012. In addition to her philanthropy work, she’s attended and won several regional dance competitions with her previous competitive dance partner. With this experience, it’s Irene’s goal to educate and train individuals seeking to better their dancing skills while having fun in a stress-free and comfortable learning environment at The Ballroom at Hixson.

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