"We started taking ballroom dance lessons for the first time at Empire Ballroom Studios a few months ago. It is a family affair, with our teenage children also taking lessons. Our children said they would "see" if they wanted to take lessons after their first trial lesson. Much to our surprise, they love dancing and even look forward to competitions. They are learning social skills and grace and a lifelong skill. We come to our dance lessons after a busy day at work and feel lighter, happier, and enjoy the exercise and improved posture. We love learning a new activity that brings us such social pleasure as a couple. The instructors at Empire Ballroom Studios are simply the best and we highly recommend them."
Drs. Jill Morris and Burr Bakke
World Class Dentistry
"The highlight of my week is going to Empire Ballroom Studio for my dance lessons with Sid Pocius. The environment created by Sid and his instructors is a professional one, yet filled with the fun and joy of dance!"
Emily Walsh Parry
Sid Pocius I have known since moving to the Sarasota area. He has always conduced himself in a first class manner as a competitor, in pro and pro/am dancesport events, as a judge, dance organizer and studio owner. I had the pleasure of attending his grand opening of the' Empire Ballroom Studios in downtown Sarasota and was very impressed with his studio and wonderful new staff. Sid and his staff are highly qualified in all styles of dance and a very nice looking group of young professional dancers. So if you are interested in learning to dance or brushing up on your dancing, this is one of the places to check out. See you on the dance floor!!
President of the Triple Crown & Crown Jewel Of Dancesport Championships, National Judge & Dance Championship organizer.