I’m a professional dancer who has been teaching Ballroom and Latin dancing for the last 14 years up and down the East Coast of the USA.
I’ve competed with partners and students of all ages and backgrounds all across the country and overseas as I found my passion in Ballroom and Latin and other forms of dance. It has been my pleasure to bring the joy of dancing to thousands of singles and couples alike.
For me, dancing is a physical outlet, a creative outlet, a way to connect with other people, and a way to stay sane in this crazy world. It’s my belief that ANYONE can dance as I have helped first timers, countless wedding couples, and persons with disabilities take their first dance steps, finally feel confident on a dance floor, and reach new heights with their dancing.
Whether you're a competitive dancer with years of experience under your belt, or you have two left feet, it’s my job to help you achieve the joy of partner dancing.
"Derek Walker is my dance instructor. It is with pleasure that I recommend him to your organization. He is very punctual and extremely flexible. He is very nonjudgmental, therefore, I was not afraid to mess up or look silly when learning the dance routines. Derek worked hard to improve our routine and gave us confidence while doing it. Additionally, Derek is very professional. He went over parts of the routine, as many times as needed, with the same enthusiasm as the first time he revealed it. He is extremely patient and gave me time to keep trying until the routine was perfect. He was so wonderful with me and my husband that we signed our children, ages 8 and 10, for dance lessons with him. I recommend him as a dance instructor, without any reservations."
"Wow! All I can say is I am a ballroom dance convert for life! Derek makes everything so easy. He is extremely creative with choreography and brings so much energy and knowledge to every dance. Dancing with Derek is joyous, effortless and fun. He is extremely talented in identifying strengths and weaknesses and responds to what makes you comfortable but look good! Derek has been all I could ask for in an instructor. You won't be sorry!"