Learn to Dance
Ballroom, Latin, and Swing
with Nathan Simler
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Nathan Simler Ballroom and Latin Dance Instruction:

About me, my achievements, and dances that I teach

Teaching private lessons and group classes for all levels.
Phone: (360) 224-3986 

Nathan and Mireille

Nathan Simler is a Gold-Certified Professional Dance Teacher and retired as a professional competitor in 2015 after a successful career in the Professional American Smooth division.

His most notable placement was 3-time finalist in the Professional Nine Dance Division at the United States National Dancesport Championships (USDC). Nine dance includes both Smooth (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz) and Rhythm (Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, and Mambo) dances. 

His other accomplishments include: Finalist at the Ohio Star Ball for Professional Rising Star Smooth; Eastern United States Professional Rising Star Smooth Champion; Seattle Star Ball Open Professional Smooth Champion 3 years in a row, undefeated.

Nathan's main passion is teaching dance, although he is passionate about music as well. Nathan Simler and Mireille

Drawn to the arts at a young age, he studied Classical Guitar as a music major. In his early twenties he made the switch to Ballroom Dance. Now a seasoned teacher and competitor, 

Nathan is called for coaching/teaching/performing jobs throughout the United States and Carribean. 

Nathan's students reap the rewards from his years of study, which 

allow him distinctive insights into the innate relationship between music and dance. 

In the pro/am division, Nathan's students have earned top awards at all major competitions in the United States. Nathan is also a Regional Examiner for DVIDA, allowing him to medal test students and certify dance professionals. 

When not teaching or dancing, Nathan loves spending time with his wife and  two beagles, home improvement, and is an avid reader . . . He even makes a pretty good pie!

Nathan is available for lessons in Bellingham regularly and in Seattle occasionally by appointment. 

He is also available to travel to coach students and teachers at your studio.

For more information, contact Nathan 
(360) 224-3986 

Professional Competition Achievements

3 Time US Professional 9 Dance Finalist

Top 3 Finalist at Ohio Star Ball in
9 Dance

Ohio Star Ball Rising Star Smooth Finalist

3 Time Undefeated Seattle Star Ball Open Smooth Champion

Eastern US Rising Star Smooth Champion

Southern States Dance Championships Rising Star Smooth Champion

Wisconsin State RS Smooth Champion

Columbia Star Ball Rising Star Smooth Champion

San Diego Dancesport Championships Rising Star Smooth Champion

International Grand Ball Rising Star Smooth Champion

Autumn Classic Rising Star Smooth Champion

Hawaii Star Ball Rising Star Smooth Champion

Top 3 Finalist at Manhattan Dancesport in Rising Star Smooth

plus many more finals at competitions around the country.

Professional Certifications

Regional Examiner for DVIDA

Grandmaster of Dance in Rhythm through DVIDA (Bronze through Gold)

Grandmaster of Dance in Smooth through DVIDA (Bronze through Gold)

Associate of Dance in Latin through DVIDA (Bronze)

Associate of Dance in Standard through DVIDA (Bronze)

Associate of Dance in Salsa on 1 through DVIDA (Bronze)

Dance Vision International Dance Association (ProDVIDA)

ProDVIDA (Professional Dance Vision International Dance Association) is a professional teacher organization that is open to all professional dance teachers and competitors.

The goal of ProDVIDA is to provide the professional with top-notch service and valuable tools and to identify those teachers who exemplify the highest levels of skill and ethical standards, through training, experience and certification.



Dances I Teach 

  • Waltz - American and International
  • Tango - American and International
  • Foxtrot - American and International
  • Viennese Waltz - American and International
  • Quickstep
  • Cha Cha - American and International
  • Rumba - American and International
  • Samba - American and International
  • Jive
  • East Coast Swing
  • West Coast Swing
  • Bolero
  • Mambo
  • Salsa
  • Merengue
  • Cumbia
  • Lindy Hop & Charleston
  • Swango
  • Jitterbug
  • Nightclub Two Step
  • Peabody
  • Musical Timing & Phrasing for Dance
  • Professional Teaching Exam Preparation (DVIDA)
  • Teacher Training
  • Website Builder