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Brad Ackerman 
Brad, founder and owner of Dance Colorado Dance Studio, is a DVIDA Certified Professional Teacher.  He has been teaching Ballroom Dancing since 1991.  Brad has trained professional dancers and instructors with the Fred Astaire National Organization and Dance Colorado.  His credentials include degrees with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios, the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing, and Dance Vision International Dancers Association.  Brad is a long-time member of the National Dance Council of America.  He has been the winner of many “Top Teacher” awards at national competitions, a Fred Astaire national American Style professional champion, and has been an American Style finalist at many competitions around the country. Many of his students have earned national rankings and have achieved the title US National Amateur Champion.  Brad has trained with some of the most influential dancers in the country.  He has competed professional for many years and has trained thousands of students to become skillful dancers.

Credentials
Former Member, Fred Astaire National Dance Teachers Association, NDCA National Dance Council of America Member, USA Dance Member, The Imperial Society of Dance Teachers Member, Dance Vision International Dancers Association (DVIDA), 2002-2006 Co-Organizer of the Pikes Peak Dancesport Festival,  USA Dance Amateur Competition adjudicator 2005-2013.

Awards & Certifications:
1992 Fred Astaire Nationally Certified Teacher
1995 Fred Astaire National Professional Mixed Champion
1995 Fred Astaire National Professional Pre-Championship Second Place
1996 Nevada Star Ball Rhythm Rising Star Smooth Semi Finalist
1997 Rocky Mountain Challenge Rising Star Smooth Champion
1997 Rocky Mountain Challenge Rising Star Rhythm Champion
1997 Yankee Classic Top Teacher
1998 Rocky Mountain Challenge Rising Star Smooth Champion
1998 Rocky Mountain Challenge Rising Star Rhythm Champion
1998 United States Ballroom Championships Smooth & Rhythm Quarterfinalist
1999 Imperial Society of Dance Teachers National Certified Teacher
2001 DVIDA National Certified Teacher
2002 Colorado Star Ball Top Teacher
2005 Colorado Star Ball Top Teacher
2007 DVIDA National Dance Championships Open Professional Latin 1st Place
2007 Colorado Star Ball Professional Open Latin Finalist
2008 DVIDA National Dance Championships Open Professional Lati
One Dance Event
– Cha Cha 2nd Place
– Rumba 1st Place
2008 DVIDA National Dance Championships Open Professional International Standard
One Dance Event
– Waltz 2nd Place
– Quickstep 2nd Place
2009 Colorado Star Ball Top Teacher
2009 Golden State Challenge Top Teacher
2009 Dancing with the Colorado Stars Third Place with Stephanie Ross, KKTV News Reporter
2010 Colorado Star Ball Professional Rising Star International Standard 2nd Place
2010 Colorado Star Ball Professional Open International Standard 4th Place