Stephan Howard

Years of experience: 10.  Member of NDCA & Certified  Associate in American Ballroom Smooth & Rhythm with the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.  (USISTD)  This year he has secured a teaching position with the Jefferson Parish School System  Fifth Grade Ballroom Program. Currently is Head Instructor for the Tulane Ballroom Dance Club. Dances professionally in Pro/Am  Competition with several of his Students.

Certified  Bronze American Ballroom &  Rhythm Style  with USISTD  & American  Ballroom   Silver. 

Brad Petrie

Years of experience:  40+

Brad trained in the Fred Astaire System for 30 years & now teaches independently at Starlight Ballroom. He also teaches in Baton Rouge & Houma, La.  Brad keeps his dancing current by competing Pro/Am with many of his students.

Corey Melancon

Stela Howard

Years of experience:  40+

Expertise:  Have been teaching  the world to dance from ages 6 to 96.   Have experience in managing  studio personnel  in every  facet of business. Member of  NDCA. Certified Associate in American Ballroom Smooth & Rhythm with United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing.  ( USISTD )                      Certified American Ballroom Silver with  (USISTD)  Owner of Starlight Ballroom 25 years.


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Starlight  Ballroom

​​​Join the thousands who are already enjoying the fun and benefits of Ballroom Dancing!

Let our professional instructors show you just how quick, fun and easy it is to learn.

​Imagine yourself, gracefully dancing the night away!

We have group sessions that will suit everyone's needs.

​Private lessons are easily available by appointments to suit your busy schedule.

​Some of our specialties include:


​             * American Ballroom...........Fox Trot  - Waltz - Tango - Viennese Waltz

​             *American Rhythm..............Cha Cha Cha - East Coast Swing - West Coast Swing -

​                                                                Rumba - Salsa - Mambo - Merengue -  Bachata - Samba


​            *International Ballroom.........Fox Trot - Waltz - Tango - Quickstep - Viennese Waltz

            *International Latin................Cha Cha Cha - Jive - Rumba - Samba - Paso Doble

            * Specialty Dances.................Country & Western - Cajun - Zydeko - Wedding Dance

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Kyri  Melancon

Starlight Ballroom                                          5050 West Esplanade Suite L, Metairie La, 70006-US                     


Years of experience: 5

Kyri started her ballroom dance training with Arthur Murray Dance Studio in 2005.  She has since taught at various studios in the Greater New Orleans area.  She is a member of the NDCA and a Certified Associate in American Ballroom Smooth with the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD). Kyri has been a board member for USA Dance #5031 Gumbo- LA Chapter 2018.

Years of experience: 12.

Corey graduated with a B.F.A. in Dance from Temple University in Philadelphia and studied at the Martha Graham Institute in New York City.   She has traveled to Europe visiting Trinity Laban Dance Conservatory in London, PARTS in Brussels, Belgium, and Pina Bauch Dance Company in Wuppertal, Germany.  Corey is currently teaching ballet and classic modern, and is best known for her choreography using innovative fusion of techniques and movement styles.

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​​"Dancing feet are Happy Feet"