The Goal at Gotta Dance is:

  • to teach people of any age and of any level to dance to the best of their abilities
  • to offer a friendly yet professional atmosphere in which to learn to dance
  • to offer affordable group classes run in a methodical progression within each of the ballroom and latin dances
  • to offer private lessons for those who wish to learn at their own pace or who are not comfortable in a group setting
  • to offer social practice parties for you to come out and practice what you have been learning in your classes.


About Nancy

Nancy Cowan is a certified ballroom and latin dance instructor and a professional member with the Canadian Dancesport Federation (CDF).  Since 2003 she has competed both professionally and in Pro-Am ballroom and latin dancesport competitions in Canada and the United States.  In 2006 she won the Canadian 10-Dance Pro-Am Championship in Montreal.  She trains her student in both the International and the American styles of ballroom dance - for social dancing and Amateur or Pro-Am competitions.


Nancy's background is in ballet.  She is a full member of the Canadian Dance Teachers' Association (CDTA) in ballet.  She has been instructing ballet and jazz for over 20 years.  Competitive gymnasts, skaters and ballroom dancers have all benefitted from her instruction.  Nancy's knowledge of body movement is carried over from ballet to ballroom dancing.


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LATIN DANCES: Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive, Swing, Samba, Paso Doble

STANDARD DANCES: Waltz, Tango, Viennese Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep

Gotta Dance Ballroom & Latin Studio

Gotta Dance Ballroom & Latin Studio

 was established in January 2008 by Nancy Cowan.  Currently lessons and parties are held at 414 Pleasant Park Road, Ottawa, Ontario.