Dani Clevens has called Brevard County home for over 20 years. She has helped build a successful medical practice and raised two sons Bernie and Max. Dani has given back to her community in many ways. Her leadership and philanthropic support with organizations include American Cancer Society, Women’s Center, Serene Harbor, Eau Gallie Arts District, Indian Harbour Beach Montessori School, Temple Beth Sholom, Face of Change, Eau Gallie Yacht Club Women’s Council, and Bridges Foundation.
After her two sons left for college, she began to fulfill a lifelong goal of learning to ballroom dance. Now that she has learned some of the basics, Dani has decided to combine her interest in dance with her enthusiasm for fundraising for Dancing for the Space Coast!
INSTRUCTOR – Barry
Barry Johnson, co-owner of Melbourne Ballroom, is originally from Long Island, New York. He started dancing at 7 years of age after watching the Fred Astaire movie “Top Hat”. He danced tap, jazz, and ballet for the next 11 years. During that time, he and his family moved to the Kansas City area. Barry began teaching ballroom dancing in June of 1992 at Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Lenexa, Kansas. He moved to TC Dance Studio in Kansas City, MO in 1998 where he completed his Gold level dancing. He also became the studio’s Dance Director and Assistant Supervisor. Barry came to Melbourne to get away from the cold and icy winters of the Midwest. He is now living one of his dreams by teaching, dancing, and competing. This year, Barry and his wife Kristan will embark on competing professionally. This has been a dream for both of them since they started dancing together (and very shortly after, got married) in 2006. In the meantime, they continue to dance, teach, and manage the ever expanding Melbourne Ballroom.