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Cameron Johnson is a champion dancer, senior instructor and coach who teaches all styles of American and International Ballroom and Rhythm dancing. Originally from South Africa, Cameron brought his talent to New York before joining us here at DanceSportVA

Cameron Johnson, Ballroom Dance Instructor


More About Cameron Johnson

Hailing from South Africa, Cameron started his dancing career at the tender age of 5, under the tutelage of his parents.  By 1985 Cameron became the South African National Junior Champion and remained the champion in through 1989. Two years later Cameron became the South African Adult Champion and remained so for the following three years. He represented his country in world championships in both Denmark and Hungary.

In 1996 Cameron turned pro and became the  National champion three years running. As a professional Cameron represented his country at the French Masters (3rdplace finish) and Open Fleetwood Championship, Blackpool (6thplace finish). As a Pro/AM Cameraon also competed in Buenos Aires (1st place finish). Cameron also taught social and competitive dance at the Robern Dance Studio in Cape Town, South Africa.

In 2000, Cameron was invited to immigrate and teach in the USA, where he has since made his home as a US Citizen. Cameron taught at several studios including: Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Mamaroneck, New York.  the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater School in Manhattan, New York, the Sandra Cameron Dance Center in Manhattan, New York, Dance Studio 101 in Manhattan, New York, Maria Fiora Dance Studio in Stamford, Connecticut, the Just Dance Dance Centre in Manhattan, New York, and Stardust Dance Productions in New York.  

In 2019 Cameron brought his expertise to DanceSportVA in Virginia Beach where he teaches private and group instruction. Cameron is proficient in International Standard, International Latin, American-Style Smooth & American-Style Rhythm.  Cameron specializes in Pro/Am Competition, Social Dancing & Wedding/Show dance Choreography.

Besides English, Cameron has conversational proficiency in Africans.


Word on the Street about Cameron

"Me and my now Husband went to Dance Sport VA and worked with Cameron to learn our first dance choreography. Neither of us had prior ballroom dance experience, but Cameron made us feel confident and comfortable throughout the whole process. By the end of learning all of the choreography we both felt like actual dancers! We had such an amazing time that both of us want to continue learning ballroom together."

Janel Haley

"Cameron is excellent!!"

Valerie Black

Cameron Johnson is wonderful! He’s so patient, puts up with my shenanigans AND he’s an amazing dancer and instructor!

Cameron Simpson

My first experience was AMAZING! With Life then COVID I haven't danced Salsa since 2019! Folks it is December 2023.. you do the math! Cameron the Salsa instructor was GREAT!! He made the first experience back into dancing absolutely phenomenal! I am so thankful to him and can not wait for class next Mon!

Jessica Baynes

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?”

Vincent van Gogh

Cameron Johnson, Ballroom Dance Instructor
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