Meet Elaine

Elaine Marrero has been the face behind Troy Dance Studio for nearly 40 years. She was born in New York but moved to Puerto Rico as a young child where she nurtured and embraced her love for latin rhythms and dancing. Her first dance teaching opportunity presented itself when she was 16 and… the rest is history.

She had owned and operated her studio in San Juan PR for nearly a decade when the fate and sense of adventure brought her back to Detroit. Elaine immediately saw the need and the opportunity for warm & sexy latin rhythms and culture in cold Detroit That's how family ran Troy Dance Studio was born. Since 1992 it has been serving the young and the mature:), the shy and the party animals, bringing people together from across cultural and ethnic backgrounds through dance and love, not to mentioned Elaine's cooking.

Elaine is a World Champion in Latin Dancing. Trusted judge and a gifted choreographer. She is an awarded recipient of multiple dance competitions. Her studio was voted a favorite in Metro Detroit by many awarded and recognized students and dance teachers alike. Elaine is a Latin culture ambassador and a leading source of Latin dance community in Metro Detroit. She is passionate about everything she does, she is a helpless romantic, great leader and gifted dancer. Elaine is a wonderful teacher and a loyal friend to anyone who ever crossed her studio's doors.

What more can one ask for?

What we teach...

Latin & Caribbean Style


Salsa, Mambo, Cumbia, Bachata, Merengue, Plena, Latin House,  Reggaeton, Freestyle

Latin International Style


Paso Doble, Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive and Samba

Smooth American Style


Waltz, Tango, FoxTrot, Viennese Waltz and Quickstep

Standard International Style


Waltz, Tango, FoxTrot, Vienesse Waltz and Quickstep

Rhythm American Style


Paso Doble, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Mambo, Bolero, Hustle, Swing, Lindy Hop, Shag, West Cost Swing, East Cost Swing

Afro Rhythms


Kizomba. Seba. Konpa. Zouk. AfroBeats. 

Other classes 


Contemporary, Jazz, Ballet, Mindful Stretching (similar to yoga), Fitness, Dance Cardio,  Break Dance, Pop Lock, Hip Hop,

Here is our team

We are SO fortunate to work with so many professional and amazing people who bring talent, culture and diversity. Let us make few introductions.

Book  private sessions with our teachers by calling our studio.
Feel free to use our Store to purchase.


Leading star in ballroom.


Technique, Reggaeton, Heels & Fitness




Rueda de Casino & Timba


Creative Director, Dancer & Owner


Salsa & Bachata


Argentine Tango




Salsa, Bachata, Merengue & Cumbia




All things ballroom.


Salsa World Champion


3536 Rochester Rd.
Troy, MI


(248) 689-3393


[email protected]

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