The Dance Daly Ballroom is home to Jason and Sveta Daly, National and World Rhythm Finalists, who have developed their own teaching style that promotes learning correct dance techniques in a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for both the social and competitive dancer.   
Sveta and Jason have been ranked as one of the top 6 Open Professional Rhythm Competitors in the World and USA.  Together, they have formed a highly successful partnership spanning over 81/2 years. Sveta grew up in Odessa, Ukraine and she began dancing at the tender age of seven.  She emigrated to San Francisco at age 10 where she advanced her dancing career.  Born in England, Jason Daly started dancing as a young child studying under the renowned John and Joan Knight. He served as the U.K. Latin and Ten Dance representative for the World and European Championships. Jason arrived in California in his early twenties where he fortunately met Sveta and a great professional dance partnership was formed.
Together, they have numerous dance titles to their credit: California Open Champions, San Francisco Open Champions, Vegas Open Champions, City Lights Ball Champions, New York Dance Federation Champions, California Star Ball Champions, Golden State Champions, Nevada Star Ball Champions, Autumn Classic Champions, World Finalists at the Ohio Star Ball, and US National Finalists.  
Dancing Pro Am with his students, Jason has been Top Teacher at California Open, California Star Ball, Emerald Ball, Desert Dance Classic, Embassy Ball and Holiday Dance Classic. And, many of Jason and Sveta's competing Pro Am entrants have achieved World finalist and Champion status.
Jason and Sveta offer expert instruction and coaching and are DIVIDA Certified as well as National level adjudicators for dance competitions across the USA.  



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Benefits of Dance

Physical Health


  • Dancing, a low-impact aerobic activity, improves your cardiovascular system.

  • Your muscles get more tone as you use all of your major muscle group, burning calories in the process

  • You gain greater flexibility, agility, strength, & balance while encouraging good posture & body alignment.


Mental Health


  • Dancing helps spur creativity, motivation & overall energy.

  • Focusing on dance helps increase relaxation & relieves stress from our typically hectic days.

  • Researchers have found that ballroom dancing improves mental acuity throughout a dancer’s life & can even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease in senior citizens.


Social Benefits


  • Meet new people & friends who share your same interests.

  • Spend your evenings on the dance floor instead of in front of the TV.

  • Our social parties @ showcases give you the opportunity to interact with many of your friends.


Expression & Confidence

  • Discover a new passion and joy in your life at any age

  • Confidence learned on the dance floor will translate to every other aspect of your life.

  • Surround yourself with creative, energetic people who make learning very rewarding.

Wedding Packages

Basic Wedding Package:

  •     5 Private lessons

  •     Free personal consultation to discuss your plans, ideas and dance choices

  •     Musical options to highlight your vision for your special day

  •     Wedding theme discussion and coordination with the dance, music

  •     Choreograph a custom dance routine tailored to the bride and groom- to- be

  •     Music for your wedding dance will be cut to your chosen music and your personal dance routine

  •     Spotlight performance in Studio enables you to perform your wedding dance prior to the big day


Elite Wedding Dance Package:

  •     Includes the basic Package

  •     Plus five more lessons to enable a more advanced routine


Ala Carte:

  •     Develop wedding dance plan coordinated with your wedding theme

  •     Cut your music for your personal wedding dance

  •     Add on

  •     Mother and Son, Father and daughter dances

  •     Wedding party dance

  •     Hair and make- up consultation


Call for pricing


Meet The Team

Sveta Daly

Sveta Daly

Owner / Instructor

Jason Daly

Jason Daly

Owner / Instructor

Deborah Ettinger

Deborah Ettinger

Co-owner / Office Manager

Alexandra Hawley

Alexandra Hawley


Joseph Hopwood

Joseph Hopwood 


Bailey Carrillo

Bailey Carrillo




We did it again!
3rd year in a row!!!

We did it again!!! Dance Daly Ballroom was awarded the Top Studio award at the California Open Championship and Elite DanceSport Championships second year in the row.

We would like to thank all the students that participated in the competition and everyone who supports our studio everyday. This would not be possible without you.

Find out why we are the fastest growing new studio in Orange County. 


Thank you for your endless support.

Argentine Tango Series

We are so incredibly happy to have this beautiful couple in Dance Daly Ballroom!

Don’t miss your opportunity to learn Argentine Tango from the amazing Marcos Questas and Ruta Maria


September 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th

4 week series

6:15pm on Zoom Only


$80 for all 4 weeks

$72 for Dance Daly Members


Please fill out this form to receive the zoom


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Please message or call for more information



Saturday, August 1st, 2020 we will have a chance to show all of our prepared dances to the amazing Luca Baricchi. Every student will be schedules a time slot to come in and perform anywhere from 1 to 20 dances. Mr. Baricchi will critique each dance and will do your awards and pictures right after. You will also receive your critiques right after your scheduled time. 

Luca Baricchi is also available for coaching Monday, August 3rd, 2020


Start your year out right! Let's reach our 2019 goals together.

Join us every Monday, Wednesday and  Saturdays at 9 am.

You can't go wrong with music and dancing first thing in the morning.

Learn basics to all of your favorite dances and get fit while having a great time.

No partner or experience needed.

Come wearing your workout clothes.

Starts Wednesday, January 2nd 8:30 am

Free to members

Drop in $17

Let's Start The Journey 


Our Thursday night Practice Parties are perfect for practicing everything you have learned through the week in a safe environment with fellow students and teachers who are always there to help. Come dance with us every Thursday night at 7:45pm. And don't forget our beginner Social Class every Thursday at 7pm

Suspended during Covid-19. 



Our group classes have officially started! This is a fun and easy way to try all the dances we have to offer. No partner or experience needed. We offer groups from Newcomer to Advance.

All classes are SOLO with Social Distance during Covid-19. RSVP required 


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