About Me

Hello everyone and welcome!
I’m honored to have you here with me as you take your first steps into the wonderful world of ballroom dancing. Teaching ballroom dance has been my life long career. It is my most articulate creative outlet, my deepest connection to spirit, my “go to” way of connecting to humans on this journey, and most importantly, my ultimate way of inspiring others.
At the base level, what I do is encourage people to take risks, to grow, and to find comfort and happiness in the simple act of being present in their own bodies as they move through space and time.
Thank you for taking this journey with me. And thank you for giving me the opportunity to share my passion, dreams, and love of ballroom dancing with each of you… I am genuinely humbled.
Desiree Harper McCain

My Dance Life

My early ballroom training began with the Arthur Murray Ballroom Dance Curriculum. My teenage and young adult education continued with Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Tennessee. I have competed, performed, and choreographed across the U.S.

NYC welcomed me with several scholarships including Alvin Alley American Dance Theater. While in NYC, I taught for Fred Astaire Broadway, worked on the set of Saturday Night Live, appeared on stage and received choreographic credits in several “Off Broadway” shows.
Upon returning to the Mid-South, I established the Desoto Ballroom Dance Company, with focus on dance education, coaching, and choreography. I have taught in the Desoto County MS school system as well as the Jackson Home School organization. I developed both the first Salsa Dance and West Coast Swing dance platforms in the Mid-South. I have trained a number one ranked female amateur ballroom dance competitor in the USA. And I am currently the longest established ballroom dance instructor in the Memphis, Jackson, and the surrounding area, who is still teaching today. I instruct all levels of American ballroom dance curriculum, and I look forward to being part of your dance life.

What I Offer

Weekly Group Ballroom Classes

I offer classes each week in Memphis and Jackson. Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays in Memphis. On Tuesdays in Jackson, Tennessee.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Learn a beautiful first dance for your wedding day. I have choreograhed the perfect dance for couples with no experience in ballroom dance.

Take Your First Class for Free

Want to try our one of my group classes? Sign up below and receive your first class on me. You’ll love it. Go ahead and take your first step toward Your Dance Life!


(901) 338-1119