About Us

About us

Welcome to the Jacksonville dance center – School of Ballroom dance!

Jacksonville Dance Center Offers Ballroom Dance Lessons For All Ages. Join Our Group Classes, Social Parties And Private Lessons.

For centuries, men and women have expressed themselves through dance. For years, couples have fallen in love to a slow waltz and that special look. And for years to come, dancing will remain a constant expression of beauty, elegance, and emotion. We are prepared, ready, and willing to start you on the path of Ballroom Dancing. Whether you’re getting ready for prom, for your wedding, if you just want to learn to dance or you want to compete, we can and will help you.


Pavel Cherdantsau and Svetlana Rudkovskaya

3 Times United States Show Dance Champions

4 Times United States Show Dance Vice Champions

3 Times World Show Dance Finalists

3rd place US 10 Dance Finalists

3 Times 3rd place Finalist Ohio Star Ball in 10 dance 

We have had over 30 years experience as teachers. We compete professionally world-wide in Latin and Standard as well we compete with amateur students at Pro/Am competitions in all styles of dance and with any age. We are available for group classes, coaching and private lessons Whether you are learning for a social event or interested in becoming a high-level competitive dancer, we have the expertise you’re looking for. We know dance, and we know it well.
Let’s dance!

Instructor Pavel Cherdantsau, ballroom dance

Jacksonville dance center-school of ballroom dance


Svetlana Rudkovskaya and her husband Pavel Cherdantsau, compete in ballroom dance competitions around the world. They are among the top professional ballroom dance couples in the country. Svetlana began her training at thirteen and soon began competing as part of a formation team and moved on to dancing in amateur and pro competitions. Svetlana received their Master’s degree in Ballroom Dance from Belarusian University of Culture.
They have worked in Korea, China, Belarus, as well as in many major cities in the United States. Pavel and Svetlana are 3 times United States Champions 3 times Vice-champions and 3 times World Grand Finalist in Classic Show Dance also they placed third in the Ten Dance at the US National Championship and at the Ohio Star Ball. Additionally They have trained students who placed first at the Ten Dance US National Championships and have been awarded numerous scholarships. Since 2003, they have lived and taught in Jacksonville Beach, Florida and travel weekly to teach as well as train with renowned ballroom coaches including Andrei Gaverline, Elena Kruchkova, Hanse Galke, Bryan Watson, Carmen Vincelj, Igor Pilipenchuk, and Lorraine Barry and Augusto Schiavo. In 2013 they Open Jacksonville Dance Center.