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We teach American and International styles of Ballroom Dance.

Peter has many years of dance teaching experience, is professionally trained in London by world-class champions and is a highly commended fellow of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. A former professional and pro-am competitor, he has won numerous awards and produced many excellent dance students, from beginners to very advanced levels. Peter also has an extensive background in teaching Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire staff and students. He has successfully competed in Pro/Am dance with his wife Carol Chen Kadel, a holder of the Gold medal test with the Imperial Society.

Peter has trained many professional dance teachers towards their Associates, Licentiate and Fellowship degrees in ballroom dancing. A certified adjudicator, Peter has judged many dance competitions. He was a guest-teacher in Bejjing, Shanghai and Qingdao, China where Ballroom Dance has become extremely popular and in Germany.

Throughout the 80s, Peter coached U.S. and Canadian Ice Dance Teams out of Wilmington, Delaware. He had been teaching Ballroom Dance classes at Temple University for over 10 years and was given the Inter-ethnic Relations Award by the former governor of Pennsylvania Bob Casey.

A graduate of Villanova and Temple Universities, Peter was a professor of German and of History at 4 local universities for 14 years, currently devoting his time to teaching dance.

Peter is an internationally known expert on Viennese Waltz, on which he lectures. Recently he has performed a Tango with members of the Philadelphia Orchestra. He sits on the Board of the Austrian-American Society of PA and is the Chair of the annual Johann Strauss Ball of this cutural and educational organization. Peter also holds his own dinner dances, which his students and friends attend. In 2008 Peter took 16 dancers to Vienna for the Ball season, where they attended a series of Balls and he also taught a class of Viennese Waltz with Barbara Capaldi, the owner of Atrium Dance.

Peter teaches a dance class every Sunday at the Atrium Ballroom in the International Style of Ballroom Dancing and holds regular dance classes at the Union League of Philadelphia.

Demo by Peter and Carol