Bob Blake

Bob began his career in dance in 1994 as a new instructor for Desert Terrace Dance Club, a prior top studio in Tucson. He grew quickly as a teacher, competitor and instructor, and after just 3 years, took the leap and opened Shall We Dance with his partner, Deborah Frechette. Their commitment and efforts made Shall We Dance an instant success, and it has reigned as the top studio in Tucson ever since.

Bob and Deborah began competing professionally in Country dance in 1997, and enjoyed 11 years of successful events including many division 1 overall wins all around the U.S. Along-side that endeavor, he competed around the world with students in Ballroom, Rhythm, Swing and Country. His regular coaching with countless U.S. champions over decades as an instructor has made him one of Tucson’s best instructors in each category of partnered dance.

Bob is best known for his playfulness and sense of humor. His knowledge and skills are impeccable, but his lessons are always fun and uplifting. He is highly skilled and accredited In all ballroom, rhythm, swing and county dances.