Masha Turlupova, Owner and Director Maestro Dance Academy

Masha Turlupova, Owner and Director Maestro Dance Academy


Ballroom, Latin,Salsa,Country & Swing Dance Lessons in The Woodlands, Spring & Tomball Texas. Learning to dance is affordable and fun at Maestro Dance Academy!

At MDA we offer a variety of dance classes that are designed to get you from watching Dancing With The Stars, to being the Star of your next Party or Wedding! So start your journey with us today. 

Our mission is to provide a World-Class quality dance instruction and bring happiness to people's lives through dancing. We promise you will have a very enjoyable experience with us! 

From the owner:

"I don't know if I'm happy because I dance, or I dance because it makes me happy"

Hi, my name is Masha Turlupova and I am the owner of Maestro Dance Academy. I represented Spain for 15 years in Ballroom dancing and was a Top 10 world ranked professional dancer. Since retiring and moving to Houston, I am extremely happy to have opened the doors of my dance academy in The Woodlands/Tomball area. I am eager to pass on my knowledge onto those aspiring to develop their DanceSport skills or adopt dance as an art form for self-expression.

I look forward to dancing with you !



24913 Kuykendahl Road, Suite A

The Woodlands (at Creekside) TX 77375

Phone : 832-465-3595

Email : info@maestrodanceacademy.com

#maestrodanceacademy @maestrodanceacademy




Do I need to have a background in dance to learn Ballroom or Latin Dancing?

In many dances like ballet, tap and jazz you have to start at a early age, that is not true for Ballroom and Latin Dancing. Even if you had never danced before, as long as you enjoy doing it or if you’re curious about learning it that’s what really matters.

Do I need to bring a dance partner to the studio?

If you don’t have a dance partner that is not a problem. I will teach you the lady or gentleman’s steps and you will be dancing with me during the lessons.

What is Social Dance? Is it the same as Ballroom and Latin dance?

Social Dancing is knowing a few basic steps in certain dances (usually Foxtrot, Tango, Waltz, Salsa, Swing and Cha Cha Cha, Two Step) and feeling comfortable performing these basic steps on the dance floor, with the proper posture. That is good to a start in dancing and also for any kind of social events so you can be considered the one who “knows how to dance very well”, and also has the ability to dance with not only his/her dance partner.

Ballroom, Latin, Salsa and Country Western can all be social dances.

When you pick a category or even single dance, within a few classes you will be learning technique also, which makes your dance look great! But it doesn’t mean that is for future competition purposes, which is optional.

How long does it take to learn to dance?

Everyone learns at their own pace. The speed at which you learn is based on past dance experience, the dances you would like to learn and overall level of competency you would like to obtain.

Private lessons are great to fast track your learning; they allow the teacher to focus all their attention just on you and your learning.

What should I wear for a dance class?

In the first few lessons it is not necessary bring practice clothes, just wear something you feel comfortable with. Please try not wearing something sporty, a casual/classic style will look much better when you are dancing than if you bring shorts and t-shirt!

Dance shoes are highly recommended, few options are available at our Dance Academy. If you already have it, even better, just bring it with you for your lesson.

Why an Independent Studio and not a Franchised Dance Studio?

Most of the franchised dance studios hire people that do not have a background in dance; they are trained to be instructors for Ballroom and Latin, so they will never really know how to explain correctly the way you have to do your steps, or even questions regarding dance technique and performance on the dance floor.

With over 20 years of experience, our instructors will apply all of their knowledge of dance to the students, providing fast results.

Each lesson is customized just for you, I will only teach the dances you want to learn and also can recommend some others you might like.