With the most experienced and professional staff around, you're going to get the best quality instruction while having the time of your life. Come out and dance with us at the friendliest place in town. We look forward to seeing you soon!
CEO, MC & Dance Instructor
James Clemens started his Ballroom Dancing career with his wife and partner Tammy Clemens in 1984. Together they competed professionally around the country in the American Smooth Division.
Studio Founder, Creative Director
Tammy started dancing at age 3 doing tap, jazz, ballet and modern lyrical dance. She is a former undefeated Regional & National Champion in American Smooth, American Rhythm and International Standard. She is also a former United States Bronze Medalist in American Rhythm. She and her husband, Jim Clemens founded Modern Steps in 1989 to serve the ballroom community of Naples. Her greatest joy is being the Creative Director of the studio's annual showcase production.
Evins V. McCord, III "Mac"
Mac, to his students and friends, was born in Alabama, the son of an army pilot. He graduated from the University of Kentucky with a Bachelor's degree in Plant and Soil Science. He moved to Naples in 1998 and began dancing socially in 2001. He started teaching ballroom in 2011. Since beginning his professional career, he has become Southwest Florida's top competitor in Theatre Arts, taking top honors at the Sunburst Ball in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2012, Spring Fl taking in Tampa, FL in 2014 and at Swing into Summer in Naples in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
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