Dave W.


Vaughn initially started at LMDC as a student. She took exotic and pole dancing and upon completing Pole 2, she was asked to instruct which she has been doing for many years. Vaughn currently teaches exotic pole/chair as well as Pole 2. 

Lorraine is the owner & operator of Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre. She teaches Silver IV Ballroom, Silver/Gold Ballroom, Intermediate Ballroom, American Tango & Waltz, Samba, Advanced Big House Ballroom, Intermediate Big House Ballroom, and the Kinderhook Ballroom classes. Please see the class schedule and descriptions for more information on these classes.


   David Wade Whittaker ("Doc")  is an instructor and the Stage Arts Director for both Dancin' Ballroom & Stage Arts Center (Leesburg, FL) and the Lorraine-Michaels Dance Centre (Albany, NY). He has been teaching for more than 40 years in the social/elegant arts (Social/ballroom dance, image, speech & charm) and stage arts (acting, modeling & pageantry). He is a graduate of Central College/RCA in Pella, IA (with an elementary education major-concentration in theatre, communications/speech) and is also a graduate of the Bette Bonn International School of Modeling & Charm (IA) and Louise Boyka Studio of Stage Arts/Charm (Schenectady, NY).

  David's previous work experience includes: Actor/Model/Dancer in regional television & commercials, Instructor of modeling/image development & acting for a few companies (Vocational State Licenses- NY & FL), Instructor/Specialist and Counselor/Manager for Arthur Murray Dance Studios (NY & FL) and Agency Director for John Casablancas Model/Talent Management (Central & West Coast Florida).

  Aside from producing his own programs, David devotes time for judging other events, including (past): NY State fianls to Miss World- USA, "Talent America" Awards (NY), Technics "Grand National Disco Dance Competition" (NY), Miss Teen (NY), America's Jr. Miss (FL),  national finals for the Patriot USA Beauty Pageant,  "Ujena's Cover Girl" with Swimwear Illustrated and recently, a judge for Miss Deaf International (world finals), among many others. He is currently writing books about self-refinement for different age groups and likes to keep up with all the news of his present and past students.