About Us

Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at quality prices. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the services we provide. Our online dance lesson store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our dance services offered at the Boston Ballroom Dance Center located at 141 California Street, Newton MA.


Peter Kornel Kovacs & Marisa Noelle Panos

Co Owners of Boston Ballroom Dance Center

141 Califonria Street, Newton Ma 02458

Latin and Standard Ballroom Dance Instructors

United Kingdom Alliance Certified Associate 

Certified Wedding Dance Instructors

Registrants of National Dance Council of America

Registrants with the Dance Teacher Club of Boston 

 The Boston Herald 1/22/09

As seen on StyleBoston TV 10/16/10

New Englands Insider Lifestyle Connection

The Boston Globe 12/9/10

United States Professional International Latin Competitors.

Peter Kornel Kovacs, a native of Hungary, started with gymnastics and martial arts at the age of 5. In his teen years, he began ballroom dancing quickly rising to open gold amateur status.  By the time Peter was 17, he won several IDSF organized Latin and Standard competitions. He competed in Latin dance for 7 years in the open gold division. Peter holds a B.A. in Pedagogy and in Mathematics from Ferenc Kolcsey Presbyterian Pedagogical Institute in Debrecen, Hungary. He has performed in Hungary, Austria, Germany, Romania and the United States.

Marisa Noelle Panos,  Mr. Kovacs dance partner, is from Newton,  Ma where  she began her dance training with the Boston Ballet School.  She performed for 10 years in Boston’s holiday dance classic the Nutcracker,  held at the Wang Center.  Ms. Panos has performed  numerous other Ballets with Boston Ballet, Boston Dance Company, Ballet Theatre of Boston and  Milwaukee Ballet, a graduate of Butler University and is the Performing Arts Dance Professor at Emmanuel College.  As an amateur Latin competitor, she  rose quickly to capture 2nd place in Open Gold, at Ohio Star Ball and by placing first in silver and gold divisions across the United States.  She has performed in Taiwan, France, Germany, Canada, Hungary and the United States. 

Peter and Marisa have been dancing together for Seven years and have enjoyed rising to new heights as Finalist in major competitions all over the United States and abroad. 3rd in Massachusetts Rising Star International Latin Commonwealth Classic Competition, Professional Latin Dancing finalist at Dancing A La Carte and Finalist at the Rising Star Yankee Competition in Cambridge Ma, Semi-Finalist in the Constitution Challenge, New Jersey State Open, Eastern United Dancesport Championship and the United States National Event Ohio Star Ball televised on PBS.  Peter & Marisa are also happy to be the ballroom dance teachers for the  Boston Ballet School, children summer work shop program in all three locations.

Peter and Marisa were honored to celebrate raising money for the Newton Community Service Center as they honored Newton Mayor Cohen as he danced with Marisa in a Dancing with the Stars evening event.  Peter and Marisa have worked with the Eat Right America Program teaching participants about the health benefits of Ballroom and Latin Dancing. As well as, the Kent Prep Summer Program teaching Teens Ballroom, Latin and Yoga.

Peter and Marisa teach a wide range of students from Children to Adult, Social to Advanced Ballroom dancers, Wedding Couples and highly Competitive Competition students. Their competitive students rank first at all major competitions including Ohio Star Ball, Holiday Dance Classic, Eastern Dancesport Championship, Commonwealth Classic, Yankee Classic and Dancing a La Carte Competition. They have coached several collegiate Ballroom Dance Teams such as Harvard, Brandeis, MIT, and Northeastern. Mr. Kovacs Latin and Rhythm Group Classes and Ms. Panos' Ballroom / Latin and Salsa Group classes are very popular with all students in the Ballroom Dance community.

Boston Ballroom™  Dance Center offers classes in Latin, Ballroom, Hip Hop, Jazz, Cardio Latin, Zumba Dance Fitness, Ladies Class, Wedding Preparation, Pilates Stretch and Yoga.  Join us today by contacting us at info@bbdcnter.com