About Crown Dance Studio

Serving the Community since 2006

Crown Dance Studio is a dance school in Fairfax, VA. Founded in 2006 by Richard Dee with the goal of raising the quality and standards of dance within the community, Crown Dance Studio continues to thrive and expand. After eight years of successful management, Abraham Sannoh assumed ownership of Crown in October 2014 with plans to continue and expand upon the vision of Richard Dee at our local dance school.

Crown Dance Studio is a friendly, exciting, and encouraging environment that aims to tap into students’ interests and stir their desire to explore, challenge, and express themselves through the art of dance. We encourage students of all ages to join us on the dance floor for traditional dancing. Our goal is to spread the joy of dance across every part of our wonderful community.

Serving the Community since 2006

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide students with a superior dance education that is based around their personal goals and to provide the highest level of satisfaction while they are learning. We hope to see you in our local dance school so that we may share with you our love of dance, our passion for people, and our willingness to help you explore what dancing can mean for you in your life.


Friendly environment

Our goal is to create a friendly, exciting, and encouraging environment for students.


Certified instructors

Our highly trained, certified, and award-winning professionals will assist you every step of the way. 


For all ages

We encourage students of all ages to join us on the dance floor for traditional dancing. 


Variety of classes

We offer private lessons and group classes for youth and adults, as well as regular practice parties.


“I went to take salsa lessons. To put it more accurately, I was forced into taking salsa lessons. Dragged might be more appropriate. My wife thought it was important that I be able to share in her love for dancing salsa.
After checking out some places, we decided on Crown Dance Studio.
After a first set of private lessons, I can now dance salsa at an intermediate level – enough at least to strut some moves when I go out to a salsa club with my wife and not come off as a complete disaster.
Is salsa dancing fun? I guess it can be if you know what you’re doing. But I get the most pleasure from seeing the gorgeous, happy smile on my wife’s face when she’s having fun and thinking, “wow, he’s really dancing!”

“Abraham is the owner. Abraham is a nice guy. Abraham has a good sense of humor.
More importantly, Abraham is a great teacher.
If you want to dance salsa, go to Abraham.
Tip: If you take private lessons, bring a friend. Otherwise, as a guy, it will be just you and Abraham dancing together. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Just saying.”

“I’ve been dancing for a while and have taken lessons at many dance studios. The DC metro area fortunately has a lot of options for ballroom dancing; however, none has lived up to the standard that I have for Crown.
The professional instructors here really care about their clients’ well being. They know me by name and understand my needs as a dancer. I really look forward to coming back for my lessons!”

“The lessons are great, the teachers are patient and the prices are affordable. The location is very convenient, just blocks away from the Mosaic shopping complex in Merrifield. I would recommend them to any level of dancer – beginner, intermediate or advanced.”

“I usually go to another dance studio, but over the Christmas break that place was closed, so I came to Crown. The instructor, Abe, was very welcoming and helped me feel at home. He is an exceptional teacher and I was able to pick up quickly and really enjoy myself. I went twice and wouldn’t hesitate going back, if I wasn’t already at home at the other place. Nice large studio with lots of mirrors to help self-assessment. Reasonably priced.”

“Abe was our instructor for our wedding first dance and he was awesome! I have two left feet so it was a challenge for my husband to lead me, but Abe taught us what we both needed to do in order to be more comfortable on the dance floor. We had so much fun learning to dance! I strongly recommend him if you’re looking for private lessons.”

Meet Our Instructors

Crown Dance Studio believes that anyone can learn to dance! Our personable and dedicated instructors listen to your goals for your dancing and work as a team to help you achieve them. Crown offers private lessons and group classes for youth and adults, as well as regular practice parties so that students may practice and enjoy what they are learning with their fellow dancers. Our trained professionals are skillful dancers, as well as expert teachers, which allows students to feel at ease while learning and experiencing great progress with every lesson.

Abraham Sannoh,
Studio Owner & Teacher

Abraham Sannoh began dancing in 2004 and soon realized he wanted to take dancing to the next level. In 2006, he began training seriously with local and international dance teachers. Three years later, he became a member of Arthur Murray International. Because of his talent, as well as his passion for and dedication to dancing, Abraham quickly became a professional instructor, successful dance competitor, and a skilled choreographer.

Abraham is a certified professional with both Arthur Murray and DVIDA and is considered one of the best dance instructors in the mid-Atlantic region. He loves helping students develop their dancing skills and his warm and friendly personality make learning to dance fun, easy, and exciting.

Abraham is a six-time finalist in the American Rhythm and Smooth category, including 2013 North Coast Open, 2013 Virginia State, 2013 Washington Open and 2013 BBC&C. He continues his quest toward a national title through hard work and dedication to his dancing.

Darryl Adams,
Professional Dance Instructor

Darryl Adams has been a teacher and choreographer of ballroom dancing in the Washington DC area for over 30 years and is proficient in all ballroom dances and styles.

Darryl trained primarily under the tutelage of both Frank Regan, an icon in the dance industry, and Connie Paley, a British Open finalist, and was a member of Frank Regan’s dance company, the American Dance Montage.

Darryl is USISTD-certified in the standard, smooth, and rhythm dances and has been a member in good standing in the USISTD since 2001

Virak Chhang,
Professional Dance Instructor

Although Virak went to school for Computer Graphics and Engineering, he found a path to a career in Finance and Real Estate. After a seven-year tenure as a regional banker and consultant with a large commercial bank, he took an early retirement in 2012 to focus on his love for the arts.
Prior to teaching ballroom dance, Virak traveled to several cities with his dance-fitness group and shared his love of dance with thousands of fitness enthusiasts throughout the US. His initial interest Latin dance started in 2006 and he remains an active member of the local Latin-dance community. He has worked as a media director as well as offered support for several large dance festivals/events (DC Bachata Congress, Interfusion Festival, Bachata Bash, Fred Astaire, etc).
Virak began teaching ballroom dance at Arthur Murray in 2012 where he choreographed wedding dances, performed shows and competed. He refuses to go back to his old corporate-style of work and wishes to focus on and share his love of the arts with the world.

Schedule a Complimentary Lesson

If you’re interested in exploring private dance lessons, scheduling your complimentary sample lesson today so you can experience exactly how effective private instruction can be. Just reach out to us at

(703) 663-8363

to connect with one of our New Student Specialists. We will be happy to help!

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