After retiring from boxing, Chuck focused all of his energies on Ballroom dancing and was influenced by the Latin Mambo style of his friend and mentor, Don Celia, founder of The Academy of Social Dancing.
Charles competed internationally and lived in London and Italy for 10 years of his competitive career. He was the Italian National Latin Dance Champion and among the finalists at the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival in Blackpool, England, essentially the equivalent of the annual Dance Olympics.
He has won titles all over the world in Japan, Russia, Holland, South Africa, Taiwan and more.
After his competitive career ended, he became one of the youngest world class adjudicators, for which he is an examiner, and received certifications in such organizations as the DVIDA, International Dance Teachers Association, and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing. He is also a certified examiner for the DVIDA.
Charles has owned and managed several studios throughout Europe, and currently directs three studios in the Tri-State Area (in Philadelphia and in Exton, P.A.).
As owner and executive director of The Academy of Social Dancing, Charles provides management and artistic oversight of the studio and its staff as well as instruction and coaching in competitive dancing to his students. He coaches all of The Academy instructors on a regular basis and requires them to attend training sessions multiple times a week to meet detailed DVIDA syllabus requirements.
Charles has traveled all over the world to teach and coach dancers at every level. Most recently, he starred in Italy’s production of "Dancing with the Stars" - "Ballando con el Stelle". His other performing arts credits include training professional dancers in the film “Mad Hot Ballroom” and the popular U.S. TV shows "So You Think You Can Dance” and "Dancing with the Stars”.
Charles Danza is also the organizer and co-organizer of some of the most prominent competitions in the United States, including the Philadelphia DanceSport Championships and the Ultimate DanceSport Challenge.
- Italian National Professional Latin Champion
- Finalist at the 1997 UK Open Championships in Professional Rising Star
- Finalist at the 1997 Blackpool Dance Festival in Professional Rising Star
- Serena Lecca (1995-1999)