Step-N-Out Studio is proud to be the most popular studio in the Greater Cincinnati area for over 20 years.  We owe our success to our teachers and a wonderful, loyal community.

The owners, with over 40 years of dance experience between them,  share a common philosophy when it comes to their vision of Step-N-Out Dance Studio: have fun, set goals, and achieve things you never thought possible.

Meet the world-class dancers below.

J. Patrick Clements


513-535-3771 |

Areas of Expertise: International and American Ballroom, Salsa, and Swing

Maura Garuccio Clements

937-802-6955 |

Areas of Expertise: International and American Ballroom, Salsa, Choreographic Team, and Weddings


Career dancer and teacher J.Patrick Clements started competitive ballroom dancing in the Cincinnati Ohio area and has traveled extensively throughout the United States and Europe competing as an amateur and professional ballroom dancer in International Latin and ten-dance categories.

 With his over 20 years’ experience, he now enjoys performing and competing with his students, as well as introducing new people to the joys of social and competitive dancing.  He is an incessant student of all things dance and counts himself very fortunate over the years to have had the opportunity to dance and train with the best names in the business. Having acquired ownership of the historical Step-N-Out Dance Studio in 2013, Patrick is excited to continue for years to come the strong reputation of dance excellence that Step-N-Out is known for.

Patrick proudly runs the studio and performs with his wife Maura Garuccio Clements.



Maura Garuccio Clements was born and raised in the South of Italy. When she moved to the United States to live and train, she found a new professional partner and a partner for life. Maura started ballroom dancing at the age of 5 and has competed with the Italian Dance Federation in the International Standard division. Maura was named Italian Champion in Standard Division A-Class.

In her native Brindisi, Maura helped open a dance studio with her dancer parents. By the age of 18, she owned and operated her own studio, New Arcadia Dance and Fitness. Maura is a certified team choreographer and instructor of Cardio Dance, Aerobics, and Fitness with the FIDS, ENDAS, and CSEN.

Maura has run Step-N-Out Dance Studio with J. Patrick Clements since they married in 2014. Her goal is to make the studio feel like a family, for it to be comfortable and fun for all to enjoy! SNO is extremely fortunate and honored to have her.