I’m a traveling dance instructor providing private instruction, group classes, specialty workshops, and event entertainment services (celebrations, wedding receptions, corporate events, festivals, block parties, family reunions, concerts, etc.) in 20+ different styles including swing, country, Latin, ballroom and line dance.
I’m also a grad student in expressive arts therapy, so I have a particular passion for the relational aspects and therapeutic power of partner dance!
I have been an instructor for over 10 years, but beginners are my bread and butter. I’m equally as excited about the process of learning as I am about the outcome. Two left feet? No problem!
Special event and wedding preparation is a specialty of mine since my teaching style includes goal setting and progress tracking while still keeping it light and fun.
Credentials: Dance Vision International Certification, Move Like a Champion Certification, Go Dance Instructor Training, Authentic Relating Facilitator Training, MS Counseling and Expressive Arts Therapy (in progress)
My teaching philosophy is that every student deserves a unique plan. I find joy in discovering each individual’s learning style and dance desires. We collaborate on goal setting because having something to work toward increases productivity and speeds up progress.
My favorite thing about teaching people to dance is helping them conquer their fears, trust in themselves, and shine their brightest. I love seeing people allow themselves to make mistakes without giving up! Learning can require a lot of patience, and I enjoy helping students refine and improve upon a concept until that lightbulb moment when it all comes together.