COLLEGE

Southwest Texas University     San Marcos, TX


ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE & HONORS

6 years cheerleading experience

13 years gymnastics experience

Teacher for National Cheerleading Association

Top National Teacher Award from Fred Astaire Organization

Texas Champion (Rising Star Ballroom Dancing) 3 years

ORGANIZATIONS

A.A.U. and U.S.G.F. (Gymnastics)

N.C.A. (Cheerleading)

N.D.C.A. (Dance)

F.A.D.A. (Dance)

Founder Club- Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS)

Lamplighter Foundation- Trustee



 


About Me

I have made ballroom dance my career. I have been in the dance business for over 30 years. During my career, I have traveled the country as a competitive dancer, a professional dancer, and as a teacher- dancing with my students (pro/am). I have also spent many years coaching new staff and competitive dance couples.  My career began after a scholarship in gymnastics from Southwest Texas State University.  Ballroom dancing was an interest of mine in college.  I started my career after college with Fred Astaire dance studios.  After some wonderful coaching and training , I opened my own studio under the Fred Astaire franchise. When I felt the time was right, I married and started a family. At this time, I decided to become an independent instructor. The hours were flexible, so I could raise 2 children and work.  Fast forward 20 or so years...Now, I live in Sugar Land, TX. My children are grown and educated. I'm an empty nester, and it's time I get back to doing what I love- teaching. I have continued dancing through the years.  I have some ongoing group classes, and I teach at the T.C.Harman senior center. I am well rounded in my teaching abilities, and I teach all levels. However, I am happiest teaching beginners. I specialize in teaching the new students, I've taught thousands!  The techniques and analogies I use while teaching make it fun, and most importantly, help make the lessons easy to understand. I try to put myself in your shoes and cater your lesson to your wants and needs.  I hope you have learned a little about me; I hope to learn a little about you.

Let's Dance Sugar Land

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Group and Private Lesson Instructor

EPIC Center for Dance (August 2010- Present)

T.E. Harman Center (November 2013- Present)

Sugar Land Dance Center (February 2007- August 2009)

Fred Astaire Dance Studio (May 2006-December 2007)

American Imperial Academy- The Dance Place (May 1993- December 2006)