I have been dancing for a total of 9 years; 8 years as a student of Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Brookfield and I now have been teaching professionally for the studio for a little over a year. As a student I have been a finalist, many times, at the Fred Astaire World Championships and United States Dance Championships along with becoming the Fred Astaire World Cabaret Champion. As a professional, my achievements include 2nd Place in the Fred Astaire Smooth Division at a Regional level, Semi-finalist in the Fred Astaire Smooth Division at a National level, and National Fred Astaire Closed Smooth finalist. I enjoy teaching beginner students but I am comfortable teaching all styles of dance. There is something wonderful to be said about starting with your beginner students and working with them as they continue to grow and move on to higher levels of dance.
The inspiration I find comes from my love of seeing how people can connect with each other through the language of dancing. It always brightens my day to see someone’s reaction to what they are feeling when on the dance floor. Helping others learn and being able to achieve something they didn’t think was possible is always so rewarding.
My piece of advice; trust your teachers. We do have your best interest in mind at all times!