Guest Coaches This Month

Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Mokena offers and delivers the finest in group and private ballroom dance classes, but we also bring you a great variety in our professional coaching. Broaden your knowledge and skills by meeting and working with some true standouts. You’ll be glad you did. These professionals have helped shape the dance industry and continue to inspire the teaching methods used throughout the dance community. We encourage you to enroll today with one (or better, both!) of these special guest coaches.

 

June Coaches

Chantal Leclerc
June 6, 2018

Chantal coaches at the Amateur, Pro/Am and Professional levels. She’s a Choreographer at all levels and styles, and is successful in making coaching, choreography and studio Showcases fun and easy to learn.

BIO
Chantal coaches at the Amateur, Pro/Am and Professional levels. She’s a Choreographer at all levels and styles, and is successful in making coaching, choreography and studio Showcases fun and easy to learn.

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 2-Time Undefeated Canadian Amateur Latin American Champion
  • 2-Time Undefeated Canadian Amateur Ten Dance Champion
  • Canadian Representative at three World Championships
  • Triple Crown Rising Star Champion
  • Classique du Quebec Rising Star Champion
  • Texas Challenge Rising Star Champion
  • Dance Director for the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Atlanta, GA Region
  • All levels of Certification and Examination in American & International Style
  • Member of NDCA: A+ B+ C+ D+

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • International Latin
  • American Rhythm
  • American Smooth

 

Chantal Leclerc is part of the prestigious Fred Astaire Dance Studios National Dance Board team that actively coaches our Students & Instructors in dance studio locations across our network, oversees Dance Instructor training and certification, judges (Professional, Amateur, Pro/Am) at Regional and National Fred Astaire Dance Studio Dance Competition events, and continuously reviews our proprietary dance curriculum to ensure only the finest, most up-to-date programs for our Students.

 

 

Jack Davy
June 13, 2018 
Jack is a regional dance director for Fred Astaire, a coach and national examiner. Jack can be seen all year judging Fred Astaire National competitions and was a highly-decorated Smooth dancer.  Some of Jack’s accomplishments include: Regional Dance Director for the Illinois region and co-author of Fred Astaire Advanced Bronze and Silver Curriculum, Former U.S. American Smooth Finalist, Former North Eastern U.S. American Smooth Champion, 6 Time Fred Astaire South Eastern Modern Champion.
 

 

Jim Carter
June 26, 2018

 Jim Carter is a member of the National Dance Council and the owner of a Fred Astaire Dance Studio. He is a highly accomplished dancer in the Theater Arts and Cabaret division. As well as being a choreographer for Smooth and Rhythm Exhibitions, he is also the mastermind behind many of the country’s best Solos, Novelties, and Showcases.

 
 
 
 
You will find everything from Private Lessons and Group Classes, to Social Dance Parties and Events at our Mokena dance studio. Couples and single students are always welcome! Our dance studio is conveniently located near Mokena, Palos Hills, Tinley Park, Homer Glen, New Lenox, Lockport Frankfort, Hickory Hills and Orland Park