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.


Ginette Cournoyer
October 3, 2018

Ginette Cournoyer is a competitive Ballroom Dancing choreographer and coach as well as an ice dancing choreographer and coach. She is a specialist in International Style Standard and Latin as well as in American Style Rhythm and Smooth. Ginette provides invaluable training for professional and amateur examinations and also provides world-class coaching for Fred Astaire students nation-wide.


Bruno Collins
October 8, 2018

For thirty-one years, Bruno Collins has touched every aspect of the dance business with his vision and innovation. He has been a driving force in the adaptation of dance curricula, teaching methods, and business plans that have allowed this industry to stay current amidst the demands of a rapidly changing market. The incredible artistry of his choreography has shaped the careers of numerous world-class Amateurs and Professionals. He has choreographed show numbers and Showcases for top Professionals across the country. Bruno’s unique talents as a Trainer, Motivator, Coach, and Choreographer have made him one of the most sought-after individuals in the dance business to date.





Jack Davy
October 17, 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
October 25, 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