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.


Jim Carter
March 6, 2019
 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.



Christina Penatello Hansen
March 14, 2019
Being a well-recognized coach within the Fred Astaire Dance Studios Organization, Christina Penatello Hansen enjoys sharing her passion and knowledge of dance and business with professionals and amateurs of all ages. With over 30 years of dance experience, she is able to teach the newest dancer as well as the most seasoned, with the greatest of ease. Her ultimate goal is to create excitement and inspiration for every person she associates herself with, throughout their dance journey.

Jack Davy
March 25, 2019 
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.



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