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.
January 9, 2020
Jack is the Fred Astaire Dance Studios National Chairman of Judges, FADS Regional Dance Director, coach and national examiner. He can be seen all year judging FADS National competitions and is a highly-decorated Smooth dancer. Some of Jack’s accomplishments include: co-author of the FADS 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.
January 21, 2020
Sergei Shapoval began dancing at the age of 8 in the Ukraine and represented his country at the 1993 International Festival of Culture in France, where Ukraine took first place. Sergei has appeared on Ukrainian regional & national TV, & formerly competed as an amateur dancer in International Latin and Standard in Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Poland& Russia. In 2001 Sergei was invited to teach in the US & that same year he received a full Scholarship as one of the original members of Olympic Hopefuls Dance Program.
With 27 years of dance experience — 20 of those as a dance teacher as well as a competitor — Sergei believes that learning to dance provides valuable benefits in many areas of life!