Guest Coaches


Your Fred Astaire dance instructors are the cream of the crop. They represent some of the best talent in the country. We believe in exposing our students and our instructors to new ideas and perspectives whenever possible.

For this reason, Fred Astaire proudly hosts some of the most talented, renowned and award-winning dancers, coaches and choreographers from all over the world. Many of our coaches are reigning world dance champions and several have been featured on hit television show such as ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ All are nationally recognized in the dance industry.

Outside coaching from one of our guest experts will offer you new insight and ideas, and can take your dancing to the next level!

Coming to our Paradise Valley dance studio:

Thursday, October 17th – Ginette Cournoyer

Ginette Cournoyer is a highly accomplished competitor in the International Latin division, and has also been an adjudicator at the most prestigious competition in the world, Blackpool Dance Festival. Ginette resides in Montreal, Canada, and has the most delightful French Canadian accent. She is highly skilled inall forms of ballroom dance.


  •  Former Professional Canadian Champion in Standard and 10 Dance reaching 9th in the World
  • Former Professional North American Champion in 10 Dance
  • Former Professional World Latin Semi Finalist
  • Former Amateur Canadian Champion in Standard and 10 Dance reaching 7th in the World
  • Former Amateur North American Champion in Standard and 10 Dance
  • 4that the Professional World Cup in Germany
  • 5th at the Professional World Cup in Japan
  • Choreographer and Coach for Canadian Champions and Olympians Marie-FranceDubreuil and Patrice Lauzon (Ice Dancing)
  • Choreographer and Coach for Tessa Virtue and ScottMoir, Olympians Gold and Silver Medalist
  • Choreographer for Gabriella Papadakis and Guillaume Cizeron, 3 times World Champions and Olympians Silver Medalist


Tuesday, October 22 – Natalia Maidiuk 

Natalia and her partner, Manuel, are professional ballroom dancers, specializing in Latin. They began dancing together in 2012 and have since competed all over the world, earning a #20 ranking today in the world, #6 in the U.S. in the professional Latin category and #1 in Open Professional Latin Final at The Windy City Open in April of 2018.


  • WDC World & European Pro Latin Finalist
  • Finalist of USDC Open to the World Dance Sport Championship
  • Finalist of USDC Nationals Dance Sport Championship
  • World Showdance Pro Latin Finalist