I have been teaching ballroom dancing in the Napa Valley since 2002. My goal is to provide quality dance instruction in a fun and nurturing environment. I strive to create a solid foundation for the students’ knowledge and understanding of dance. Throughout my career, I have taught all age levels: K-12, college and Adult school. One of the greatest rewards I've experienced is observing the students' self-confidence flourish and seeing their transformation from thinking "I have two left feet" to "Oh my gosh, we're dancing!
The dances I teach are Swing, Salsa, Rumba, Foxtrot, Waltz, Cha-Cha, Tango and Night-Club-Two-Step.
My classes are taught at various schools in the Napa Valley including: Napa Valley College, Napa Valley Adult Education, Kolby Academy, The Oxbow School, St. Helena High School and also at the University of Hawaii at Hilo.
I teach and demonstrate the step patterns, lead and follow techniques, dance etiquette and the history of the various dances.
I have also choreographed dance routines for the Napa Valley College Theater.
I teach group classes as well as private lessons at my home studio.