Background

My love of dance comes from my late mother, Jeanne, who opened our studio in 1958. I began studying dance as a toddler and graduated from the High School of Performing Arts (now LaGuardia High School for the Arts) in New York City. I continued my dance studies at Adelphi University, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in dance.

I started sharing my love of dance as a teenager, teaching children’s classes in our studio and in many other places over the years. As my mother reduced her ballroom teaching hours in the early 1990’s, I took over the adult classes, expanding on her excellent basic courses. I have also taught Ballroom Dance in adult education, as a guest teacher at various local dances, and for private dance groups.


Philosophy

I believe that dancing should be fun. Dance in our studio is an enjoyable social activity, with many smiles and much laughter. The steps are presented in a clear, easy-to-understand way, with many opportunities for repetition and practice. Mistakes are a part of learning, so corrections are low-key and encouraging. My emphasis is on helping you to learn and have fun.

Singles are welcome and rotate partners throughout the class. Couples may choose to stay with their partner during the lesson. The dance skills of  leading and following are taught. The focus is on enjoying the dance, rather than competition or performance. I often attend local dances with groups of students, offering a comfortable way to enter the dance world with confidence.