I started my dance career when I was very young, dancing around the living room with my mom. I decided I wanted to learn the “real way” and so began lessons at Fred Astaire Dance Studio in London. I fell more in love with dancing, and answered an ad for instructors. They had a six week training program to start, then new instructors could take beginner students. I was with Fred Astaire Dance Studio in London for just over a year, then moved to the newly acquired Ottawa branch. At both locations I was responsible for running classes for new trainees as well as my regular teaching. We had inter-studio competitions which included studios from Ottawa, Kitchener, London, Montreal, Detroit and Flint. My students and I placed well, and some of them went on to become instructors...with one, still today, a partial owner of several studios.
After leaving Ottawa to return to the London/Sarnia area I continued teaching...for the PUC in London, and then at a private studio in Sarnia. I also taught classes at the Sarnia YMCA for several years, and was often requested to continue to teach private groups, which I did at times.
Although my professional career ended years ago, the internet has been helpful in keeping me current..sadly I have discovered disco is dead.
Dancing is my passion. It has numerous health benefits, physical and mental, and it is my hope to continue for myself and to share with others some of these benefits.