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Home Orange City FL 32763

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Jean Claude Babiloni Argentine Tango Certified Professor from Paiva Academy
Work 17890 West Dixie Hwy # 408 North Miami Beach FL 33160
Work Phone: 786-853-7510

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Teacher Certification: Bronze American Smooth, Bronze American Rhythm

Other Professional Certifications:
Argentine Tango Professor, Certified from the Paiva Academy in Rosario, Argentina
American Style Ballroom (Bronze), by USISTD

Biographical Information:
I have been teaching Argentine Tango in Argentina and performing around the world for 20 years.

My main residence is in Miami, where I teach for different communities.

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Jean Claude Babiloni

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Mandy Ball Independent Dance Instructor
Work 916 Sligo Rd North Yarmouth ME 04097
Work Phone: 407-902-9995 Website: mandyballroomdance.com

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Fellow: International Standard
Fellow: American Rhythm
Licentiate: American Smooth
Licentiate: International Latin

Other Professional Certifications:
Fellow Standard USISTD
Fellow Rhythm USISTD
Licentiate Smooth USISTD
Licentiate Latin USISTD

Biographical Information:
Mandy Ball has been teaching ballroom dancing for over 30 years.

Mandy is a Fellow with the USISTD and NDTA in Ballroom and Rhythm, and holds Licentiate degrees in the Smooth and Latin styles of dancing.

She is currently the USISTD Examinations Director and an Examiner for the NDTA.

She trains both professional and amateur dancers for social and competitive dancing as well as for dance examinations.

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Home Leesburg FL 34748

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Home London, Ontario Canada

NDTA Professional Certifications
Fellow: International Standard, International Latin, American Smooth, American Rhythm

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Home South Amboy NJ 08879

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Home South Amboy NJ 08879

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Lior Burko Independent Dance Instructor Musical Way Dance
Work 405 Musical Way Lawrenceville Georgia 30044

Biographical Information:
Independent Ballroom dance instructor at:
Renaissance City Dance (2013);
Huntsville Ballroom (2013-2014);
Musical Way Dance and Georgia Gunnett College (2014 to present)

Member: USA Dance

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Jody Dancer Past President, Vice President, Treasurer & Membership Chair National Dance Teachers Association of America
Home Star Ballroom 2305 East Atlantic Blvd. Pompano Beach FL 33062
Work Phone: 954-942-9667 Cell Phone: 954-383-9667 Website: JodyDancer.com

Jody Dancer is the Past President, and Past Vice President, Treasurer and Membership Chair of the National Dance Teachers Association of America (NDTA).

She and Karen Donaldson have recently announced their agreement that Jody will take over ownership and management of Star Ballroom from Karen early in 2017. Star Ballroom, located at 2305 East Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach, FL – just 3 blocks east of Federal Highway on the North side of Atlantic Blvd., has for years acted as the official venue for NDTA Meetings and Seminars.

Star Ballroom teaches private lessons, group lessons and wedding preparation customized instruction, in addition to holding regular social dances. The Ballroom also has a tempting boutique for dance clothes, shoes and misc. dancer items.

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Associate: American Smooth, American Rhythm

Biographical Information:
Jody is a Certified Nia Black Belt Instructor, USISTD Certified Ballroom Teacher in the USISTD American Style syllabus, and a Certified American Rhythm Teacher, in addition to being a Wedding Dance Choreographer.

Jody draws from years of competing, performing, and a lifetime of studying body movements to inspire and encourage dancers to experience the joy of dancing.

In addition to teaching private lessons in all of the above styles of dance, she teaches Group Classes in NIA every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday at 10:00 AM at Star Ballroom in Pompano Beach, Florida. NIA stands for “Non-impact, Integrated Adventure in fusion fitness.” According to Jody’s website, it includes a “Tai Chi warm up, mindful moves, diverse music-inspired dance, drums, whole-body and cardio conditioning & a cool down with yoga stretches — all without injury or impact on ankles, knees or hips.”

Jody’s mission is to inspire everyone to find their JOY through movement. “Through movement we find health,” she says. “It has been my great pleasure to witness many body and life transformations as joy is rediscovered.”

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Home Lakewood Ranch FL 34202

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Home Lakewood Ranch FL 34202

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Fellow: American Smooth, American Rhythm

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Home North Lauderdale FL 33068
Work Phone: 954-304-1867

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Teacher Certification: Bronze American Smooth

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Professional Member and NDTA-Certified Professional Member

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Home St. Lucie FL 34988

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Fellow: International Standard, International Latin, American Smooth, American Rhythm

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Karen Donaldson Past Secretary, National Dance Teachers Association of America
Work Karen Donaldson Star Ballroom 2309 E Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach FL 33062
Work Phone: 954-782-7760 Website: Star Ballroom

Professional Qualifications & Biographical Information:
Karen Donaldson served with distinction as Past Secretary of the National Dance Teachers Association of America (NDTA), for many years.

Karen has been for over 20 years the owner of Star Ballroom, located at 2305 East Atlantic Blvd. in Pompano Beach, FL – just 3 blocks east of Federal Highway on the North side of Atlantic Blvd. She has recently announced her retirement, and intention to transfer ownership and management of Star Ballroom to Jody Dancer.

Star Ballroom has for years acted as the official venue for NDTA Meetings and Seminars. The Ballroom teaches private lessons, group lessons and wedding preparation customized instruction, in addition to holding regular social dances. The Ballroom also has a tempting boutique for dance clothes, shoes and misc. dancer items.

Karen grew up in a small town in Ohio where dancing was a primary recreation, especially square dancing and “jitterbug”. She decided to seek fame and fortune in Chicago, where she worked in various fields, including insurance and travel, before discovering the warm climate and moving to Florida.

At the urging of a good friend and neighbor, she started formal training in ballroom and decided to pursue ballroom dance as a career. Star Ballroom, Inc. provides a social and educational forum for all ages — from 6 to 99 — with the additional benefit of exercise with music and a smile! Karen is pictured above with her long-time companion, Ronnie Gardner, who sadly passed away last year.

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Home Worthington OH 43085

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Lidia E. Dumenigo Past Vice President National Dance Teachers Association of America
Home Dance for your Health Sunrise FL 33322
Work Phone: 954-439-5899

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Teacher Certification: Bronze American Rhythm

Biographical Information:
Currently working on NDTA Teacher Certification in American Smooth.
Zumba certified instructor.
Bachelors degree in Liberal Arts, School of Performing Arts, Madrid, Spain.

Get to know Lidia Dumenigo…

I started dancing when I was nine years old, with Ballet. Later I went to the Performing Arts School, Madrid, Spain, and graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts.
My first performance I was only 10 years old, and I started dancing professionally at the age of fourteen for National Television, Madrid, Spain.
My dances include Ballet, Jazz, Modern Dance, Flamenco, Classical Spanish Dance, and all Ballroom dances in rhythm and Smooth.

I have been teaching Ballet and Jazz dance to Children, teens and Adults for many years. I am a certified Fitness Instructor as well. I created and teach Ballroom Fitness Burn class.
I have been performing and teaching all Ballroom dances in Rhythm and Smooth such as Samba, Tango, Bolero, Waltz, Swing, etc.

I have performed in big Musical Productions in Europe for many years. I have extensive experience performing in corporate Events. I create choreography for Weddings and various Events.
Competed at the US Dance Sport Championship, in the Pro-Am American Rhythm Style, 2006. I finished, 1st. place, Gold medal winner. This competition is about the largest in USA, where Dancers from all over the World come to participate.

Credits:
NDTA, Certified Ballroom Dance Teacher by National Dance Teachers Association
NDTA, Vice president and active member.
USDSC, 1st place, Gold medal
USDSC, 2nd place, Silver
USDSC, 2nd place, Bronze
Zumba certified instructor

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Home Boston MA 02210
Work Phone: 617-780-2459 Website: WeddingDanceBoston.com

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Lois Englund Dance Teacher, Director/ Choreographer, Dancer, Actor & Performer, National and World Champion in Ballroom Theatre Arts
Home DDA Dance Academy 40 Eisenhower Dr. Paramus NJ

Susie Karlik Dance Sensation
1049 Stuyvesant Ave, Union, NJ

Ady Art Center
30 Okner Parkway
Livingston, NJ

Biographical Information & Professional Certifications
Lois Englund is a professional dancer/choreographer/director and teacher, who won acclaim for her portrayal of Val in “A Chorus Line” on Broadway, and the National and International companies. In her long professional career on Broadway, TV and film, she performed in over a dozen Broadway shows, including “Bob Fosse’s Dancin”, “Carousel” “Showboat” “Annie” and “Cabaret”.

Lois had the honor of working for notable choreographers/directors like Michael Bennett, Bob Fosse, Gwen Verdon, Ann Reinking, Hal Prince, Agnes DeMille, Margo Sappington, Gillain Lynne and many others.

She served as Artistic Director and Professor at New York University Tisch School of the Arts; and Dance Dept Head of Musical Theatre Works Conservatory in NYC. She also taught ballet at University of Rhode Island, Ballet Hispanico in NYC, and Theatre Arts Dance America, as well as many local dance studios in NY and NJ, including Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Lois has taught master classes, summer intensives and judged dance competitions all over the country.

She also directed touring productions of A Chorus Line, Desert Song, Best Little House, The New Yorkers, as well as choreographing ballets for numerous Ballet and Ballroom companies world-wide.

She holds the world title as Theatre Arts World Champion 2012 in the Ballroom competitive community.

Lois is a member of Actor’s Equity, Screen Actor’s Guild, Society of Stage Directors and Choreogrpahers, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, Yoga Alliance, and National Dance Council.

Lois is also a certifed and accredited yoga teacher, ballroom and latin teacher, and licensed massage therapist.

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Home Edinburgh Scotland

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Home Edinburgh Scotland

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Home San Jose CA 95112

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Janie Fisher Brigham Young University, andIdaho Ballroom Academy
Home Rexburg Idaho

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Shawn Rulon Fisher Secretary National Dance Teachers Association of America
Home Brigham Young University Idaho, and Idaho Ballroom Academy Rexburg Idaho

Memberships:
DVIDA National Examiner and Life time member
NDCA Education Committee

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Lee Fox President National Dance Teachers Association of America
Work Lee Fox Owner, Foxtrot Dance Company 160 NE 58th Street Fort Lauderdale FL 33334 USA
Work Phone: (561) 702-3699 Website: Biography

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Fellow: International Standard, International Latin, American Smooth, and American Rhythm

Other Professional Certifications:
Certified at the Licentiate level in International Standard, International Latin, American Rhythm and Theater Arts with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD).

Biographical Information:
Lee Fox is a true Southern gentleman and hails from Macon, Georgia. When in college he caught the dance bug while performing in musical theater. He started his dance career in Atlanta training at Fred Astaire Dance Studios during the disco era of Saturday Night Fever. After furthering his training in New York he opted for the vibrant dance scene of South Florida.

Lee has been teaching dance since 1978. He teaches all dances in the Ballroom, Smooth, Latin, Rhythm, Swing, Hustle, and Country/Western categories, and he teaches at all levels from beginners to intermediate to advanced level choreography and competition coaching.

Lee trains dance teachers for examinations for professional certifications.

Lee has taken students to Pro-Am competitions who have done very well. Lee also competed professionally in various events nationally and internationally.

Besides individual and couples instruction Lee has taught and choreographed dance formation teams some of which have won titles at national competitions.
 

Professional Involvements:
President and an Examiner of the National Dance Teachers Association of America
Adjudicator and Invigilator with USA Dance.
Treasurer for the North American Same-Sex Partner Dance Association.
Competition Director for the International Association of Gay/Lesbian Country Western Dance Clubs.

Lee is a frequent guest instructor at national and regional dance events, conventions and cruises. He has been invited to instruct and judge in San Francisco, Montreal, Atlanta, Copenhagen, New York and Los Angeles.

Lee has judged many regional competitions and showcases as well as the United States Dancesport Championships for many years.

Lee is actively involved in teaching group classes to the communities of South Florida reaching from Miami through Fort Lauderdale and into Boca Raton. His classes and lessons take place at Star Ballroom, Goldcoast Ballroom and several other local studios and venues.

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Home Alexandria VA 22309

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Home Hudson FL 34669
Work Phone: 727-863-0524

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Teacher Certification: American Smooth, American Rhythm

Other Professional Certifications:
RSROA National Three Time Roller Skating Champion 1976 in Ft. Worth Texas and Skater of the Year 1977. Also held certified judging commissions in artistic dance, figures and free style for over 20 years.

Biographical Information:
Passed the NDTA Certification test both in Florida and from Haverhill, Massachusetts

Professional Ballroom Teacher 45 years
Professional Country Western Dance Two Stepping, Waltz, Schottache, Country Swing and Polka 20 years
Line Dancing 45 years

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Work 916 Sligo Rd North Yarmouth ME 04097
Work Phone: 407-592-0209

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Associate: American Rhythm

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Home St. Lucie FL 34998

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Fellow: International Standard, International Latin, American Smooth, American Rhythm

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Amy Carol Hontos Dance Instructor & Owner Dancemasters Ballroom
Work 123 Pickwick Avenue Colonial Heights VA 23834
Work Phone: 804-898-3555 Website: DancemastersBallroom.com

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Home Bernville PA 19506

NDTA Professional Certifications
Teacher Certification: American Smooth, American Rhythm

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Professional Member and NDTA-Certified Professional Member

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Rosa "Millie" Ledoux Treasurer & Membership Chair National Dance Teachers Association of America
Home North Miami Beach FL 33179

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Teacher Certification: Bronze American Smooth

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Home Post Office Box 487 Woodbridge VA 22194-0487
Work Phone: (571) 213-3318

Biographical Information:
Provide dance instruction at various venues.
Teach couples in individual sessions.
Trained by Rickey Geiger in 2002. Received Teachers Certificates in American Rhythm and Smooth, Bronze Level.

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Deb Lombard Artistic Director - Arts Integration Specialist, Doorknob Theater Productions Dance Teacher,MotionlabSRQ
Work MotionlabSRQ 800 N Tamiami Trl Suite 207 Sarasota FL 34236

Professional Certifications
Dance Certification K-12, Florida

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Stephanie Long Dance Teacher
Work Standing Room Only Studios, LLC 242 N. Oraton Pkwy East Orange NJ 07017
Work Phone: 609-464-3437

Biographical Information & Professional Certifications
1986-1996, classically trained by Diane Socha & Karen McNamara of Starmakers Dance Academy.
Trained with renowned choreographers and dance educators, such as Frank Hatchett and Joe Lanteri.
Certified Youth Sports Coach with the National Alliance of Youth Sports since 2013.
Certified artist for the City of Peekskill, NY since 2015.
Certified dance teacher with National Dance Council of America.

2002-2006 worked for the City of Wildwood as a Youth Sports Coach teaching recreational cheerleading.
2009-2014 worked as the sole proprietor of Standing Room Only Studios, hosting dance workshops at local facilities.
2014-present work for New York City Dance Alliance and Onstage New York as staff.
2014-present work as manager of DanceTemp, a dance instructor placement service.
2016-present cheer coach and dance teacher for Young Champions of America.

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Home Palm Harbor FL 34684

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Howard Marlow Honorary Member National Dance Teachers Association of America
Home Director, Marlow Dancers 12268 Sag Harbor Ct. #7 Wellington FL 33414
Work Phone: 561-793-5370 Website: MarlowDancers.com

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Teacher Certification: American Smooth, American Rhythm

NDTA Officer & Positions Held with NDTA:
First elected President 1978 – 1980
Reelected President 1987 – 1989
Treasurer 1989 – 2000
Voted Honorary Member 2009
Reinstated voting member 2014

Professional Affiliations & Biographical Information:
Ballroom Director DANCE MASTERS OF AMERICA for 7 years.
INSTRUCTOR TRAINING SCHOOL KENT STATE UNIVERSITY. BALLROOM DANCING for future teachers.
United States Ballroom council achievement examiner.
United states Ballroom competition judge.

Began teaching Viennese Waltz in High school Pageant. Combined Gymnastics with Ballet to preform ADAGIO dancing with my partner as MARLO & ADRIAN.

Left High School in June and opened in New York City at the ASTOR Hotel on Time Square. JIMMY DURANTE was the HEADLINER. At 17 we attracted TV shows for STEVE ALLEN, KATE SMITH and THE ARTHUR GODFREY AND FRIENDS Wednesday night spot.

Several years of preforming in Vaudeville theaters, Night Clubs and Fair Shows.

The NAVY took me and Adrian became TERRY MOORE’S ‘STANDIN’ for the movie BENEATH THE TWELVE MILE REEF, WITH ROBERT WAGNER. After ship docked each night, I taught Dancing to the mostly Military and USO in KEY WEST, FL.

MOVING TO MIAMI I taught in two commercial studios for about two sales meetings each and opened my own for after 8 hours at HERTZ so I’d have something to do!! The MARLOW BALLROOM lasted 30 years in Hialeah, FL. Lessons every night, Friday Live Band Dances, and Weddings etc. on Saturdays. Sundays were repair, fix and cleaning. OH HAPPY DAYS!!!

Comments/ Personal Observations:
Too often the STAFF of NDTA gets very little THANKS for the many hours and personal money spent to offer material needed to keep us informed. I have seen Jim Forest (our founder) video many VHS tapes and gave them away. My dance partner for Cotillion classes, Christine Bell helped him make disco tapes and my friend and fellow ADAGIO dancer Francois Szony made tapes of LIFTS, all to help others.

Karen has been so thoughtful and has done so much to help NDTA! Lee Fox has been our on going mentor, keeping our meetings informed and our programs to please everyone. How can we begin to say THANKS except by bringing in new faces and helping where we can.

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Professional Member and NDTA-Certified Professional Member

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NDTA Professional Certifications:
Master: International Standard, American Smooth, American Rhythm

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Home Yucaipa CA 92399

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Fellow: International Standard, International Latin, American Smooth, American Rhythm

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Home Yucaipa CA 92399

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Fellow: International Standard, International Latin, American Smooth, American Rhythm

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Maria McGill President Designs to Shine, Inc.
Home Designs to Shine 3851 62nd Ave N Pinellas Park FL 33781
Work Phone: 727-525-4297 Website: designstoshine.com

Biographical Information
President, Designs to Shine, Inc.

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Stephen McGill NDCA Certified Dance Teacher, Adjudicator, Championship Licensed Adjudicator, Competition Organizer; NADTA Adjudicator Professional
Work Designs to Shine 3851 62nd Ave N Pinellas Park FL 33781
Work Phone: 727-525-4297

Professional Certifications & Biographical Information
Certified Dance Teacher
Member, North American Dance Teachers Association

Adjudicator, International Style Standard – Championship Certified
North American Dance Teachers Association

International Style Latin – Championship Certified
North American Dance Teachers Association

American Smooth – Championship Certified
North American Dance Teachers Association

American Rhythm – Championship Certified
North American Dance Teachers Association

Championship Licensed Adjudicator, NDCA

Started teaching with FADS in 1970 Recipient of the Freddy Award
Owned & operated an Independent Studio for 15 years
Competed Professionally in American Rhythm & Smooth International Standard for 10 years

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Adam Jared Meyers Ballroom Teacher Central Washington University
Home Ellensburg WA 98926

Biographical Information:
Ballroom Dance Teacher at Central Washington University, Dance Department (2015 – present)

Training/ Other Certifications
BFA Music Dance Theater (Brigham Young University)
Minor Ballroom Dance (Brigham Young University)
Gold medals certification American, International Latin, International Standard (Brigham Young University)

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Work Tucson Arizona

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Home Wethersfield CT 06109

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Mary Myers Owner/ Instructor Dance Brevard
Work 1353 N. Courtenay Pkwy. Suite W Merritt Island FL 32953
Work Phone: (321) 544-9322 Website: DanceBrevardFL.com

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Home Brooklyn NY 11218

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Michael Neil Examinations Department National Dance Teachers Association of America
Home Boca Raton FL 33428

NDTA Professional Certifications
Associate: American Smooth, American Rhythm

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Connie Reeves Topline Studio
Home Wauwatosa WI 53213
Work Phone: 608-335-2982 Website: Topline Studio

Professional Certifications:
Professional certifications all held with United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (USISTD), Imerial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and United States Terpsichore Association (USTA).
Dec 2011 Associate American Smooth Highly Commended
Dec 2012 Associate American Rhythm Highly Commended
June 2013 Associate Argentine Tango Highly Commended
Dec 2013 Associate International Latin Commended
Dec 2014 Licentiate American Rhythm Highly Commended

Biographical Information:
I have been teaching ballroom since 1993 and am a USTA, NDCA and NADTA Professional certified as Highly Commended by the United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD) and Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD).

I formerly competed in 9 dance American Style and continue to do performances. My specialty is introducing beginning students to ballroom dance and am available for private and group lessons. I regularly teach American and International styles as well as train new teacher candidates for USISTD and ISTD exams.

Most of my teaching is done through East Towne Ballrooms, Topline Studio, Wauwatosa Lions Club, Wisconsin Athletic Club and area community centers and groups but I am also available for private and group lessons that you may want to set up for your own event. Please feel free to contact me for more details!

I also continue to take lessons and coaching on a weekly basis and have always believed one should never stop learning. So I have made it a point to continue my learning and stay on top of the current trends and techniques.

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Home Watertown MA 02472

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Dennis J. Salvati Picture: Dennis J. and Kathleen M. Salvati Dennis J. Salvati – Ballroom Dance Instruction
Home St. Augustine FL 32080
Work Phone: 904-347-7670

Biographical/ Contact Information:

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Kathleen M. Salvati Picture: Kathleen M. and Dennis J. Salvati Dennis J. Salvati – Ballroom Dance Instruction
Work Phone: 904-347-7670

Biographical/ Contact Information:

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Adam Shelton Enlight Ballroom
Home Logan Utah

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Jeanne-Louise Shelton Enlight Ballroom
Home Logan Utah

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Susan Silva Vice President National Dance Teachers Association of America
Home President, Nikirk Ministries Singer Island FL 33404
Work Phone: 860-707-4596 Website: susansilvadance.com Website: nikirkvoice.org

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Master: International Standard, International Latin, American Smooth, American Rhythm

Other Professional Certifications:
NADTA Member Certificate: American Smooth & Rhythm, Theatre Arts, Performing Arts, International Standard & Latin

NDCA Championship Certified National Judge in all Ballroom Styles including Theatrical/Exhibition and Performing Arts.

Biographical Information:
Susan Silva is an NDCA National Championship Certified Adjudicator in all styles of Ballroom Dance plus the Performing Arts.

Susan started dancing in NYC at the age of three, and has appeared on Broadway, Television, and Films. She toured with the Beatles in the mid 60’s, as part of the Discoteque Dancers and appeared at Shea Stadium.

Former Theatrical, Exhibition, and American Style Champion with David Van Hamilton. They also were Adagio night club performers for many years, and danced in Blackpool at the Exhibition Invitational.

She is the author of a Theatrical Ballroom Syllabus, Choreographer, Coach & Lecturer. Susan writes a column for the Dance Beat Newspaper called Dance Life Coaching. She is also a Personal Dance Life Coach, certified and ordained to council people in all areas of life.

Susan is an ordained minister and is married to Gerald Nikirk. They have an international ministry and television show, http://www.nikirkvoice.org Her vision is to see The Glory of God in every area of dance, especially the Ballroom Industry.

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Professional Member and NDTA-Certified Professional Member

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Percell Rivere St. Thomass Owner / Director DanceKinesis & TangoKinesis
Work Mississippi, Hawai`i & the World
Work Phone: 601-297-2185 Website: www.percelldance.com Website: www.tangoapasionado.com

NDTA Professional Certifications
Master: International Standard, International Latin, American Smooth, American Rhythm, and Theater Arts.

Other Professional Certifications
Championship Level Certified Adjudicator / Invigilator:
NDCA, PanAm, USIDC (National Examiner), USA Dance, WDSF, CID, WSF, Buenos Aires Council of Cultural Affairs (Maestro du Tango)

Biographical Information
Percell began his studies in theatre and dance at the age of 10. Becoming an accomplished vocalist, he performed with several well known recording artists. His passion for the theatre led his theatre credits to include such Broadway productions as WEST SIDE STORY, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, THE WIZ, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, and CATS. He has been seen on television in programs and several commercials, and was featured in a short lived series on TLC, The Learning Channel.

Percell has directed and/or choreographed professional and amateur productions, and is in constant demand for his competitive choreography. He has taught and choreographed for state and national pageants and drill teams; the UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI`I (MAUI), the UNIVERSITY of SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI, professional and little theatre companies, grades K – 12, and the State Arts Councils in Alaska and Hawai`i as an Artist in Schools/Artist in Residence.

Career highlights include; owning/operating 2 highly successful studios in Alaska and Hawai`i, organizing programs for other studios in several states, co-directing and choreographing the 10 month tour of the hit musical “The Soul of Argentina: A Tribute to Tango”® (2002); teaching the ballroom, latin, and tango dance program at the University of Hawai`i Maui College (1996-2001); co-sponsoring the Alaska touring production of “Milonga Boulevard” (1998). He choreographed, and performed in, the MS staged production of “Tango Valentino” (2007).

Percell is a regularly sought after instructor, known for his technical, yet upbeat, fun, and moving classes, and his professional certification and amateur dance training programs; DanceKinesis and TangoKinesis.

He teaches all forms of Argentine Tango, ballroom and latin dance, jazz, tap, flamenco, and hula.

Recognized by many national dance councils, he is currently the only internationally certified, Championship Level ballroom dance coach and adjudicator in Mississippi.

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Amy Noel Stewart Vice President, SwingCats (Swing Dance) Club at Central Washington University
Home Olympia WA 98502

Biographical Information:
Central Washington University Ballroom Dance Teaching Assistant
Vice President, SwingCats (Swing Dance) Club at Central Washington University
Training/ Certifications in Bronze Level American Smooth

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Home Casselberry FL 32707

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Home Richmond VA 23239
Work Phone: 484-686-4770

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Elisabeth Tarodi is an International Adjudicator and Coach & Former National 10-Dance Champion of Hungary.

Her Credits include:
Professional Coach/ International Standard, Latin
Member: NDTA, USA Dance;
Registered Adjudicator of NDCA, WDC, WDSF;
Former National 10-Dance Champion of Hungary;
Represented Hungary at many Major Dance Competitions for 26 years.
In addition, Elisabeth is a Dress Designer

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Elisabeth Tarodi - Past and Present

Elisabeth Tarodi – Past and Present

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W.J. (Bill) Tremblay Past Member, Board of Directors & Past Treasurer, National Dance Teachers Association of America
Home 1730 S. FEDERAL HWY. STE. 260 Delray Beach FL 33483
Work Phone: 561-243-6355

NDTA Professional Certifications:
Teacher Certification: American Smooth, American Rhythm

Other Professional Certifications:
Arthur Murray Dance Studios, Trained and Taught
Received Medals in Bronze,Silver & Gold American Style Smooth and American Rhythm
Trained in International Styles Ballroom Dances and International Latin Dances
Trained by professionals of the Arthur Murray organization as well as Instructors like Julius Kaiser, Bobby Maderis, Ron & Patty Troy at Reflections Ballroom, etc.
Past member of the Dance Teachers Club/Association of Boston

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Currently teaching Dance at Boynton Beach High School and Atlantic High School in Delray Beach, FL.

Graduate from Bryant College. Received a BSA & MST. Have been practicing Accounting and Taxation for many years. I currently represent taxpayers at all administrative levels of the IRS (Audit,Collections & Offers in compromise). I am an Enrolled Agent and a Fellow in the National Tax Practice Institute.

I continue to train in the latest dances that arrive and also teach them i.e. Salsa & Bachata

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Herb Vazquez President Dancesport Of The Palm Beaches, Inc.
Work Wellington FL 33414
Website: Diva Dancesport Challenge Website: Miami Dancesport

Biographical Information
Owner-Organizer, Diva Dancesport Challenge
Owner, Miami Dancesport

Herb Vazquez, a Professional Member of NDTA, is a successful studio owner, Competition Organizer and a World Event Coordinator. He is a Certified Fellow in all five dancesport styles and has been awarded Top Teacher in America numerous times.

Herb is a recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Championship Dancing. He has partnered numerous United States Champions and has demonstrated and promoted American-Style dance at venues around the World.

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Matthew Thomas Watson Ballroom In Motion
Home Ballroom in Motion 205 Elkdom Court Augusta GA 30907

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Teena Marie Watson Ballroom In Motion
Work Ballroom in Motion 205 Elkdom Court Augusta GA 30907
Website: Ballroom In Motion

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Home Delray Beach FL 33483

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