I've been teaching dance for 19 years, all levels of line and couples dance, in local dance clubs, schools, community centers, private studios, workshops, weekend dance festivals and cruises! I am the house instructor at Midnight Rodeo in Ocala, Florida, and hold Line Dance class on Thursday nights and Couples class on Friday nights. Day classes include Line Dance for Munroe Regional and Ocala Regional Hospitals' wellness programs. I've also had the privilege of teaching all types of social dance to the youngsters of Junior Cotillion of Ocala for 7 years.
My husband Ray and I also teach Couples and Pattern/Partner dancing. We started our dance life together in 1990 and spent several years competing in sanctioned UCWDC (United Country Western Dance Council) events all over the country, winning many First Place awards in 2-Step, Waltz, Polka and Swing. It was an exciting time for us, culminating in winning the 1996 World Championship (Silver Division), in Nashville, TN. In the mid 1990's, we also choreographed and directed an exhibition dance team of 16 guys and gals and competed in UCWDC Team Events.
I'm privileged to be a guest instructor at weekend events during the year, including three fabulous cruises. We're hosting our own cruise in April, 2010! Ray and I hold our Winter Workshop and Line Dance Party each January at Midnight Rodeo in Ocala, with well-known guest instructors, great lunch feast, and wonderful prizes! They've all been very exciting and great fun!
I enjoy all types of music and dance and I am a very dedicated instructor. Every dancer is important to me, and I cherish the friendships and happiness that dance brings into our lives. I'll see you on a dance floor somewhere!