She teaches from both the lead and follow position, with animated expressions, quick wit, and focus on detailed technique and style.

 

DANCES

Salsa
Cha Cha
East Coast Swing
 Jitterbug (4-count, 6-count, and Triple Step)
 Lindy Hop
West Coast Swing
Club Two-Step
American Tango
Argentine Tango
Cross-Step Waltz
Rotary Waltz
Reverse Waltz (Viennese) 
Box-Step Waltz
Redowa
Rumba
Samba
Merengue
Bachata
Cumbia
Foxtrot
One Step
Polka
Texas Two-Step
Quickstep
Charleston
Waltz Swing
Schottische
Swedish Hambo
Mazurka
Bizourka 

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INSTRUCTION AROUND THE WORLD

Lead Instructor

Palo Alto, California : Silicon Valley Swing Dance – February 2016

Palo Alto, California : Moveable Feet Club – September 2015

Stanford, CA : Stanford is Swingin’ – September 2015

Mountain View, California : Stanford Graduate Student Formal – April 2013

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Teaching Assistant

Richard Powers historic dance weeks/weekends

Menlo Park, CA : Moveable Feet Club – March 2016

Portland, Oregon : Portland Dance Eclectic – June 2014

Santa Clara, California : Vintage Dance Society – July 2013

Fairbanks Alaska : Ballroom Dance Club of Fairbanks – June 2013

Menlo Park, California : Folk Dance Federation – June 2013

Paris, France : Carnet de Bals, Zig Zag Steps – September 2012

Moscow, Russia : Trianon Dance – September 2012

Paris, France : Zig Zag Steps, Carnet de Bals – September 2011

Geneva, Switzerland : Fêtes Costumées de Genève – September 2011

Stanford, California : Stanford Dance Weekend – June 2010

Poconos Mountains, Pennsylvania : Mostly Waltz – October 2009

PROFESSIONAL DANCE EXPERIENCE

Tuesday Night Series Lead Dance Instructor

-        Adapt lesson plan and teaching style in real time based on classroom energy and group learning curve

-        Design and teach five to seven week comprehensive and iterative series on various social dance forms

-        Send out weekly summary emails and videos to enhance students’ concept learning and memory

Private Instructor Social Dance Forms

        -   On a contract basis, teaching private dance lessons to small groups, couples, and solo clients

        -   Adjust curriculum speed and material based on the needs and requests of each individual client

Friday Night Waltz  Lead Dance Instructor

-      Design and teach classes on every type of social dance for students of all ages

-      Marketed classes through social media and email blitzes to increase attendance from 20 to 50+ students 

Stanford University Dance Department   Teaching Assistant

-      Partnered the following social dance classes with dance historian Richard Powers: Social Dance Forms of North America 1, 2, and 3, Living Traditions of Swing, History of Waltz, History of Social Dancing and weekly spotlight classes in forms including Tango, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Lindy Hop, Cha Cha, etc.

-      Through personalized feedback and one-on-one coaching, helped inexperienced dancers overcome the paralysis of public performance to become more confident, decisive, and willing to take risks

-      Instructed classes of 80-120 students with authority, poise and professionalism

Medifit (Google Contractor) Dance Instructor

-      Assisted teaching a 12-week series of 1-hr social dance classes to a group of 30-40 Google employees

-      Employed dance as a way to coach Googlers on improvisation, innovation, and personal creativity