Patricia started dancing in 1977 and began teaching 1994. She has danced professionally on Holland American Cruise lines and Royal Cruise lines. Patricia has won first place at the Western Regional Challenge Cup in Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Mambo, Salsa and Swing. She has also danced in two 24 hour dance-a-thons to raise money for AIDS
Certified Zumba Fitness Instructor Dale is a retired law enforcement officer, Certified Fitness Trainer, Fitness Therapy Specialist and Water Fitness Trainer. He operates his private training business, Island Pacific Fitness in Thousand Oaks. He has been ballroom dancing for 3 years at House of Dance. He makes dance fitness fun and energizing. You will leave the classes feeling great. Ditch the workout, join the party, burn 800 calories.
Janet Snyder is a Certified Ballroom Dance Instructor and holds a Psychology & Dance Degree from Loyola Marymount University. Accomplishments in her dance background include dancing on a Ballroom Formation Dance Team where she learned from world champion dancers, coaches and instructors. She also dabbled a bit in the amateur competition arena. After turning professional, she taught at Arthur Murray Dance Studios and later started her own instruction company, Dance Ten (www.danceten.net.). Janet is thrilled to be a part of the House of Dance staff, where she prides herself on being able to teach anyone to dance and still gets a huge thrill when people take their first dance steps!
Broadway Dance Center- 2010 Winter Internship Program
Hip-Hop- Leticia Halas, Shannon Albero, Kelly Peters, Leslie Feliciano, Jamie Jackson, Dana Foglia, Luam
Ballet- Andrey Silantyev, Liane Plane, Dorit Koppel, Dariusz R. Hochman
Jazz-Heather Oberly, Michelle Barber |Modern- Nicole Helton, Gymnastics- Kelly McConville, Colleen McConville
Broadway Dance Center Intern Showcase Featured Choreographer, NY
BASSH Featured Choreographer, CA|
Kinesthetic Lead Choreographer, CA
Artist Sade Champaigne Lead Choreographer, CA
14K Jules Annual showcase Featured Choreographer, CA
Lesperado Productions, NJ Featured Dancer Leslie Feliciano
Glamour Magazine Ensemble Dancer Jim Cooney
Fashion Week Event , NY
BASSH, CA Featured Dancer Brittney Nevison
“Kinesthetic”, CA Dancer Brittney Nevison
Artist Sade Champaigne Dancer Brittney Nevison
“Superstar In Training” tour, CA
14 K Jules Dance Studio, CA Featured Dancer Brittney Nevison
Kenpo Master Ben Warner and Kenpo Sensei Carlos Mendoza are senior students
of Ten-Chi Kenpo Grand Master Norman Armstrong who was a senior student of
T'ai Chi Master T. T. Liang and Kenpo Grand Master Nick Cerio.
Master Warner has studied and taught Kenpo and T'ai Chi Chuan (Yang Style)
for more than twenty years. Sensei Mendoza has done the same for more than
ten years. Ten-Chi Kenpo has produced several state and national champions
in Kumite (Sparring), Kata (forms), and Weapons. It is unique blend of hard
and soft techniques (Kenpo and T'ai Chi Ch'uan) teaches students the value
of intrinsic energy combined with external force.
Jery began dancing at the age of 9. Her parents were folk, square and round dancers and Jery quickly picked up the steps and joined in the adult dances. Before she became a teen she joined a Southern California based teenage square/ round dance exhibition group. The Swinging Sweethearts performed throughout California and many other states across the Unites States and Canada. She provided more some of the choreography for routines performed by the group and taught dancing to many throughout those years. She has continued dancing through her adult life. She has held licenses for teaching round dancing and square dancing. She is currently licensed to teach line dancing also. She loves any kind of dancing and she is attracted to the fact that you do not need a partner for line dancing and everyone can participate. Line Dancing is not just country anymore. Jery mixes it up with a bit of swing, tango, cha cha and plain fun!
Luke Spooner has been socially dancing since 2004, and teaching ballroom since 2009. His end goal is not to perform, win, or surpass, but to assess, understand and clearly communicate. This same drive to teach and share has set him on a path for a physics degree with the intent of teaching someday. In between the books and dance classes, Luke has managed to perform at numerous show cases, competitions, and even train and compete for himself at the prestigious Emerald Ball. Not content with simply the classic ballroom steps, Luke pursued a few varieties of specialty dances: Argentine Tango, West Coast Swing, Salsa, Smooth Lindy, etc. "Dancing is healthy, enjoyable, and attainable. I seek to bring this gift to anyone who would have it."