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Sherry P.
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Learn Latin, Ballroom, & Swing Dancing Virtually; Wedding Couples - 1st Dance; 25+ Years Experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Sherry and I have been a Latin, Ballroom, and Swing Dance Instructor for 25+ years with focus on teaching Social Partner Dancing to couples who seek to dance confidently at any social venue or event and Wedding Couples in preparation for their 1st Dance. Throughout the years, the feedback I have received the most frequently from my students has been that I have the "patience of a saint" and that I convey the information in a way that they can understand. I believe that it is my job as an instructor to figure out how each individual student learns, as each person processes information differently. I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education in Speech Language Pathology and a Master's of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology with 25+ years of experience in this field, as well, which I believe helps me be a better dance instructor. I, also, make sure that I provide opportunities for success for my students during their dance lessons in order to build confidence. I just love to see my students make progress and begin to feel like they are truly dancing. Lastly, I absolutely love to teach Wedding Couples and provide beautiful, romantic choreography for their 1st Dance. I grew up studying ballet, tap, and jazz dancing and trained to become a Ballroom Dance Instructor in my early 30s. There is nothing that has brought me more joy than "Dance" and passing that joy onto my students! I hope to be able to share the "Joy of Dance" with you!
About Sherry P.

Hello and Welcome! My name is Sherry and I have been teaching Latin, Ballroom, and Swing Private Dance Lessons for 25+ years with focus on teaching couples in preparation for dancing confidently at any social dance venue or event and Wedding Couples in preparation for their 1st Dance with choreography. I studied ballet, tap, and jazz dancing from age 5 to 25 and trained to become a Ballroom Dance Instructor in my early 30's. I have taught ballet, tap, and jazz to children, teens, and adults in the past and put on dance recitals with choreography. I, also, obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Education Degree in Speech Language pathology and a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology, as well as a Missouri Lifetime Teacher's Certificate K-12 in Speech Language Pathology. I practiced as a Speech Language Pathologist for 25+ years while teaching dance and have provided services in both fields to children, teens, and adults. I believe my professional experience as a Speech Language Pathologist has made me a better dance instructor, as my dance students have all indicated that I have the "patience of a saint" and convey the information to them in a way that they can really understand. Dance has brought me more joy than anything else in my life and I absolutely love to pass that joy onto my students. I, thoroughly, enjoy watching my students become "Dancers"! I, currently, teach couples virtually who want to learn social partner dancing to be able to dance confidently at any venue or event. I am, also, teaching Wedding Couples in preparation for their 1st Dance, which I love! Please know that if you join me for virtual dance lessons that I will always provide a safe, fun, and supportive environment for you to learn. I look forward to teaching you and helping you discover the "Dancer Within"!

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1994

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Master's of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology

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Teaches ages 10+

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Sherry P.
Teaches Online
Learn Latin, Ballroom, & Swing Dancing Virtually; Wedding Couples - 1st Dance; 25+ Years Experience
Hello and Welcome! My name is Sherry and I have been a Latin, Ballroom, and Swing Dance Instructor for 25+ years with focus on teaching Social Partner Dancing to couples who seek to dance confidently at any social venue or event and Wedding Couples in preparation for their 1st Dance. Throughout the years, the feedback I have received the most frequently from my students has been that I have the "patience of a saint" and that I convey the information in a way that they can understand. I believe that it is my job as an instructor to figure out how each individual student learns, as each person processes information differently. I have a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education in Speech Language Pathology and a Master's of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology with 25+ years of experience in this field, as well, which I believe helps me be a better dance instructor. I, also, make sure that I provide opportunities for success for my students during their dance lessons in order to build confidence. I just love to see my students make progress and begin to feel like they are truly dancing. Lastly, I absolutely love to teach Wedding Couples and provide beautiful, romantic choreography for their 1st Dance. I grew up studying ballet, tap, and jazz dancing and trained to become a Ballroom Dance Instructor in my early 30s. There is nothing that has brought me more joy than "Dance" and passing that joy onto my students! I hope to be able to share the "Joy of Dance" with you!
About Sherry P.

Hello and Welcome! My name is Sherry and I have been teaching Latin, Ballroom, and Swing Private Dance Lessons for 25+ years with focus on teaching couples in preparation for dancing confidently at any social dance venue or event and Wedding Couples in preparation for their 1st Dance with choreography. I studied ballet, tap, and jazz dancing from age 5 to 25 and trained to become a Ballroom Dance Instructor in my early 30's. I have taught ballet, tap, and jazz to children, teens, and adults in the past and put on dance recitals with choreography. I, also, obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Education Degree in Speech Language pathology and a Master's Degree in Speech Language Pathology, as well as a Missouri Lifetime Teacher's Certificate K-12 in Speech Language Pathology. I practiced as a Speech Language Pathologist for 25+ years while teaching dance and have provided services in both fields to children, teens, and adults. I believe my professional experience as a Speech Language Pathologist has made me a better dance instructor, as my dance students have all indicated that I have the "patience of a saint" and convey the information to them in a way that they can really understand. Dance has brought me more joy than anything else in my life and I absolutely love to pass that joy onto my students. I, thoroughly, enjoy watching my students become "Dancers"! I, currently, teach couples virtually who want to learn social partner dancing to be able to dance confidently at any venue or event. I am, also, teaching Wedding Couples in preparation for their 1st Dance, which I love! Please know that if you join me for virtual dance lessons that I will always provide a safe, fun, and supportive environment for you to learn. I look forward to teaching you and helping you discover the "Dancer Within"!

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 1994

Education

Master's of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 10+

Speaks

Has background check

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We started taking virtual lessons with Sherry for our wedding first dance back in February 2022 and the experience has been awesome. We were not sure how virtual lessons would work but Sherry's patience, attention to detail, and overall great attitude has made this experience not only educational but also extremely FUN. Sherry is a great communicator which also helps in the virtual environment. She really thought through our song and choreography and we are pumped to unleash the dance at our wedding. As one of us does not have any dancing background Sherry is great at explaining specifics in a manner that is easy to understand and use. Overall the experience has been wonderful and we could not recommend Sherry enough!

Posted Apr 20, 2022
Teacher's Studio

I cannot express how grateful I am to have found Sherry. Before our wedding, my then-fiance and I had no idea what we were going to do about our impending first dance. Then we found Sherry. She was so welcoming and forgiving of my many missteps and count issues. She made us both feel like we were going to nail it. And, we did! My now-wife and I have been talking about taking salsa lessons (something I never thought I'd say) simply because Sherry made learning to dance fun!

Posted Apr 20, 2022
Teacher's Studio

With no experience dancing, I interviewed 3 instructors in order to learn a Father/Daughter dance for our daughter's wedding. I thought that Sherry would be a great fit after speaking with her. Her background gave her expertise both in dance and in communicating effectively with others - important to us as anxious non-dancers. It was a terrific decision. I learned a snappy Foxy to dance with our daughter, and my wife and I also learned the basics of single-step and triple-step Swing to dance at the wedding. We ended up taking nearly 30 lessons from her and now routinely dance Salsa, Cha-Cha, Rhumba, Bachata, East Coast Swing, Hustle, Foxtrot, and Waltz. The 1:1 instruction she offers was exceptional and included detailed coaching on all aspects of dancing with an emphasis on enjoying dancing. Whether we are dancing locally or on a cruise, we often say "Thank you Sherry". For those anxious about learning to dance, I wholeheartedly recommend Sherry. Not only will you learn to dance, but you'll enjoy doing so.

Posted Apr 20, 2022
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Latin, Ballroom, and Swing Dance Instructor
Jun 1994 - Apr 2022
Dance Amore - Latin, Ballroom, & Swing; Just Dancing
I have taught dance at various different studios throughout the years, as well as owned my own studios.
Master's of Science Degree in Speech Language Pathology
Jun 1985 - Jun 1986
Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Bachelor's of Science in Education Degree in Speech Language Pathology
Aug 1981 - May 1985
Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman University)
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency

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Salsa Dancing
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