Brandi Guild
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Brandi Guild

Dancing was not a part of Brandi’s early life. Beginning at age 5, softball was her focus. It paid off, as she was awarded a full athletic scholarship to pitch for Marshall University. After making it to the final round of trials for the US Olympic team, Brandi was ready for the next chapter in...

Nicole Wooding
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Nicole Wooding

Nicole Wooding is certified in over 15 dance styles, which include Ballroom, Tango, Swing, Latin and all of the major social styles, Nicole excels at helping students who are new to the world of ballroom dancing to achieve their dreams of becoming beautiful dancers. She is also gifted in guiding experienced dancers toward enhancing their...

Carmen Garcia
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Carmen Garcia

Carmen has been teaching all styles of partner dancing for 30 years. Currently teaching at Starlight Dance Studio owned by her brother Michael Kiehm.  Carmen competes, performs, coaches, and judges competitions. She has a title in Rising Star International Latin Championship with her brother, Michael Kiehm. She is also in the Hall of Fame for...

Laureen Baldovi
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Laureen Baldovi

Laureen is a 4-time UCWDC World’s Masters Division Champion (Country Dance, 1995-1998) and has won 8 US Open Swing titles in the Classic (1995), Superstar (1996, 1997), Showtime Invitational (1998), Teams (1993, 1994 & 1996), and Showcase (2003) Divisions. She retired from UCWDC competitions in 1999 and moved to New York City to dance in...

David Walkup & Trish Connery Walkup
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David Walkup & Trish Connery Walkup

David Walkup and Trish Connery Walkup. David holds two UCWDC Worlds Championships and a US Open Swing Dance Championship. Trish holds four UCWDC Worlds Championships and is a California Swing Dance Hall of Fame inductee. Together they compete on the Country and West Coast Swing circuits and teach a variety of dance styles including Country...

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Stephen Showers

Since 1983, I have been a professional Ballroom dancer. During that time I have been a performer, competitor, and instructor in virtually every style of dance including American, International, Swing, Nightclub, and Argentine Tango. I have trained with the best, and taught all ages from 5 to 101 (no joke). I think the world would...

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Debbie Torgeson

Debbie has danced for over 46 years. She has been trained in ballet, jazz, tap and modern by teachers from San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, New York, London and France. Currently, Debbie teaches group ballet and jazz classes at Starlight Dance Studio as well as private lessons by appointment. She is also on...

Larisa Tingle
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Larisa Tingle

Larisa Tingle has been in love with music her whole life, from violinist to vocalist and finally to dancer. She is now competing at a champion level and excited to share her dancing dream with her partner Tony. In addition to competing and teaching, Larisa started djing at local dances in Southern California but got...

Michael John Kielbasa
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Michael John Kielbasa

Michael John is an up and coming super star in both the Swing world and the Salsa world. Michael teaches all of the American style ballroom and Latin dances as well as Swing, Hustle, Salsa, Lindy hop and other current club dances. He has won several 1st place championship titles in the swing venue and...

Brunno Cezar Theodoro
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Brunno Cezar Theodoro

Brunno started his career in 2007 as a professional instructor in Londrina, Brazil with training by renown Brazilian instructors, Jimmy de Oliveira, Kadu Pires & Larissa Thayane, Renato Veronezi & Babi Pacheco and Fabio Reis. In 2014 Brunno completed his teaching certification for West Coast Swing, with the GPDIA (Global Professional Dance Instructors  Association). He...

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