Ballroom Dancing is a "Smash Hit" in America and is making its mark in society today. Join in on all the fun and action and get involved in the extravagant world of dancing.
Whether you have dance experience in Ballroom and Latin dance or in some other genre (tap, ballet, hip hop, etc.) or have no dance experience at all, we can help. Even if you need help creating a stylish routine for a classy wedding dance for everyone to remember, let us introduce you to the grace, style and flair of the increasingly popular ballroom dances.
1. Dance contributes to increased personal confidence.
2. Dance is considered to be one of the top five physical activities, out of 60 studied.
3. Olympic athletes often include dance in their training to sharpen their control, agility, speed and balance.
4. Dance contributes to good posture
5. As an aerobic exercise, dance.benefits your cardiovascular system as you swing and sway your hips to shoulders.and body alignment.
Kristin Avner (Staszek) is originally from Palm Springs, CA and now resides out of the Los Angeles & Palm Springs, CA area. She currently is an independent instructor out of Step by Step Dance Studio located right downtown Palm Springs during the week days. She also offers private lesson in the Los Angeles & Long Beach areas on weekends. Kristin has been dancing in the American Smooth style for the past 20+ years and has trained and competed all over the United States with many world class coaches. Previous world renown professional training has included former U.S. Champion: Toni Redpath, Michael Mead, Olga Foraponova, David Hamilton, Ron Montez, Teresa Shirey, Wendy Johnson and many more to credit. Kristin's primary home for training has taken place from judge Mary Murphy's Champion Ballroom Academy in San Diego, CA from the hit TV Show "So You Think You Can Dance" on FOX.
In 2000 Kristin had the privilege of performing the "WALTZ" in front of a live audience with her High School Marching Band "The Spirit of the Sands" to the production of "The Phantom of the Opera" at the Westminster Hall in London, England. In 2007 Kristin had the honor of being chosen to dance in the preshow for the "Dancing With the Stars" LIVE TOUR during the San Diego, CA tour date. Not only has she had the chance of being able to perform in many fantastic shows with ballroom's finest, she hopes to have continued success and to be a part of many more amazing opportunities in the future.
Kristin holds titles in both the Youth, Pre-Champ, and BYU divisions for the United States. She defeated the nation in 2004 by winning the Open Amateur American Smooth Championship title for the United States in both NDCA and USABDA divisions. In addition to American Smooth, she is trained in American Rhythm and all other styles of ballroom.
Dancing is her passion and being able to teach what she loves is most rewarding at the end of the day♥