To Dance studio is located in the tranquility of Sonora in the
California Gold Country foothills. We are fortunate
enough to have a 1500sq ft purpose built facility in a
very tranquil area - "its like dancing in the trees"
commented one couple.
teaches in Sonora and the South Bay areas.
Ian is a
DVIDA certified instructor.
is the first person to have become a DVIDA
Certified Instructor in the unique
Move Like A
Champion program developed by Diane Jarmolow and
Ian is also
a Ballroom Dance Teachers College (BDTC) Master
Instructor. His brief
can be found
In addition to teaching our other projects
Setting up and running the Professional Teacher Training
program for the Central Valley Dance Institute at the
BallroomLIVE studio in Fresno. This is a same
program we use at the
Foothills Dance Teachers Academy
Dance Director for the Dancing With The Tuolumne County Stars (www.dwtcs.com)
event which ran for 3 years and raised 10's of 1000's of
dollars for over a dozen charities. Choreographer
for many routines in the "Dancing With The Sierra
Stars" charity event.
Work on DVIDA Syllabus and
Examination manuals (http://www.dancevision.com/store/dvida_syllabus/dvida_manuals)
in addition to the Silver American Smooth manual and
This work has given us a greater depth of
understanding about the dynamics and intricacies of
Ballroom Dancing and how it should be taught and
presented to dance students..
Working closely with Aira Bubnelyte
and Tomas Atkocevicius on the design and technology
behind the "Ultimate Center" belt
The Studio Management Player (http://www.studiomusicplayer.com/)
Body movement and dynamics as
applied to Ballroom Dancing
We aim to make our classes fun,
entertaining and instruction in a supportive and
nurturing environment. Our results speak for themselves.
People dance for many reasons. So why do we dance?
"Because for a couple of magical
minutes we shut everything else out and glide
around the floor for the sheer joy that we bring
to each other. It's completely addictive.
It's also an immense pleasure to be able to help
others achieve the same."