Rowdy has been dancing, teaching, judging and coaching for over 28 yrs.
He currently lives in Austin, Texas and teaches at Austin Uptown Dance Studio. He was recently competing and performing with a professional partner dancing in the highest competition arena at the Master levels. Having won many Dance championships and placing as high as 3rd at the World Championships.
He is fluent in all dances but specializes in Country and Swing dancing! And Travels all over the world teaching, coaching and judging dance events!
I love teaching new students and seeing them get excited when they realize how much they are progressing in thier dance fun!
Rowdy is a very patient instructor. He makes learning a dance very fun and entertaining. He observes each student very well, and gives constructive feedback to each student. He cares about every single student, and wants everyone to learn and have good time!
He has Great knowledge about dancing and ca explain it all so you really understand.
Very experienced. Knowing I was a one time private didn’t limit what he taught. ( I live 5 hours away)
His ability to instruct exactly what he wants and the ability to get his students to do the pattern!
I think its very important when taking on new students that a teacher should focus on getting the ground basics first, this way they feel comfortable going out and dancing in clubs or at events and weddings.
I've had certification in Dance and judging for many years in many different dance styles and organizations!
Dance lessons run generally $65 to $75 for a 45 minute lesson!
I started dancing at the age of 20 and have been teaching since then! I started by taking lessons in a local club then going on to get my dance teaching certification! And then onto my judges certification!
I've worked with students in all styles of dances from Ballroom, Country, Swing and Latin Dance to Line Dance and even doing Wedding choreography for wedding couples. I've even taught and competed with young adult and teen students! I have taught lessons to students from the ages of 10 on up to 80!
I recently did dance choreogrpahy for a wedding couple! They were such fun to work with and pulled off a great wedding dance! Also I recently attended and judge in Pisek, Czech Republic at the Czech Open Dance event which is probably one of my favortie events to attend!
Look around and find an instructor that you feel comfortable with and that listens to what you want and need. Just because a price looks good doesn't alwasy mean its the best deal in town!
Time and affordability! Its a big cost and a bigger commitment when wanting to dance. It doesn't happen over night and for most people it can take months if not years to get as good as they want to!