I've been teaching country western dance in DFW 30 years. I teach Polka, Waltz, Two Step, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, ChaCha, Three Step, Shuffle, Progressive, Line
I love sharing the love of dance with people. It's great for the mind, body, and soul and it allows people to get out and socialize.
Started taking lessons from Terri with Topcatdance over 10 years ago. I have never stopped! I continue to learn new dance patterns and brush up on my fundamentals. Learning to dance has added so much joy to my life...I actually think it's keeping me young :)
Terri is the absolute best teacher when it comes to breaking things down so that everyone, even then newest dancers, can understand and replicate. She is patient, kind and a true advocate! Terri is well loved respected in the dance community. Whether you are a beginner dancer or a seasoned professional you will learn lots of new things from Terri AND have a great time doing it.
I started taking lessons with Terri over 10 years ago. Terri is incredibly talented, and has an amazing ability to break down and teach dance in both group classes, and private lessons. It's always fun and challenging with her! She's very inspiring!
My wife and I have been taking dance lessons regularly from Terri Bordeaux of Topcatdance for over a year now, both in private and class settings. Terri teaches a broad range of popular dances, in country and other genres, and teaches them all well. Her students range from total beginners to polished professionals, and from guys who just want to dance at their daughter's wedding to men and women who want to compete at the highest level. Her group classes are fun for all ages and ability levels, and focus on getting people out onto the social dance floor as quickly and confidently as possible. But if you REALLY want to learn how to dance, take private lessons from her. Because Terri excels at teaching all the finer points which make the difference between dancing "good enough" and having people drop their drinks, jump over chairs and stand in line just to dance with you. She offers private lessons to individuals (men and women - she can dance and teach either part), couples, and I believe small groups by special arrangement. If you want to check out her group lessons first, come to Southern Junction in Irving on Wednesdays, or to Guitars & Cadillacs in Fort Worth on Fridays (my personal favorite night of the dance week).
I ask questions about goals, what skills a person already knows, where they dance, and what time of day works best with their schedule.
I have been teaching social dance skill and competitive dance skills for many years. I travel the country teaching, judging, and dancing with competitive students. I have taught in local night clubs to big classes for a long time.