Upper Valley Dance Club

:Dancing in the Upper Valley

Our workshop teachers keep the dance community growing!  Contact them with questions about lessons or other dance opportunities

RICHARD CLOUGH :  The Moving Company Dance Studio,76 Railroad Street, Keene NH 03431, 603-357-2100.  Richard teaches American Style East and West Coast Swing, Hustle, Latin, Smooth; Bronze, Silver, Gold, International Standard and Latin: Bronze and Silver. Group Classes and Privates, Monday thru Saturday. richclough60@yahoo.com

ANNE FLEMING:  Popular throughout the Northeast, Anne will be returning to the Upper Valley to teach West Coast Swing Saturday, October 27, 2012.  http://annedfleming.com/

JENNY GELFAN: Jenny Gelfan teaches social American dances - east coast swing (aka jitterbug, jive, hop), foxtrot, waltz, rumba, mambo/ salsa, cha-cha-, merengue, samba, tango.  She gives group and private lessons, including preparing people for special evens such as weddings.  "Dancing is fun, exciting, social.  I focus on enjoying the dancing, music and partnership so people can dance comfortably and confidently."    802  356-1156 www.dancingfeatsvt.com email maybeyes2@gmail.com

FAYE GREARSON: Professional Dance Instructor Association certified instructor. Group and private lessons, wedding and special event preparation, and a wide variety of dance styles and classes are available. Faye teaches independently and through the Lebanon Recreation Department and specializes in hesitant or reluctant beginners, along with choreography and technique for more advanced dancers.  603-369-2936, Faye.Grearson@gmail.com; www.FayesDanceStudio.com

Natalie Mavor:  Natalie’s extensive background in Latin and Ballroom allow her to offer high level private instruction along with beginner classes at her beautiful facility in Newport, NH.  More information about Natalie and her program can be found at www.thenewportballroom.com.

ERIK NOVOA:  Nationally known instructor/competitor Erik Novoa and his partner Anna are based in Connecticut, we'd love to have them back again: www.SwingShoes.net

JAMIE ORR:  Jamie Orr is a full-time dance instructor in the Upper Valley and Claremont. He teaches ballroom, swing, country and line dancing. You can learn more about his classes at www.SwingJamie.com or by calling 603-359-5166

BILL and CAROLYN PEDRICK:  For group classes, private lessons, workshops and demos, contact us at Pedrick@vermontdancesport.com or by calling 802-249-7615; www.vermontdancesport.com

Dance Champion- Reisa Alexander

Reisa Alexander is a professional dance instructor who has been competing and teaching west coast swing, hustle, ballroom, and country western for over twenty years.  In addition to teaching critical movement and connection techniques, Reisa specializes in coaching dancers to look spectacular and to express themselves dynamically on the dance floor!


Competitively, in west coast swing, Reisa - along with her former, professional partner, Cody Melin - won the professional showcase swing and cabaret divisions at Swing Fling Washington, DC.  Reisa has also won over forty country western competitions, including the World UCWDC Division I Showcase Championship, an amazing total of twenty-five Division I Showcase Grand Championships, and fourteen Master's Championships, including a World Two Step Master’s Championship.  She has competed with amateur students at swing, hustle, ballroom, and country western events.  In country, her male students have won world championship titles in all four categories of classic pro/am: Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, and Pro/Pro.


Aside from dance, Reisa holds a number of fitness certifications, and, after many years of training, she has attained the level of black sash in Kung Fu.  Reisa has a bachelor of arts degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.  She currently resides in western Massachusetts where, in addition to teaching dance, Reisa flies kites, climbs playground sets, and plays games with her spirited four-year-old daughter, Mckenzie!


Russ and Annie Walker

Russ & Annie Walker are retired Amateur Ballroom, Latin, and Smooth competitors. They were married in December of 2012, after which they competed American Smooth together for 3 years. They were finalists at the Embassy Ballroom Championships, semifinalists at the NDCA National Amateur Dancesport Championships, and finalists at a variety of other regional competitions. They were trained at Brigham Young University, performing and competing on its Ballroom Dance Touring Company throughout the world. In 2010, Russ competed with the team at the Blackpool Dance Festival in England where the company won its 12th World Amateur Ballroom Formation Championship.

Russ is currently a student at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and Annie works for the Advancement Office at Dartmouth.