Introduction: Hi, I'm Shawntil! Let's dance!
I'm a dance instructor teaching private and group lessons in 20+ different partner dances, including swing, country, Latin, and ballroom styles. Line dance, too!
Special event and wedding preparation is a specialty of mine since my teaching style includes goal setting and progress tracking while still keeping it light and fun.
I also teach and dance-host onsite at parties (birthday, anniversary, bachelorette, graduation), events (corporate, teambuilding, receptions, family reunions, etc.), and I offer custom content programming for workshops!
I have been a dance instructor for over 10 years, but beginners are my bread and butter. I'm equally as passionate about the process of learning as I am about the outcome.
My teaching philosophy is that every student deserves a unique plan. I find joy in discovering each individual's learning style and dance desires. We collaborate on goal setting because having something to work toward increases productivity and speeds up progress.
My favorite thing about teaching people to dance is helping them conquer their fears, trust in themselves, and shine their brightest. I love seeing people allow themselves to make mistakes without giving up! Learning can require a lot of patience, and I enjoy helping students refine and improve upon a concept until that lightbulb moment when it all comes together.
Partner dance changed my life in every way, and I feel it’s my calling to pay it forward. Before learning partner dance, I felt like a zombie. Working a job I loathed, antisocial and overweight, I felt totally disconnected from life. Social dancing brought me joy, better health, good friends, and something to be proud of! I had been a student for 3 years when I decided to go pro.
Dance is a great activity for anyone and can promote holistic healing because it connects your mind, body, and spirit; partner dance connects your energy with your partner's. It allows us to be a part of something bigger than ourselves and helps to cultivate patience and conquer fears.