Donna Whiteley
Donna Whiteley

Donna Whiteley

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Introduction: I am a eight time World Champion Country Western Dancer. I taught Physical Education for 32 years so I have experience teaching the physical skills of dancing to a variety of skill levels and ages. I also have been teaching dancing classrooms, a program that teaches 5th grade students ballroom dances during their PE classes. The past ten years I have been teaching a group west coast swing class on Monday nights and for the past two years a two step group class on Thursday evenings. I also have been coaching and teaching several competitors that dance in the country western arena. They include a youth student, age 13, and a platinum (over 70) student. Additionally I work with wedding couples (bride and groom, mother son and father daughter) preparing for the big day. I also teach private lessons to individuals and coupes interested in learning to dance and wanting to improve their dancing. I enjoy helping others acquire new dance steps for a variety of situations. It could be preparing for a wedding dance or just becoming confidant to go out social dancing. It is a joy to watch as that moment comes when it clicks and things just fall into place.
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Hired 28 times

Serves Hurst, TX

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Ngoza Z.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Donna is amazing to work with. My fiance is very shy and does not like dancing but he was very comfortable learning from Donna and we both had a great time!
Donna Whiteley's reply
Thank you Ngoza. I enjoyed working with you both. It is so rewarding to help couples get ready for their special day. I look forward to continuing the journey. Donna
Nov 2, 2020
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Kristy C.

Wedding Dance Lessons

Donna was awesome! We loved working with her. Looking forward to setting up additional lessons.
Donna Whiteley's reply
Thanks you so much Kristy! It was a pleasure working with you as well.. Take care and best wishes.
Aug 18, 2021
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Kim k.

Private Dance Lessons

I have never had dance lessons before and found working with Donna both beneficial and pleasurable. She taught 3 couples and focused on what I wanted to learn for an upcoming wedding event. She was knowledgeable as well as patient. I would highly recommend her as a dance instructor.
Donna Whiteley's reply
Kim I hope all is going well for you and your family!
Sep 3, 2018
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Brian L.

Private Dance Lessons

We were very impressed with Donna and would recommend her to anyone looking for dance lessons. We found her teaching style to be perfect for us - she was fun, easy-going and patient, that is, she was willing to walk us through things as many times, and as many ways, as necessary for us to grasp the concepts. We are a 50ish married couple, but, we had so much fun we felt like kids during our lesson.
May 8, 2017
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Jim F.

Private Dance Lessons

She was very patient and taught me so many things I didn't know about dancing. Now I am honing in on myself to get better and will call her again to help me get to the next level.
Mar 17, 2017
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  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    We meet and determine what the customer's needs are. Then I evaluate the skill levels and come up with a plan to advance the individuals skill level.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a masters degree in physical education so I am trained in evaluating physical skills and in ways to improve thoes skill levels. I continue to take private and group lessons myself to improve my own skill level. I compete in country western dancing to test myself and push to another level.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    I started competitive dancing in country western dance in 2008. I was introduced to dancing classrooms in 2011 and started teaching dance to 5th graders. I then got the opportunity to teach west coast swing in 2014. I have been really blessed to be able to share my love for dancing with others. As a PE teacher I enjoyed watching my students acquire skills every year and now that I am retired I can continue helping dancers do the same.

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