Dancing and performing have always been an imperative part of my life. After being involved in show choir and musicals throughout high school, I realized being on stage was my passion. When I started my schooling as an elementary teacher at NWTC, I knew I needed to find an outlet to perform. It was here that ballroom dancing became that integral outlet.
I joined the NWTC Ballroom Dance Club and became engrossed with the art of ballroom. Shortly after I became involved in the dance club, I began taking private lessons and participating in competitions. Dance presented itself in an array of opportunities.
It has been said many times before, but teaching truly is rewarding. Through my teaching experiences, I have found it is most gratifying to witness students thriving in the classroom and building a foundation for their future. Not only have I been fortunate to teach in the classroom, but I have been able to extend my instruction to include dance; both with children and adults.
Ballroom dancing embraces any age. It has been my experience once people are introduced to ballroom, they absorb the essence of dance and they are often eager to progress. It is my hope to create an atmosphere that invites any willing participant into the world of dance.
Jamie’s Star dance partner is Chris Lofgren, of Schneider National.