Johanna Miller - Tap
Johanna was put in tap class by her mom to get over her shyness when she was 4. She tap danced and took some jazz classes at TJ Dance in Duvall. In high school, she made the Cedarcrest Drill Team, and competed with them all four years, becoming Captain her senior year. Her role involved the choreography and teaching of every routine. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in nursing from WSU, and worked inpatient oncology for 6 years. She took a few Tap classes on and off as an adult, but really hit her stride tapping when she started taking tap classes at Blue Dog Dance, where her 3 girls also take lessons.
Discovering The Studio was a real turning point and cemented her devotion and love of tap dance. Her hope is for her enthusiasm and love of this dance form to inspire everyone in her classes to put everything else out of their minds for that one hour and have a great time dancing to fun music. She wants them to use class as a recharge for themselves mentally, and boost their confidence as they master each step and combination! Johanna believes this studio is an incredible space for anyone who just wants to dance without any pressure or judgement, as it has added so much happiness to her life!
When she’s not tapping, she is helping her husband in the daily tasks of running a successful dermatology practice here in Issaquah, ferrying her 3 girls all over the place, traveling with her family, binging on way too much TV while cuddling with their 3 dogs, and hosting parties and dinners with family and friends.
Latin Ballroom Foundations
w/ Dalrek Davis
Feb 25, March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1
This will be a 6-week course in Salsa, Bachata,
and Cha Cha foundations
Investment is $85 for 6 classes
Heat up these cold winter nights with this newest studio workshop in learning the foundations of Latin ballroom dances.
This workshop will start your foundational path in learning 3 of the most popular social Latin American dance styles danced today: Salsa, Bachata, and Cha-Cha. During this 6-week course we will spend 2 weeks covering each style's fundamental steps, turns, and the language of 'lead & follow' partnership.
After the initial course we'll continue with a 4-week follow-up, focusing on two of the three styles most preferred by students. This follow-up will dive deeper into additional styling techniques and more complicated patterns built off the basics covered in the first 6 weeks.
No dance experience or partners required. Students may rotate partners to help strengthen lead & follow skills. If there is an imbalance of roles, some students may be asked to switch roles to ensure everyone has a partner.
What to Wear
Dance shoes are not required, but a smooth-soled shoe is recommended to allow for turns. Wear clothes that are comfortable to move in, but athletic-wear is not necessary. Please, no soft rubber athletic shoes.
This event is for adults only. Sorry, but no refunds once purchased.