Heather Kraft has been a dancer for 21 years and has been involved with social dance for five years. She loves all types of social dance, but the Blues gets her every time. She is learning a lot about office procedures with Bonnie Thomas and is loving it! An experienced dance instructor, Heather is teaching in some of our summer practica.
Dean Paton abandoned the baseball diamond for the dance hall in 1994, and fell so hopelessly in love with waltz that he founded the Valse Cafe Orchestra, an ensemble committed to the art of playing music for dancers. When he teaches rotary waltz, Dean stresses mastering the core of the dance - turning left, turning right, transitioning between the two -- then helps dancers use this foundation as a platform on which to build organic, graceful movement as well as a few elegant moves.