When you take lessons at Dancemasters Studio, you will find only the best ballroom dancing instructors. That’s because we hire the top teachers who have years of experience in helping others learn the art of dance. A professional dance instructor knows how to help you learn to move your feet and body to the music. Our instructors have helped many learners who once believed that they had two left feet learn to be graceful on the dance floor.
Our professional instructors like Gene X. Willman, have won awards for their dancing talents and skills. He is a member of several professional dance organizations. Gene and our other instructors teach Country Western dancing too, and if you live in Texas, you’ll definitely want to learn this type of dancing. You can take either private lessons or group lessons with our dance coaches. Gene is experienced in twenty-one different dances, and he teaches these at our studio.
Many people take dance lessons dallas to prepare for their own wedding or for their son’s or daughter’s wedding. Dance lessons with an instructor like Shane Harris will relax you and help you gain confidence on the dance floor. Shane uses a combination of patience and humor to help his clients learn ballroom and other types of dance. He is one of our instructors who also does choreography, and he will be happy to help you prepare for your father/daughter dance or that first dance with your new husband at your wedding.
Barry J. Gazaway is another of our professional instructors who belongs to many professional dance organizations. He has years of experience in teaching in various dance studios as well as for a popular cruise ship for over ten years. Another of our instructors is Alvaro Rosales. He is currently working on his Master’s degree and works at an elementary school when he is not teaching at our studio. At the school, he is employed as a dance and cheer coach. Alvaro has a strong background in teaching students of all ages and for his choreography for competitions and shows.
Randy Lynn is also on our staff of professional dance instructors. He has been teaching dance since he was 17 years old, and he is a four time US champion in the American and Theatre Arts division. He also holds the title for the youngest male professional to win a US championship. Randy and our other professionals have many other accomplishments and titles that they have won. They specialize in teaching all students who want to learn to dance, from beginners to advanced students.
Our Professional Instructors Are Experienced in Many Styles of Dance
Alvaro Rosales (Al)
5609 Hollis Ave.
Dallas, Texas 75227
Pilates 2- Ballroom Teacher and Choreographer June-2005- Present
Duties:Teach Ballroom dancing to adults, shows, choreograph formations for our shows.
Let’s Dance in Grapevine
June 2006- June 2009
Duties: Teach Ballroom dancing to adults, shows and competitions
DallasISD- Henry B. Gonzalez Elementary- Dance/Cheer Coach
August 20, 2005- Present
Duties: Teach Math and Science for 5th grade students to pass the STAARS test, and be the chair person for all the performances at the school. Coach the Cheerleaders and Dance Line, an teach dance classes during specials.
DISD- Ascher Silberstien Elementary- Teacher Assist
November 21, 2003- July 2005
Duties: Help students past the TAKS testing and help with program and teach folkloric. Coach the JV. And Varsity
Cheerleaders, and the dance classes.
Cherrilane School Of Dance- Dance Teacher
August 2002- May 2006
Duties: Teach Jazz, Hip-Hop, Contemporary, and Director of the Dance Team. Direct the team for competitions, auditions for Universities, and Fall and Spring Dance Concerts, etc…
Whole Foods Market
Prepared Foods, and Bakery Dept., Team Leader, and Nutrition and Bodycare Specialist- Stores worked at Preston and Forest, Arlington, Skillman closed and moved to Highland Park, and Richardson stores.
Duties: Daily operations, purchasing and staff management for the store. Handled inventory, scheduling, hiring, accounting and activities for the dept. provided expert customer service, and experienced in all dept. duties, and opened several stores.
The Collage Ballroom Studio
On Preston and North West Highway
Duties: Dance Instructor- teach ballroom dancing to adults, and do shows, and competitions.
DISD- Woodrow Wilson High School- Teacher Aide and Coach
Duties: Helped the ESOL teachers and give the ESOL test for placement for the new students, help enrollment at the beginning and second semester, help with TAAS testing and PSATS, help tutoring and did study hall. Coached the JV., and Varsity Cheerleaders, the drill team, dance classes, Jazzycats Dance Troupe and Ballet Folklorico, and help with the musicals every year.
UCA- Universal Cheerleading Association- Cheerleader and Dance Choreographer 94-2000
Duties: teach, judge and coach cheerleaders and dance drill team at home schools, summer camps, one day clinics, and competitions.
NCA- National Cheerleaders Association- Cheerleader and Choreographer 89-94
Duties: same as above.
Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico Inc.- Principal Dancer, Company Maestro, and Director 8/89-5/9/11
Duties: Manages and directs all activities relating to the functioning of the school and professional company, including but not limited to recruiting and managing artistic faculty and staff, choreograph and produce or create concepts that are then choreographed by and outside source, or company dancer. Creating budget for the following seasons, manages the dance academy including appointing instructors creating curriculum, and strutting class schedules, oversee and executes all aspects of the junior’s and children dance company, select candidates, scheduling and execution the rehearsals and performances. Work closely with the assistant on setting curriculum for the next year and coordinating all educational programs and extra shows, prepares, rehearses, and assists in the scheduling and execution of outreach performances.
Ballet Dallas- Dancer and assistant to the Captain (Choreographers) 2/86-8/89
Danced- The Nutcracker, Swan Lake, Giselle, and Romeo and Juliet.
Tuzer Ballet Company- Dancer and under study for the rolls of Prince in the Nutcracker,
and I danced several rolls in Romeo and Juliet, and Spring dance Concerts.
Dallas Summer Musicals- Dancer, Actor, and Singer 1/84-2004
No, No Nanette, Sugar, My Fair Lady, Cats, The Sound of Music, Singing In The Rain, Beauty and The Beast, Fosse, The Lion King, Les Miserables, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Copa Cabana, Parade, and The Phantom of the Opera.
High School Diploma from Arts Magnet High School.
Working on my BFA from UT Arlington and will start working on my MFA.
National Cheerleaders Association- Certified cheerleader Director and coach.
American Dance/Drill Team School- Certified drill team/dance Director and coach.
Fred Astaire Ballroom School- Certified Ballroom Instructor in Bronze and Silver.
Dallas Summer Musicals School of performing musical theater- Certified musical theater dance instructor.
Asociacion de grupos folkloric conferences- 12 years in a roll- Jalisco, Guerrero, Veracruz, California, Washington D.C., San Antonio, Chiapas, Oaxaca, and Mexico D.F.
Bob Fosse’s Workshop in New York- 1984
Dallas Black Dance Theater- 1989-1994
American Ballet Company in New York- 1983
Scottish Rite Hospital
Helped with office work and help with children to do their rehab.
Anita N. Martinez Ballet Folklorico Inc.
Volunteer office work and choreograph pieces for the shows too.
References Available Upon Request