MEET THE DANCERS
We invite you to meet the dancers at our studio. Get to know others better and get an insight into our "dance" family at the studio.
Ron Montez began his dance career at an early age. His sister, Bettina, was a dance teacher and as Ron puts it “she forced me to start learning!” Kidding aside, Ron has been fortunate to enjoy a very successful dance career through his hard work and dedication.
Ron Montez and his partner Liz Curtis were the undefeated 7-Times U.S. International Latin Dance Champions. Ron says the thrill on winning the first U.S. Championship title was an unforgettable experience. Another memorable moment was the first time he became a finalist at the World’s Latin Dance Championships.
When he has spare time, Ron enjoys reading, walking, music and family activities. His favorite movies are It’s a Wonderful Life and Gladiator; and one of his favorite books is Mutiny on the Bounty. Ron says he is most proud of fatherhood, husband hood and dance!
Ron says about Dancer Avenue Studio - "They have an excellent staff that teach a variety of dance styles and the studio provides a friendly environment for students to learn."
Don and Arline started dancing 17 years ago. It all began one afternoon when they received an ad in the mail for dance lessons. Don wanted to learn how to dance Swing, so this was a great opportunity. And as they say, the rest was history.
Don and Arline truly love their dancing and have many fond memories of performing and dancing with the studio. One of Don's most memorable moments is when he "ripped-off" Arline's skirt during a Showcase, to change from Viennese Waltz to Swing. Arline's says her favorite memory with the studio is when we traveled to Blackpool, England and she danced in the largest, most prestigious ballroom in the world
When they're not dancing, Don and Arline enjoy bike riding and traveling. Don has also taken an interest in photography. Their favorite movie is Dance With Me, Arline adds 'because I'm in the movie!"
They enjoy being at the Studio because it is such a fun and friendly place where you can leave all your worries behind. They like dancing with different partners at the studio and say the instructors really care about their students. They also like performing in the Showcase and say it is well organized and presented in a very professional manner.
About 4 years ago, Anne Herron and her friends begin going to various dance studios that provided a dance lesson and social dancing. She eventually found Dancer Avenue Studio, began taking group classes and fell in love with it all. After three months, she began taking private lessons with the goal of entering Pro/Amateur dance competitions.
Her hobbies include golfing, martial arts, musical theater and reading. Her favorite movie is the British Film Saving Grace, with Brenda Blythen (not TV's Holly Hunter). She states that "it is a great, funny, riotous movie!"
Anne says she thoroughly enjoys dancing the Viennese Waltz with a professional partner. While competing, she loves the exhilarating feeling she gets when she is in a huge ballroom, listening to wonderful music and seeing the swirling colors of other dancers. It's like being in a dream -"I'm dressed in a beautiful ball gown dancing with my partner who is wearing a white tie and tails. Pure delight!"
Anne states that Dancer Avenue Studio instructors are enthusiastic and supportive! The atmosphere is relaxing and friendly. She says, "I've had so many great times, trips, competitions and parties, all while improving my dancing."