“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” -Mikhail Baryshnikov


Connection Dance

What motivates me as a dancer and competitor isn’t as much the pursuit of perfection as it is to challenge myself to be my personal best, while enjoying the process and the journey. As an instructor, I share that same approach with my students. And as an Event Director, I invite attendees to challenge themselves and enjoy their own dance experience as well.

In my Connection Dance group class, the focus is on making sure my students learn strong fundamentals while having fun.

Join us at:

Ballroom Dancesport
163 Boston Post Rd
Orange, CT
Behind Backers suit store

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Weekly WCS Lesson and Social

Wednesday Night Group class & Practice Social

Wednesday All Level Class
Perfect for newcomers as well as experienced dancers looking to reinforce their skills. Over time, the classes build on the basics, with patterns and more technical insights to help you grow into the dance in a way that’s fun and easy to understand. The goal of these classes is for everyone to take the class material they’ve learned and be able to take a partner out on the floor and dance confidently to a 3 minute song.

8:00 – 8:10pm – Check In/Warm Up
8:0 – 9:00pm – 50 minute All Level Class
9:00 – 10:30pm – Social/Practice depending on local guidance and safety standards

–Beginners always welcome!!–

[ $20 – Class + Social | $5 – Social Only ] **

**Volunteer opportunities available for those seeking to exchange time/help for free access to classes and social dance.

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Weekend Events Boston

Countdown Swing Boston

& Summer Hummer


The first year I went to New Years Dance Extravaganza — now Countdown Swing Boston — was the end of 2013. I couldn’t have imagined then that I would take over as Event Director of CSB or Summer Hummer. I was just trying to survive my first spotlight and I was in awe of everyone and everything around me. I don’t remember the details, but I remember being surrounded by friends, the celebration, and the high of ringing in the new year surrounded by a community I love dearly.

Year after year as I got more involved, I saw that the heart and soul of their events was one where from the top down the motivation was to get it right, and to have a party while doing it.

I will do my best to continue the spirit of what Bill and Yuna have started. I will also adapt and bring new ideas to the table and thread them in each year, with the intent to make two these events even more welcoming and joyful each year.