World Class Instructors
Dance styles include:
Country Two-Step :: West Coast Swing :: Night Club Two Step :: Hustle :: Cha Cha :: Ballroom :: And More!
What better way to spend your vacation than learning to do something fun and creative from professionals who love dance and enjoy teaching. The combined teaching years of this fabulous staff is over 50 years and you will find them engaging, energizing, helpful and insightful about your dance technique and style.
Todd Longsworth &
Todd Longsworth & Jamie Hoyt are from Pensacola, FL.
Todd is a full-time firefighter and flight paramedic and part-time independent dance instructor. Jamie is a mom and an independent dance instructor as well as a part-time dance instructor with Pensacola Ballroom.
Both Todd and Jamie found a love for country western dancing in the early 90's. Todd almost immediately took his love of dance to the competition floor and has been competing regularly since 1995.
Jamie studied both ballroom and country dances through the years and began competing with Todd in 2008.
Since the formation of their dance partnership, Todd and Jamie have won numerous regional titles. They were also the UCWDC Open II points champions in 2012 and they won their first World Title in Diamond I in 2014.
They still actively compete in the UCWDC's advanced divisions of Classic Crown and Open I.
Todd and Jamie love dancing and love sharing their passion for dance and for each other with people across the country.
Lee & Marcy Harpe
Lee & Marcy Harpe are the owners of Harpe’s Dance Inc.
Harpe’s Dance has been on the premier dance facilities in Oklahoma City since 1992. Lee and Marcy have over 58 years of professional dance training between them in Ballroom, Latin, Country and swing dancing. Their goal is to make dancing fun and affordable for everyone.
Lee and Marcy have been competing together professionally in country dance for the past 20 years. They have won numerous titles over the years, including the Diamond 1 Advance World Championship in 2007, but their crowned accomplishment happened in 2008. They were undefeated in their division and won the Couples Crown World Championship title, January of 2009.
Lee & Marcy are currently judging, teaching, choreographing, and coaching numerous competitive couples from all over the country. Lee is a certified judge for the NDCA (ballroom) as well as UCWDC. Marcy is a certified judge on the UCWDC circuit.
Lee and Marcy are the co-directors of the Oklahoma Dance Rush, which is held every April in Oklahoma City, OK. Lee and Marcy are also sponsored by Randall Designs, the Official Designer of
“Dancing With The Stars”
If you would ask Lee and Marcy what their greatest accomplishments is to date, they would tell you it would be the environment have created with their students also known as TEAM HARPE. We are Team Harpe Proud, & Team Harpe Strong!
Mark & Kami Weber
Mark and Kami In 2012, Mark moved to Nashville, TN to further his career as a professional competitor and instructor. It was here that Mark met Kami Lowe, who would later become his wife! After a few social dances, they began to compete together professionally in the American smooth division.
They currently teach in Nashville at the prestigious Dance World, one of the top ballroom dance studios in the country. Their dance clientele range in age from 6 to 82 years old. Mark believes that his students deserve the best in order to reach their goals, and he strives to deliver the best instruction and experience possible! He is known as a positive and patient, yet thorough, instructor. Mark prepares his students for whatever their goals may be - competition, showcase, or simply the love of social dancing!
Robin Robinson is a man of many talents! He started teaching country dancing in 1991 and Swing dancing in 1996. He teaches dance classes at two colleges, Clackamas Community and Warner Pacific. He also teaches at two night clubs in the Portland area. Catch him for a dance and you'll have a blast!
Robin's teaching experience doesn't stop at dancing. He has deep experience with athletics as the Head Baseball Coach at Clackamas Community College for 25 years and full time instructor in Self Defence, Karate, Swing Dance and Conditioning. While teaching over 30 years of martial arts professionally, he is ranked in several martial arts styles, So don't step on his toes!
Robin has 2 grown children and 5 grandchildren, ranging from 12 to 2. Many days are spent in cahoots with some of them. Cars, trucks, excavators, even a few card games. Robin is single and available to dance with, please ask him.
Robin's great sense of humor is contagious, so be sure to take some of his classes. Stay focused as he might slip in a bit of humor for only the most attentive to catch. He is good and thorough, yet he is very patient and clear. Robin has been an instructor on all of our dance cruises and is a big part of the evening dance and social festivities. He would say "come join us, we can all laugh and learn together."
Eric & Jenica Zimmer
Eric and Jenica are professional educators, choreographers and performers, traveling and sharing their passion and respect for dance. Eric is a 27-year dance and fitness professional with a degree in Exercise Science and advanced certifications in Health and Fitness through the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as well as additional certification in the Stott Pilates method. Jenica, owner of Chez Jenique Boutique Salon & Spa, is a 23-year dance veteran, a NDDCB certified adjudicator and a US Open Swing Dance Championships Finalist specializing in West Coast Swing.
Their combined dance training includes International and American Style Ballroom, Ballet, Jazz, Modern, Argentine Tango, Latin, Rhythm, West Coast Swing, Nightclub, Hustle and Country Western dance. Their combined backgrounds give them a unique teaching perspective, collectively engaging social and competitive dancers in learning optimal technique, effective body awareness, movement quality (“ease” over “effort”) and, of course, cool new moves! Eric and Jenica are based in Portland, Oregon and are available for consultation and instruction.
Jen Miller began dancing in 1999, She entered an Instructor Training program at an independent dance studio, and began teaching soon after. In November of 1999, she partnered with Jorge Braga and began competing in February 2000 in the NDCA Professional American Rhythm Division. In March 2000, she opened a studio in Las Vegas with Jorge in an attempt to pass on the passion that they shared for dance
In May 2001, Jen moved to Oregon and began teaching full-time throughout the Northwest. She has competed on the Swing Circuit throughout the country and has placed in Classic, Showcase and in Jack & Jill Competitions. Her competition Highlights include Finalist Professional American Rhythm (Southwest Regionals 2000), 2nd in Classic Swing (Bridgetown Swing Boogie 2001), 2nd in Showcase Swing (Swingtime in the Rockies 2002), and 3rd Place in All-Stars Jack & Jill Swing (Capital Swing 2005). She has also taken students to a variety of Ballroom, Swing and Country events, where they have been very successful and had a lot of fun in Pro-Am Competitions.
Jen performs and teaches at various Events throughout the country, as time and family allow. She enjoys combining the variety of training that she has and her love of dancing to bring her students and audiences fun and enjoyment.