Donna is familiar face at Jersey Dance, working in the roles of instructor, studio manager and event coordinator. She passionately teaches Ballroom and Latin dancing to beginner and intermediate students. Donna’s strength lies in her easygoing manner, which relaxes students, allowing them to quickly learn to move freely and confidently. Donna is a stand out wedding choreographer and loves working with couples, as well as mothers and fathers of brides and grooms, to make their day extra special. Donna will teach you to dance and brighten your day at the same time.
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Other instructors that teach with Jersey Dance include Jennifer Vestal, Brandon Rasmussen, Nanette Sulik, Gerry Morris, Carol Feldman, Pete Burdack and Ekaterine Lezhava.
Janie and Michael
Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Argentine Tango Instructors
American and International Styles
Janie and Michael have been dance partners since 2009. and have experienced a series of competition successes in International Standard and Argentine Tango. They were selected by audition to appear as dancers in the film “The Silver Linings Playbook”.
Prior to their partnership, each trained extensively with master coaches. Janie, who had already studied ballet for many years, competed during the 10 years preceding the partnership in both latin and standard. Michael, meanwhile, was teaching ballroom and Argentine tango in Pennsylvania. Michael is also a serious student of Flamenco, and can be seen performing on occasion at venues within New Jersey. Both Michael and Janie are amateur musicians, and Michael is a fine artist. Their understanding of music and visual arts contributes to their artistry as dancers.
Michael and Janie teach most modern partner dances, including the latin and smooth dances (American and International styles). Their goal is to express, and to help others experience, the many moods, emotions, and sensations of music. They hope to show by example that dance can be for everyone, at every stage of life.
Instructor / Studio Manager / Events Coordinator
Lead Instructor - All styles
Skip has been teaching New Jersey to Dance over 30 years. He’s been a member of the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing for more than three decades in both the Latin and Ballroom branches. Skip has taught literally thousands of students from beginner level to professional. During his career, Skip performed in many different venues including the Catskills and Poconos, Dance clubs in Manhattan, Madison Square Garden, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Count Basie Theatre and the colleges and universities of Rutgers, Kean, Fairleigh Dickinson, Monmouth and Brookdale. He also competed in Professional International Latin and Theatre Arts categories, placing 3rd in the New England State Championships and 2nd in the Mid Atlantic Championships. He had the privilege to train under Fran Rogers, Louis Rodrick, Major Hancock, Eugene “Luigi” Faccuito, Francois Szony and John Ruddis. Skip is very passionate about dance and loves to share his experience and excitement with students of all levels.