National & Global Title Holder
Top 3 in North America Internationally
Top ranking Coach & Competitor
Coaching All Styles & Levels
with over 16 years of active coaching experience Couples, Singles, Pro/Am
Competition, Pro's, Am's,
Emphasis on Quality & Ease
Has coached many of the
top professionals in the area (206)
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"A very vibrant
dance & an
"You can tell Natasha would love nothing more than
share her passion with you!"
"Natasha is patient,
thought you had
[Latin or Swing]
you haven't seen anything yet!
Me vs Me
Natasha is known across the US & beyond as a top ranking vibrant
& passionate competitor/performer and an impactful coach. Partnering a vast
background in music, science, multiple dance styles, stage and tv; charisma & electricity exude in
every performance. Competing she gained a National Title, reached Top 3 in North America
and won the "Global Men's Championship" for her student. Natasha
has a passion for dance & helping others! She believes that dance can be
therapeutic on many levels. She has a special interest in learning challenges.
Daughter of a nationally awarded school teacher, now nationally awarded principal, Natasha has
learned that a good instructor has many different approaches to teaching...at
the drop of a hat!
Whether you are learning for Social Dancing, Performing or Dancesport, you can expect to grow in confidence, respect, physical fitness &
strength, social skills, feeling of acceptance & belonging, as well as more
positive outlook on life, stress reduction and a natural aid to depression. With
experience coaching other sports joined with experience in personalized teaching,
Natasha can take you on a journey that you could never have imagined! You will
find a lifetime of payback for your investment in your learning. Donít miss out
on all the fun!
Moments that make Natasha continue teaching...
- A bride holding back tears after crash course 2 lessons
with her groom, who had never danced in his life,
watching a video of him
actually dancing with her! And very well!
- Watching a student's confidence grow and carry over into their life &
- A student realizing that they really can do this and that there's many
different dances, looks, and directions to take your dancing. Especially guys
who had the wrong impression of what dancing was. Especially guys that didn't
realize they could take it
very simply with the focus on leading the partner
around vs 'stepping' and it not only making him look good & not feel goofy
'dorky' but actually looking better than would ever imagine!
My journey with PCOS (Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome)
After having been 'sporty' & active my entire life and always fit due to it
(that and a positive attitude & great people around me), all of a sudden I began
gaining weight and feeling sick often. At first I thought it was due to having raised my exercise level
so high from Dancesport competition and/or spending less time practicing for
shows & competition and more time traveling, sitting on a plane, to studios as a
visiting coach. But then, before I knew it, I had gained 60lbs! I hadn't really
changed any eating habits, consider myself a healthy eater, and fast food places
turned me off. I was also feeling nauseas all the time--like I had morning sickness
24/7! My energy was down, sometimes feeling non-existent, and it was a fight for me to make it through a day. This
was a new feeling for me. I've always had such a high energy level that people
would often assume I was on something! Energy drinks couldn't touch me! I would make dates to take my
students out dancing then time after time have to bough out due to symptoms flaring
up. Full of frustration and feeling physically & emotionally drained, I was
getting to my wit's end. We were building Studio 6 while Wes was finishing his
time in the Navy on graveyard shift & I was hitting the bulk of my symptoms...so
that meant when he wasn't here trying to work on it in an exhausted state
himself, & on
the wrong time schedule, I was the one person holding down the fort & trying to
wear multiple hats at once while getting only a few hours of sleep and feeling
nauseous and exhausted. I most frustrated not having the energy I felt
my students deserved from me.
Help: I thank my lucky stars for having such wonderful family. My mother
referred me to a Naturopath (Dr Barkshire), who along with my G. doctor,
diagnosed me and helped me at least exist again! After going through a deep
'master cleanse,' a natural supplement, and
watching how many hours I sleep, I am worlds better! Still not out of the woods, I
several symptoms (not sure how I accomplished what I did before!) but now I can at least
survive most of my days! I have also begun to see an Acupuncturist/Chinese
Herbalist (Lisa Taylor-Swanson). A wonderful "coffee shop," called Caffe Dei,
moved in across the street from the ballroom serving very healthy food including
raw food dishes and I look forward to trying and learning from them. PCOS with
possible Endometriosis is frustrating!
I share this because
I know there's a lot of you very frustrated out there like myself who may or may
not know (very challenging to diagnose). I've read many blogs
containing lots of cries for help. I know I'm very lucky to get as far as I have
so far and that I have such wonderful support around me.
Update: I am very excited to have found Katie Humphreys and her support network!
I look forward to learning more from her. Feeling some hope instead of
discouragement after just an introduction is HUGE! Very excited to have
communicated directly as well.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like
more details and/or contacts. I would love to listen & share in hopes of
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Beyond Intros "I reserve the right to refuse service"
"The Beginner Special"
2 for 1
Introducing you to the world of
Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing.
You will be introduced to your
basic beginning dances--
Foxtrot, Waltz, Swing, Rumba, Salsa
1 time only / up
to 2 people
Price normally $90/hour. Full payment of $80
to be made prior to appointment time and is
non-refundable after 1st lesson is taken.
"New Student Introduction Special" 1
Hour Private + Half Hour Consultation Designed for: -You are not new to partner dance but are new to my
This allows me to...conduct an evaluation of your dancing, find
the best teaching method for your style of learning, and explore
my interest in taking you on as one of my students.
It allows you to see a whole new world of instruction!
-you are new to learning but your interest lies only in 1 dance
1 time only /
up to 2 people
Lesson payments are to be made
before scheduled appointment.
Lessons are suggested to be
scheduled no longer than a week apart for better learning and retention (and in
the interest of getting the most for the money you spend!). "The Beginner"
package is $80 regardless if you choose to take one or both of the lessons
offered in the package. "First-Timer's Pack"
& "Making a Commitment to Yourself" must be used within the same number of weeks
as lessons in the package. It is up to the instructor's discretion to
recalculate the rate to the drop-in or 5-pack rate should you not complete the
package in the timeframe due to health, injury,...
Payments can be made in person by
check or cash or online from our web site using your credit or debit card for a small
Just as any other professional
service...If an appointment is canceled within 24 hours of your appointment
time, you are still responsible for the instructor's time for which they were
unable to fill with another client; you will be billed for the full session
"Training for Professionals" $100
Privates / $200 Workshops Teacher
training or Professional competition coaching
to yourself & your coach required. "I reserve the right to refuse service"
Eye Coaching" $90
Privates / $150 Workshops
I also enjoy coaching the
Pro/Am or Student/Teacher couple.
This can be very helpful to both the instructor and their student
as...a helpful third eye, a fresh perspective, an outside judge with
a fresh eye, an outside opinion to encourage your student to their
potential, free coaching ideas & lesson plan for the pro,
Please contact for more info
On the Road
Coaching costs plus travel expenses.
Please contact for more details
Unless otherwise noted, a session
is 10 minutes shy of an hour to allow for
last minute questions and transition time for coach to change gears to your
lesson. "I reserve the right to refuse service"