We love to dance and we hope to share our passion with other students. Through our teaching we hope to help others learn various dances, and give them the confidence and personal achievement. We have studied Standard Ballroom (Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, and Tango), Latin American Dance (Cha Cha, Rumba, and Jive), as well as International styles. We also do recreational dances such as the Polka, East Coast Swing, Two-Step, Six-Step, and constantly add new moves and steps to our repertoire. We want individuals to be able to enjoy dancing at their chosen venues. In addition to advertised lessons, we are available for any select groups that would want lessons together, or for groups preparing for weddings.
Dave Thomas: I have lived in Prince George all my life. I retired from the PG Fire Department in 2001, and am also a certified baker. Early in my life I had a keen interest in dancing and took many years of lessons to become proficient in several dance styles–International and North American Social Dancing, as well as country dancing. I have worked with the Cunard Cruise Ship Lines for almost 4 years as a Dance Host, and have travelled several locations–Mediterranean, Germany, England, and New York. My role as a Dance Host was to assist with dance lessons and to dance with single ladies on the cruise lines. In total, my dance background spans more than 25 years. I am interested in helping others to learn and feel confident in various dance styles. My dance partner, Wendy, and I can be found dancing at Dance North and Legion on any given weekend.
Wendy Schmidt: I grew up in Burnaby and moved to Prince George in 1982. I am currently working full-time as a Human Resource Manager. I teach dance and am refining my professional photography skills in my free time. I have been planning for retirement by starting up my own business, WLS-CDI (HR Consulting, Dance and Images). I first learned ballroom dancing when I was approximately 15 years old. In the past 10 years I have increased my expertise with all types of International and Standard (American) dance styles, and am confident at the beginner and intermediate levels. Dance is a passion for me. I frequently travel to Australia to visit family and have visited the dance scene while there (Synchronized Dancing and Lindy Hop). I want to assist individuals in learning dance and helping them feel confident in their knowledge and technique–without compromising just being able to have a lot of fun. Dave and I have been partners in dance for 10 years.