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by Linda Springstead

Meet Our Dance Instructors

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It’s not just what you do. It’s about how you do it, the environment you do it in and the energy behind the action.
– Linda Springstead

Our Dance Instructors

Linda Springstead

DanceWell’s owner/director Linda Springstead has played a key role in the development of partner dancing as a sport, art form and healthful activity here in the Portland area for twenty-five years. More…

Linda Springstead
Rick Davis

Rick Davis

With over 10 years of dance training, Rick started teaching in May of 2010 at Tatyana’s Ballroom, and students frequently note that he is a clear communicator able to use a variety of creative teaching methods to help student to enjoy learning. More…

Patti Drewry

Patti joined the DanceWell Teacher Training program in 2010 and has been steadily training in all American style dances. She has completed Cha Cha, Rumba, Viennese Waltz, Tango, Night Club Two Step, Salsa, Bolero and East Coast Swing at the bronze level and is currently enrolled in Waltz and Foxtrot. More…

Patti Drewry
Gary DeLeon

Gary DeLeon

A longtime social dancer, Gary has been trained to teach under the DVIDA program for Bronze level Smooth & Rhythm. He has competed in the Seattle Star Ball, Columbia Star Ball, and local USA Dance events at the Bronze and Silver levels. More…

Lisa Boucher

Lisa began dancing as a child standing on her father’s feet. Social dancing was a regular activity in her large, musical family. She studied ballet, jazz and tap through her teens and continued dancing as an adult in jazz/lyrical styles. More…

Lisa Boucher
Tim Bauer

Tim Bauer

Tim first started dancing at Oregon State University back in 2008 in social dance classes. Tim quickly developed interest in various country dances, ballroom, and swing. He eventually got into competition and also performed on several dance teams while there. More…