Kristin in pencil by Terry Pratt

Kristin has studied with some of the finest west coast swing dance champions in the country.  She frequently travels to dance and compete at certified National Association of Swing Dance Events (NASDE), where she has won many awards including 1st place in the Advanced ‘Jack & Jill’ (lead and follow) competition at World’s in Nashville, January 2007.

In Charlottesville, Kristin’s classes routinely draw large groups, as she has a reputation for combining clear, easy-to-follow instructions with humor and emphatic encouragement.  She served 3 years as a Board Member of the Charlottesville Swing Dance Society, and is often invited to deejay west coast swing dances in Charlottesville.

Kristin has a Masters in Teaching from the University of Virginia; by day she is the Education & Outreach Coordinator for the Blue Ridge Poison Center.

Kristin took her first swing dance lesson when she turned 30.  It’s never too late!