Stephanie Lynn Shapiro

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Steph with Tony FStephanie began ballet classes at the age of five in her hometown of Parkridge, Illinois. In high school she traded in her ballet slippers for Drill Team/Flag Corp dancing shoes. She than moved to Israel and lived there from 1983-1987 & 1988-1990, here she joined a traveling folk dance company (1983-84). Stephanie moved to NYC to study acting at American Academy of Dramatic Arts, January of 1993. In April of 2000 Stephanie began studying Swing and Salsa dancing and later added Ballroom to to her studies.

Her specialties include teaching Social Ballroom, Swing, Salsa and Hustle Dances. She enjoys teaching a combination of skills ranging from partner connection to movement, musicality, and floor craft. In her classes she enjoys watching her students grow as they gain confidence and learn how to connect to the music and their partners. Her patience and easy going manner inspires confidence amongst her students..

Currently hold medals for lead and/or follow in the following dances:

  • Honors in Bronze Medal Exams: International Viennese Waltz (05/1/2010).
  • Honors in Silver Medal Exams: Rhumba (05/1/2010).
  • Honors in Silver Medal Exams: International Viennese Waltz (05/1/2010).
  • Honors in Bronze Medal Exams: LAM Viennese Waltz & International Foxtrot (12/19/2009).
  • Honors in Bronze Medal Exams: Viennese Waltz & International Foxtrot (12/19/2009).
  • Honors in Silver Medal Exams: LAM Viennese Waltz & International Foxtrot (12/19/2009).
  • Honors in Silver Medal Exams: Viennese Waltz & International Foxtrot (12/19/2009).
  • Honors in Bronze Medal Exams: LAM Waltz, Quickstep, Bolero, Mambo and Swing. (4/25/2009). Note: Completed Rhythm LAM Exams
  • Honors in Bronze Medal Exams: Waltz, Quickstep, Bolero, Mambo, & Swing. (4/25/2009). Note: Completed Rhythm Exams
  • Honors in Bronze Medal Exams: LAM Rumba, & Cha Cha (12/6/2008).
  • Honors in Bronze Medal Exams: Rumba, & Cha Cha (12/6/2008).
  • Honors in Bronze Medal Exams: Waltz, Quickstep, & Rhythm (4/5/2008).
  • Honors in Silver Medal Exams: Waltz, Quickstep, & American Tango (4/5/2008).

My first love and what I am going to dedicate the rest of my life to is dancing… teaching others how to move and enjoy themselves on the dance floor… Dancing keeps you young and happy, what better life goal could one have?!

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