Kathleen began teaching ballroom dance at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Tacoma, WA in 1988, at the age of 17. During her 13 year tenure with the Fred Astaire Dance Studios organization, Kathleen won numerous awards as a Top Teacher, Professional and Pro/Am Competitor and Top Studio Manager, including National Manager of the Year. (2 Years) Kathleen purchased the Fred Astaire Dance Studio franchise in Toledo, OH in 1996 and successfully operated it until 2001 when she left the franchised structure to pursue different methods for sharing her craft as an independent teacher.
In 2004, Kathleen moved to McKinney, TX and began building her clientele base with hopes of opening a studio and planting permanent roots. With the support and encouragement of her students, in 2005, Kathleen opened The Art of Dance with the goal of making dance lessons fun and affordable for all ages. In 2005, Kathleen also created the Marriage Enrichment Through Dance program which has become a very popular course for couples only and is taught both in-studio and at churches and organizations around the area.
The Art of Dance has provided high quality, professional instruction in Ballroom, Latin, Social and Country & Western dancing in the McKinney area since 2005. Whether you are preparing for a wedding or special event, want to learn how to “hold-your-own” in social situations, or want to grow your marriage through our Marriage Enrichment Through Dance program, The Art of Dance can help you reach your goals.