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Mike Weaver Ballroom Dance

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Name:Mike Weaver Ballroom Dance
Location:Urbana-Champaign, Illinois, United States of America




Mike Weaver has been a professional ballroom dance instructor since 1991, receiving his training from Fred Astaire dance studios in Ohio. He has worked with beginning, intermediate, and advanced students, and has trained professional dancers in both dance and teaching techniques.

Mike has received certification from the Fred Astaire organization and became an Associate Board Member of Fred Astaire North America. Mike has also competed professionally since the early 90s and received numerous regional awards for both dance and instruction.

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Dance Employment


August 2003 - present Independent Instructor, Regent Ballroom, Savoy, Illinois
January 2001 - July 2003 Mike Weaver Dance Studio, Orlando, Florida
September - December 2000 Dancin' III Studio, Altamonte Springs, Florida
July 1997 - August 2000 Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Lancaster, Ohio
July 1997 - August 1999 Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Cincinnati, Ohio
September 1993 - June 1997 Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Dayton, Ohio
April 1991 - August 1993 Fred Astaire Dance Studio, Mansfield, Ohio

Teaching Credentials


May, 2000 Fred Astaire Ohio Regional Dance Board Member
May, 2000 Fred Astaire National Dance Board Associate Member
April, 2000 Dance Director Test
April, 2000 Associate Board Member Test
April, 2000 Bronze Revisions Test
October, 1996 Intermediate Silver Test
February, 1992 Final Bronze Test

Trained in Bronze, Silver, & Gold American Style

Trained in International Style Bronze Standard & Latin

Trained to teach both amateurs and professionals

Teaching/Sales Awards


1997-2000Ranked Top Five in Lessons Taught most quarters
1999Top Overall Private Lessons Taught For The Year
2nd Qtr, 1999 Top Male Advanced Private Lessons Taught
Sept 1999 Top Teacher Most Entries Ohio Regional Competition
Nov 1998 Top Teacher Most Entries Ohio Regional Competition
Sep 1997 Top Teacher Proficiency Ohio Regional Competition
Mar 1997 Top Teacher Proficiency Ohio Regional Competition
1st Qtr, 1996 Top Male Specialist Sales
3rd Qtr, 1994 Top Male Specialist Sales

Championships


September 1997 Ohio Regional American Open Smooth Champion
March 1997 Ohio Regional American Open Smooth Champion
March 2000 Ohio Regional American Rising Star Smooth Champion
March 1997 Ohio Regional American Rising Star Smooth Champion
March 1999 Ohio Regional Int'l Standard Bronze & Silver
Closed Champion
September, 1997 Ohio Regional Int'l Standard Bronze & Silver
Closed Champion
March 1997 Ohio Regional Int'l Standard Bronze & Silver
Closed Champion
November 1998 Ohio Regional American Smooth Bronze& Silver
Closed Champion
Various 2nd,3rd,& Finalist Placements at Nat'l, Zone, & Regional Competitions

Education

May 2009 A.A. Occupational Therapy Assistant,
Parkland Community College,
Champaign, Illinois
May 1990 B.A. Russian Language,
Political Science, History
Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
January 1985-June 1986
Undergraduate work in
Computer Science, Psychology
Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio

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american style, ballroom dance, ballroom dancing, beginners, beginning lessons, bolero, certification, certified, chacha, champaign, compete, competition, dance studio, danville, east coast swing, exercise, fitness, foxtrot, illinois, instruction, international style, mahomet, mambo, mattoon, merengue, paso doble, professionals, quickstep, rantoul, rumba, samba, savoy, tango, teacher, teaching, tuscola, urbana, viennese waltz, waltz, west coast swing
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