Heather Dance Country Instructor

A native of Gales ferry, Connecticut, Heather Tamer Rowley has been teaching Jazzercise for a combined total of 11 years.  Heather was certified in 2001 and moved to Texas in 2008 where she continued to teach until 2011.  She then switched her focus to building and running two wedding venues in the Dallas Fort Worth […]


Dawn has loved movement her entire life. She grew up as a gymnast, and has a 200 hour Kripalu Yoga Teacher certification and a 2nd degree black belt in Taekwondo; both of which she taught for 20 years. Currently, Dawn is an Activity Director in Eldercare. She is a UCONN graduate and has an Associates […]


Charlotte Dance Country Yoga Instructor

Charlotte Kading, RYT-200, has been teaching yoga since 2019 and practicing yoga for 20 years. Her practice weaves strong alignment principles


Theresa Line Dance Instructor Dance Country

Theresa has always loved to dance, but could usually be found rocking out with students in her kindergarten classroom. After retiring in 2019, she took her first line dancing class and was hooked instantly. Dance Country quickly became her home away from home. She joined the teaching team in 2021.


Shiala Instructor Dance Country

Shiala is a native Floridian who has called Connecticut home since 1992, retiring in 2019 after 38 years as an elementary teacher and reading specialist. She is the youngest of four sisters who was raised in a home where albums were constantly spinning on her family’s hi-fi stereo system. Shiala relished being the first and […]


Leslie Instructor Dance Country

Leslie has been involved in dance her entire life. She joined Jazzercise and Line Dance in 2019. After retiring from a career in public education and clinical social work she is thrilled to be able to teach water aerobics and chair Pilates.


Amelia Line Dance Instructor Dance Country

Amelia is the newest addition to our line dance teaching team and our youngest at 17! She was hooked on line dancing after her very first lesson on the Ocean Beach Boardwalk. Since then, you can find her on the dance floor every chance she gets!! When not on the dance floor she can be […]


Sabrina Instructor Dance Country

Sabrina graduated from University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) with her Masters in Speech Pathology before moving to CT in 2002. Once in CT, she began work in the Birth to Three System as an early intervention SLP and continues in the field today. She has loved dance for as long as she can remember, with […]


Margaret Line Dance Instructor Dance Country

After retiring from a career in teaching, Margaret began line dancing with Dance Country in 2017. She enjoyed dancing so much that she became an instructor in 2018, teaching at various senior centers and at Dance Country. In early 2018, Margaret began taking partner classes with Donna. They had so much fun, they began teaching […]


Mellisa Line Dance Instructor Dance Country

Mellisa is a proud Mom of two and was a Navy wife for almost 25 years. Her love of fitness and instruction started over 30 years ago when she began teaching Dance Aerobics in Groton, CT. Relocating while a Navy spouse afforded her opportunities to teach various types of fitness classes from Step Aerobics to […]