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Meet the Instructors at Elegance Ballroom & Event Center

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Fred

Fred Behmardi

Fred Behmardi is the owner and instructor of Elegance Ballroom. He started as that person who knew nothing about dance and today has been in the business 40 plus years. Throughout his career in dance, he has always stayed true to this one fact; people want to learn to dance to be social, fight off ailments such as arthritis, be confident in dance situations and to have fun while doing it.

Fred has competed regionally as well as nationally sometimes doing as many as 300 dances in a day. His stamina and charm are an integral part in making his students happy in their choice to learn to dance.

Michael

Michael

Michael has been in the dance industry for 34 years. He began his career with the Fred Astaire organization. He has certification in American Style Bronze, Silver, and Gold as well as International Style Bronze and Silver. He is board certified with NDCA and ISTD.

Michael has competed regionally and nationally competed for over 25 years. He has had knowledge in choreography for special occasions such as Showcases, Weddings, and Quinceaneras. “My biggest enjoyment of all is teaching couples! It’s so much fun seeing two people evolve on the dance floor together”.

Libby

Libby Sharp

Libby Sharp is receptionist, coordinator of events, dancer and all-around “let’s get it done girl”. Libby never took lessons for any sort of dancing. She was invited to a Dance Party and has been dancing ever since. She started her lessons over 5 years ago quickly collecting many awards and trophies in her competitions. She has joint problems and the dancing has helped alleviate the pain, plus the social part of a Ballroom is just good for the soul.

Hans

Hans

Meet Hans, an energetic dance instructor who has been teaching private and group lessons for 11 years. He loves to teach students of all dance levels and ages. His gentle instruction and patience make him the perfect instructor for any beginner, while his knowledge can lead an experienced dancer to the next level. #EleganceBallroomPlano

Beck

Beck

Beck is from Lexington, Kentucky but got to Texas as fast as she could! Her dance career started in ballet and contemporary dance. She started her ballroom career in college while studying for her geology degree. Her dance students love her style of teaching and is fantastic at putting the first time dancer at ease as well as challenging the more experienced dancer. Beck beautifully floats around the ballroom with ease. As a fun side note, her taste in food ranges from Reese’s Puffs for breakfast and fried pickles at night. #EleganceBallroomPlano

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