Instruction and Calling


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“The students and I learn so much from Deborah! Her instruction engages the students with movement and creative activities.Then Deborah expertly connects all that movement directly to the standards. She is a great resource for any arts program!”

Imagine... Igniting a passion for learning through experiencing dances from various cultures and time periods! I bring the world to your classroom, where the dancing is so much fun that learning core curriculum becomes effortless.

Dance with connections to:

 History~ Social Studies ~ Music ~ Math ~ Language Arts ~ Foreign Languages ~ Humanities ~ Drama 

More than 16,000 students and teachers have discovered their inner joy through dance with me 

Served for more than 20 years as a Teaching Artist on the Kentucky Arts Council’s Arts Education Roster, teaching in a number of different states

Now also on the VSA-KY artist roster 

Conducted workshops and residencies for Pre-K thru 12 and for homeschool groups 

Provided professional development for teachers

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Classes and WorkshopsDeborah teaches waltz

I offer classes and workshops lasting from 30 minutes to several days, covering a variety of subjects related to dance. Specializing in historic, folk dance and social dance from many different periods and cultures, I work with everyone from pre-schoolers to seniors offering private, couple and group instruction. Some of my classes and workshops include Wedding Dance Preparation, Family/Intergenerational Dance, Team Building, Play-Party Games, Irish Set Dancing, dancing with Special Populations and dancing for Healing. Workshops are popular with camps, scouts, spiritual retreats, library programs, senior citizen groups, parties, youth and homeschool groups. Read more

Dance Calling

Contra  ~  Family/Intergenerational  ~  English Country  ~  Appalachian  ~   Irish Sets  ~ Barn Dancing

“I love your calling! You’re always so clear and choose dances with a difference. I wish you called here every week.”

The traditional dances I call use movements that have been passed down through generations. Most are based on walking and are easy enough for a person of any age to learn. For more experienced dancers, I select dances with challenge to keep the mind as active as the body.

My calling is perfect for a variety of dances, dance weekends, dance camps, conferences, retreats, weddings, celebrations and youth groups. Read more


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