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Dancer Spotlight – Liz

Feature Photo: Liz and Kristin dancing at the vintage street car party with Gaucho (band) in Jane Warner Plaza, Castro, SF in September 2016. Photo credit: Rik Panganiban

This is part of the Dancer Spotlight series to show how someone got into dancing and how dancing fits into someone’s day. Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Liz”

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Dancer Spotlight – Richard

This is part of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how someone got into dancing.

Richard is a dance historian who teaches Social Dance at Stanford and at workshops around the world. When young, Richard did not dance and pursued a career in engineering. He even held eight patents. Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Richard”

Dancer Spotlight – Kristin

This is part of the Dancer Spotlight series to show how someone got into dancing and how dancing fits into someone’s day.

I first met Kristin at Fish and Farm Fridays, where her lovely smile and welcoming attitude caught my attention. Growing up, Kristin loved vintage fashion: “I used to raid my Nana’s closet and take her dresses from the 50 & 60s. I loved my grandfather’s big band music.” Yet Kristin described herself as painfully shy. “I’d never want to dance, never mind if people were watching me!” Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Kristin”

Dancer Spotlight – Phil

This is part of the Dancer Spotlight series to show how someone got into dancing and how dancing fits into someone’s day.

Phil is a retired engineer and lifelong dancer. I met Phil at Palo Alto Contra, where he was very friendly and welcoming. Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Phil”

Dancer Spotlight – Stephanie

This is part of the Dancer Spotlight series to show how someone got into dance and how dancing fits into his/her day.

Stephanie is the owner of Ballroom Connection and has been dancing all her life.

Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Stephanie”

Dancer Spotlight – Rebecca

This is part of the Dancer Spotlight series to show how someone got into dance and how dancing fits into his/her day.

Rebecca is a Computer Science student at Stanford. During her freshmen year, upperclassmen from her math community convinced her to take Social Dance 1 together. Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Rebecca”

Dancer Spotlight – Bob

This is the seventh of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how dancing fits into someone’s day.

Bob is a software developer and dancer for life. He’s often affectionately called “Bandana Bob” because of the signature bandana he wears on his head when dancing. Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Bob”

Dancer Spotlight – Bill

This is the sixth of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how dancing fits into someone’s day.

Bill is an energy researcher and amateur photographer. He can often be found taking pictures on a hike or for a wedding on weekends. Bill’s first forray into dancing was Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Bill”

Dancer Spotlight – Lewis

This is the fifth of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how dancing fits into someone’s day.

Lewis is an engineer at an aerospace company. He describes himself as a “Nerdy Asian kid with 2 left feet”  Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Lewis”

Dancer Spotlight – Michael

This is the fourth of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how dancing fits into someone’s day.

Michael is a gradudating MBA student at Stanford. Dancing has been part of his culture growing up in Nigeria. Michael decided to learn to dance in college Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Michael”

Dancer Spotlight – Kaixi

This is the third of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how dancing fits into someone’s day.

Kaixi is a graduate student studying Computational and Mathematical Engineering at Stanford. She first started with square dancing when studying in France Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Kaixi”

Dancer Spotlight – Alina

This is the second of a series of Dancer Spotlights to show how dancing fits into someone’s day.

Alina is a senior at Stanford. She heard about Social Dance all the time while at Stanford, and finally decided to give it a go Continue reading “Dancer Spotlight – Alina”

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