Meet Dance Coach, Tricia
Interview with Dance Coach, Tricia
Tell us about yourself.
I am a married mother with 2 boys. In college, I studied Human Services with an emphasis on mental health. I believe it has been put to good use in the “dance business”
What made you start dancing?
I used to take my record player out to the garage and make up routines to teach my friends when I was a kid.
What style of dance do you do?
I am a former competitive American Rhythm dancer, certified Divida Instructor and well versed in all social dances.
Do you do any other type of dance other than Ballroom?
I prefer dancing with a partner.
What is the hardest part about dancing?
The repetition, it’s the only way to truly develop your skills.
What is your favorite type of dance?
I love dancing Cha Cha and Rumba. But for drama and performance I love Bolero and Viennese Waltz.
How would you describe your dance style?
Fun & Sexy
How would you describe your teaching style?
I believe everyone can learn to dance, so I try to approach everyone at their level and then push them to where they want to go.
What benefits has dancing given you?
I started competing as a professional dancer at the age of 31 (when most dancers retire) it forced me to dig deep and push myself to places I didn’t think I could go. I am so proud of what I have accomplished it motivates me to do that for others.
What is your most memorable moment? (While teaching or just in general, you can choose)
I was doing a performance and literally felt the room silence. It was an out of body experience and could not believe how powerful dance could be.
What have you accomplished?
I have danced in a couple movies, competed across the country and have trained many instructors in the area, as well as many fabulous students.
Any future goals/plans?
I am currently becoming a certified Life Coach to help enhance my dance coaching practice.
What is it that drives you?
I love dancing, that will never change.
What is important to you?
My family, friends and making a difference in people’s lives.
What other interest do you have other than dancing? (Hobbies, interests)
I am a TV junkie and movies.
If money didn’t matter, what would you be doing?
What is your favorite:
Movie? While You Were Sleeping
Band/Group/Music Artist? Love dancing to Christina Aguilar
Do you watch any sports? If so which ones and whose your favorite team(s)? Angels baseball
What are your favorite pizza toppings? Cheese
What is your favorite thing about yourself?
I don’t take myself to seriously.
Why are you sooo Coool??
I get to be around new and interesting people everyday.
Anything you want to add?
I love working with Bella Ballroom!