Meet Our Staff

 

About Bill Krumenauer

photo_BillK Bill started his dancing career working for a nationally franchised studio and had been a NDCA certified dance teacher for the past 27 years. He has twice been awarded a national Top Teacher Gold Level Award, for his teaching style. Bill and his professional partner spent seven years on the competition dance floor. An ankle injury forced Bill to leave the competitive world behind. He now specializes in teaching social style dancing and the art of the lead and follow. Bill believes very strongly that dancing should be fun and available to all who desire to try. He strives to make each student he works with feel confident in their abilities and grow to their full potential. His humorous style puts his students quickly at ease. Bill Krumenauer is a native Wisconsinite who was born and raised in Eau Claire. Seventeen years ago, he and his wife, Rachel, moved to “historic downtown Cedarburg.” They have two children. Katie is 15 and Ryan is 8. Private Lesson rate: $70 per 50 minutes. Email Bill or call (262)375-8520 Visit Bill on his website for all the lastest: www.dancingkrum.com
“Dance like no one is watching and have fun.”
-Bill Krumenauer
About Kelly Robbins   photo_KellyKelly is a professional Ballroom dance trainer, competitor, and performer. She specializes in American-style Smooth and Rhythm. She has earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in music education. Kelly has certification in bronze, silver and gold levels of Ballroom and Latin dance, entitling her to an Associate position in the Ballroom dance community. Kelly and her professional partner won many local, regional and Midwest titles. They were National finalists at such prestigious competitions as Miami, Las Vegas, and Ohio. While competing in many styles such as American Rhythm, International Standard, and Cabaret divisions, American Smooth has always been her favorite. Upon retiring from the competition circle Kelly continued to be seen as a featured performer with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra as well as Guy Lombardo’s Royal Canadians, the Pabst Theatre and as WOKY’s Ballroom and Latin representative. Kelly’s teaching abilities have earned her an award as Top Female Teacher at the national level. One of Kelly’s most rewarding teaching experiences was sharing her abilities with the Blind and Visually Impaired at the Badger Association. Kelly has a talent for being able to work with people of all ages and at all different levels of dance. She is happy to customize her teaching to suit your needs whether it is a special event, a social dance, a competition, or a wedding.   Private Lesson rate: $70 per 50 minutes E-Mail:
“If music is the food of the soul, then dancing lets the soul take flight.”
-Kelly Robbins
 

Timothy Place   

Having been exposed to ballroom dance as a teenager, Tim re-awakened to it at age 50, taking classes with Bob and Penny Urbon, then privately with Marcia Barrett, Dale Pizzitola, Matt Rivers, and with Una Lisa Cichacki for the past 16 years. He has mastered the American Smooth (Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Viennese Waltz) and American Rhythm (Cha Cha, Rumba, Swing, Bolero, Mambo) styles, successfully competing in all at the silver level, and gold Smooth at the 2009 Ohio Star Ball in Columbus Ohio. Most recently, with his partner and coach Una Lisa, he placed first in all five American Rhythm dances at the 2015 Wisconsin State Dancesport Competition. He has been coached by Tony Meredith, David Hamilton, Dan Messenger, John Abrams, Matthew Cusack and Mazen Hamsa, all top names in ballroom dance. Tim has also completed 8 years of training in Argentine Tango with Fred and Yermen Romero as well as attending many clinics in that dance. He is one of a very few who are proficient in both Ballroom and Argentine Tango. He has a strong working knowledge of many club dances such as Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Hustle and Night Club 2-step.

Tim’s teaching includes healthy doses of technique as well as dance patterns, including proper footwork, hip movement, upper body movement and arm styling, with patterns from the accepted American syllabi. He works at developing strong dance frame, posture and effective partnering for couples. He is comfortable working with males and females, and has a firm understanding of both lead and follow roles. He also choreographs for and coaches wedding couples.

Tim’s students say the lessons are detailed yet light hearted and lots of fun, with pleasant social interaction and lots of positive reinforcement as students learn. They feel that he genuinely cares about them and their progress and works hard and patiently with each student to help them achieve the great results they seek. He has been successfully sharing his dance knowledge with students since 2012.

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