|Jennifer Bagwell |
Jennifer began dancing 24 years ago, and has been teaching and choreographing professionally for over 18 years. She grew up figure skating and trained as a gymnast. Jennifer majored in dance and Theatre Arts in college and completed her internship in Ballroom Dancing. Seven years ago with a California Dance Instructor Cerificate from Orange Coast College, Ms. Bagwell started her own performing arts company and dance school known as "Pacific Performing Arts" right here at Salsa Swing Connection. During those years she became a member of the Screen Actors Guild and has acted in many fim, video and television productions(MGM, Cannon, Orion Pictures Corp.,Time Life,Furia Oringer to name a few).She choreographs full length musicals for Orange County Childrens' Theatre. To add to her credits she teaches group and private lessons for adults as well in Jazz, Tap, Ballet, Modern, Swing, Ballroom and Latin. .
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| Susan Andre Rice |
Susan Andre' at an early age began dancing with her older brother Frank. They represented New York State in the (NY) World's Fair in the 60's, and performed in the Catskill Mountains for over 5 years. Susan has been teaching since age 11. In the 70’s, the Fred Astaire dance Studio Corporation swept up her talents as an instructor and quickly moved her up the ranks from Teacher to Coordinator of studio functions in several of their studios in New York, Florida and Nevada. She also became a “teacher of teachers” for numerous studios within the United States.
She was dance coach for “Passion Latina” dance company and “Salsa Swing Dancers” at Salsa Swing Connection dance studio. Susan is an expert in all American style ballroom (waltz, foxtrot, tango,) and Latin (salsa, swing, rumba, cha-cha, bolero, nightclub two-step, and hustle) dances.