Tuesdays: Jay Larson

Jay Larson is a United States Professional 9 Dance Champion and a 3 time North American 9 Dance Champion. He is also a teacher, coach, judge and emcee in the world of social and competition ballroom dancing. He has also been an owner of dance studios and was a founding member and performer in the 12 year run of the Beyond Ballroom Dance Company. But these days he mainly is happy to introduce people to ballroom dance and help them to learn and enjoy all the ways it can enrich our lives. Jay was born and raised in Minnesota and is excited to be teaching at the U of M!

Thursdays: Kate Bratt

Kate Bratt has been teaching ballroom dancing for longer than most of you have been alive, and is grateful for the opportunity to say that in what is likely her tenth year teaching at UMNBDC. She also owns Dancers Studio in Saint Paul where she teaches (and offers a college discount) and has a long and boring list of accomplishments in the amateur, pro-am, and professional ranks.