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kit mcginnis

Kit came to Elegant Dancing with a lifetime of ballet and performance experience.  She also spent many years teaching ballroom at another studio.  She always stayed one step ahead of other teachers by taking regular coaching, and participating in DVIDA’s professional dance camps in Las Vegas.  Shortly after coming to Elegant Dancing, Kit prepared for her professional teacher's certification with the U.S.I.S.T.D.  She passed her exam with honors and is certified with USISTD in American Style.

Here some other items you should know about Kit:

  • Kit is extremely patient and meticulous.

  • She enjoys working with new students, wedding couples as well as more experienced students.

  • She especially enjoys teaching the Level 3 classes, where students really start getting into technique feel the joy of dancing.  Kit is gifted at teaching technique “non-technically”.

  • Kit enjoys preparing students for Medal Tests.

  • Her favorite dances are Quickstep and Argentine Tango

  • She attended Dance Vision Dance Camp, taking classes with pros Toni Redpath & Michael Mead; Alain Doucette & Anik Jolicouer; Jim & Jennell Maranto; Decho Braev and Bree Watson; Kasia Kozak to name a few;

  • As a former equestrian, Kit rode competitively in One-Day Horse Trials competing in dressage, cross country jumping and stadium jumping;

  • Kit has a strong foundation in classical ballet, having passed her entrance exam for The Royal Academy of Dance

  • Kit danced with Philadelphia Civic Ballet and Penn City Dancers.

  • She has performed as a dancer/actor/production in numerous stage productions.