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Una (aka Lee) started her career at Arthur Murray Studios in Minneapolis, MN while attending college.  She enjoyed the experience so much she pursued a career in Ballroom Dancing – everything from being a special events coordinator and teacher to being a Manager at one of the top studios in the United States.  She transferred to the Washington, DC area and joined the Alexandria, VA Arthur Murray Studio, helping to make it the number one studio in the Arthur Murray organization.  After leaving Arthur Murray Studios, Lee worked as an independent dance consultant at various studios including Dance Factory as well as Executive Director at ADI (an independent ballroom dance studio) before joining Chris Thompson to open up a new ballroom studio in Vienna, VA,  “Elegant Dancing.” 

Lee’s current passion is to coach and teach couples of all levels and bring the enthusiasm and fun of learning to make dance a part of their every day life.  She specializes in teaching American Smooth and Rhythm, Club Dances and teaching social dancing at its best.  

She particularly enjoys teaching the following type of students:

*  Beginners getting ready for a special event (wedding dances, social and business functions, etc)

*  Students on Medalist system

*  Showcase Routines 

Career Highlights: 

*  Teacher and Manager of Year at AMS

*  Top Teacher at Pro-Am Competitions

*  Organizer of Charity Events

*  Founding Member of the VA Chapter of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) 


Member:  United States Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing (USISTD)

Certified with honors by USISTD (Licentiate Degree)