Natalie Gallegos Instructor/Studio Owner
NRG Dance, Zumba, PiYo, Salsa, Bachata, Cumbia, Merengue, Waltz, Foxtrot, Rumba, Wedding Dance Choreography, Preschool dance, Senior Dance, Theatre Choreography, Group & Private lessons
Natalie Gallegos is a Certified Ballroom and Zumba Fitness instructor. She was trained and certified through the Fred Astaire Dance Studios in 1999 to teach and compete in dances such as Tango, Salsa, Merengue, Rumba, Samba, Cha-Cha, Waltz, Foxtrot and Swing. She studied ballet, modern and choreography dance at Boise State University. She has experience in university level social dance instruction, performance preparation, theater choreography for adults and youth, large group instruction and private lessons. Natalie loves to travel and has had the opportunity to study and teach dance in Spain, Mexico, Ecuador and Guatemala. She has been the Boise Cotillion Dance instructor for 19 years, Quienceñera Stay in School Program for 15 years and currently owns Carpe Danza Dance Studio where she teaches salsa, bachata, cumbia, tango, waltz, merengue, Zumba, PiYo, wedding dances lessons, creative dance and hosts dance birthday parties for children and adults. Natalie’s instructing abilities as well as her love and passion for dance has helped her create original choreography for countless events in the treasure valley and spread her love for life through dance to children and adults wherever she teaches!
Kris Duynslager Deep Dance Experience DDX
Hi, I’m Kris! Over 20 years ago I started with a teacher I didn’t know, and knew nothing about what I was getting ready to learn. I was a young wife, and Mother. It seemed like everything should be jussssst right. Well, it was, and wasn’t. There was this sense of knowing I KNEW I needed to know more to open up my life. Make sense? I knew I needed something. I didn’t know what it was. When I met the woman who would become my teacher at a neighbor hood party, she was so bright I could hardly see her. Really! She was glowing! Her ever presence alone was un-like anyone I’d ever met before or since. It was the next day, I called her, and told her I wasn’t sure why I was calling, only that I needed to know more and asked if she would help me? But, help me what? I wasn’t sure. But. She was. She knew that when the student is ready the teacher appears, and vice versa. We met privately once a week and in a group with her other students weekly, for years studying essential development.
My journey and calling is to share this method of spirituality and philosophy with you, when ever you are ready for something else, like I was. It’s weird that I didn’t set out to be a teacher or dance leader. It’s just happened, easily. I’ve beat myself up over the years that I NEEDED to go back to corporate america (my background) for the big $. I even went back to it for a 2 year stint and left knowing that I wasn’t making a difference in the world.
What I know now, is that I love what I do. I love leading classes and I love teaching one on one with my students. I’ve taken this gift of sacred knowledge and added movement and music to it and it happens to look like a deep dance experience.
kris Duynslager- firstname.lastname@example.org
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