Bridget fell in love with West Coast Swing in 2010 for many reasons, ranging from its creative expression of music to the conversational and playful foundations of the dance. She began volunteer teaching in 2011 at North End Studios and later with The University of Vermont’s Ballroom and Swing Society (fromally SASS). Over the years she has taught workshops with other Vermont dance groups, state colleges, and has taught many of Vermont’s current West Coast Swing dancers and instructors. Bridget’s background in dance and teaching includes the influence of tap, jazz, and ballet at an early age, lifelong athletics, and collegiate Ballroom dance. Bridget’s love for Westie remains because of the combination of creativity, movement and social expression the dance offers. She especially enjoys the interpersonal connections made locally and with the global Westie community as she competes nationally at WSDC West Coast Swing events. She encourages everyone to find their own voice in this dance, goofy or serious, or something in between.
Teaches weekly group lessons thoughout the 802 and offers private dance lessons. Began 802 Westie, a Vermont-based West Coast Swing dance community, in October of 2018. Currently compeating at WSDC Intermediate Level.
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