Kevin Laddison, the owner of First Step Dance started dancing in 1997 at a Cajun music festival in Rhode Island. He danced socially for several years before a job relocation took him to the San Francisco area. In June of 2001 he began The Metronome Ballroom's Teacher Training Program, completing it in April of 2002. Two months later he passed the Dance Vision International Dancers Association (DVIDA) Basic Teachers Test - American Style Rhythm and Smooth with High Honors, the highest level possible. For more details, read "Sharing the Joy of Dance, published in the July/August edition of Dancing USA. Download the pdf (43k)
Mr. Laddison relocated to Vermont in July of 2002 and started First Step Dance in August of that year.