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Matt Karr - Social Dance Lessons
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About Matthew Karr & His Dance History!

Here's Matthew's resume. Matt has spent his whole life teaching, performing and competing in all types of ballroom, Latin, country and swing dancing. He now uses that extensive experience to teach all levels of students. Over the years, Matthew Karr has literally taught hundreds of students, which has allowed him to develop and refine his methods for communicating dance to his students in a way that enables them to learn the dance moves faster and easier.

Matthew Karr's passion is to teach people to dance so they can go out and dance with their friends, have fun and feel comfortable and confident. He wants everyone to be able to enjoy the fun and benefits of dancing!

The Dance Studio - 1995 to Present - Valleywide

Teaching ballroom, Latin and country dancing. Beginning students are given in-depth basics into dancing and general steps of interest to them. More advanced students are given advance steps as well as technical and styling instruction. Also choreographing and teaching routines for weddings and other special occasions.

Matthew Karr School of Dance, Owner / Instructor
1981 through 1994 - Phoenix / Mesa / Scottsdale, AZ

For 13 years, Mr. Karr owned and operated dance studios specializing in instruction of ballroom, Latin and country dances. In addition to managing a staff of instructors, Mr. Karr taught advanced students. During this period, he participated in local, regional and national dance competitions with his students, at which they received numerous awards. In addition, he competed professionally and received awards in the California and Ohio Star Balls, Cabaret Division.

Fred Astaire Dance World - Instructor - 1973 through 1981
Phoenix, AZ

Mr. Karr instructed all levels of social dancing, including Ballroom, Latin and country. He participated in local, regional and national dance competitions, both pro-am and professional, receiving hundreds of pro-am awards, numerous studio awards, and various professional awards.

Fred Astaire Dance Studio - Instructor - 1971 through 1973
Milwaukee, WI

For 2 years, Mr. Karr worked at the Fred Astaire Studio in Milwaukee, where he studied all types of ballroom dance.

Milwaukee Ballet Company - Dancer - 1971 through 1973
Milwaukee, WI

Danced with the Milwaukee Ballet Company, including productions of Coppelia and Swan Lake (with Rudolph Nureyev).

University of Wisconsin - Student - 1970 through 1972
Milwaukee, WI
Majored in dance, including ballet, jazz and modern.

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