Rona Kaye’s line dance teaching career began in New York City in 1993. She was the Dance/Special Events Coordinator/In House Choreographer at New York City’s premiere Country Music & Dance venue, Denim & Diamonds. That six year work experience was one of the very best in her life!
Rona’s “on air” (TV) credits include Good Morning America, Guiding Light, As the World Turns, Access Hollywood and RuPaul Show among others. She has worked as a line dance instructor on Fox, Comcast, and MTV.
Rona still continues to promote Country Music & Dance events in New York City with her business partner, Dave Cervini of NY’s Premiere Country Music radio station, WYNY 103.5. They have promoted dances over the past few years at venues like The Copacabana and are currently holding their events at the beautiful 20th floor venue in midtown Manhattan, 230 Fifth Avenue. There is still a nice sized market of Country music lovers in New York City!
Rona, who was born in Miami Beach loves reconnecting with her strong roots and her “Florida Family” line dancers when she visits. Today, she makes her living in NYC as a certified Group Fitness Instructor (AFAA) and Certified Personal Trainer (NASM), working for New York Sports Clubs since 2000. She teaches a number of dedicated Seniors in her many “Silver Sneakers” classes and is also a licensed Zumba/Zumba Gold instructor. Teaching line dance is her passion and she continues to maintain her weekly Beginner and Intermediate classes in New York City. She currently teaches Intermediate/Advanced choreography on a regular basis with The Outer Rim NY/NJ since 2007. In 1997 Rona started traveling to teach at Line dance events all around the USA.
“Cheers” and blessings to all of the dancers that Rona has met and danced with over all of these years…..this “sport” of ours is an unbelievable phenomenon….an experience that provides us with a tremendous health benefit, a much needed and appreciated social interaction and huge amounts of joy whenever we dance, whenever we see each other….a true blessing indeed!
Years: 2015, 2020, 2021
Joey started dancing when he was 10 years old. He attended a line
dance class every Thursday called, “Boot Scootin Boogie!” But, that only
lasted for about a year and a half because the place was shut down. From
that point, till he was 17 years old, Joey went back to being focused on
school and sports. As those years went by, he had friends that kept dancing
and told him that it had drastically changed. In June of 2003, he attended
his first dance event; the JG2 Line Dance Marathon. He didn’t know any
dances but was able to take many workshops and see all the new styles of
dance. That’s all it took!
Today, he has been professionally teaching and choreographing since
2004. His first dance, ‘In The Zone,’ was well received and taught at many
dance events. Joey is known for dances such as, ‘Tainted Love’, ‘Those
Applebottom Jeans’, ‘It’s Goin’ Round Round’, ‘Last Minute’ w/ Rachael
McEnaney, Stoked, Wicked, Talking to the Moon, Dead of Night, So Fresh, It Don’t Matter, Leave You Alone, Post Code Envy, Straight to the Castle, If You Ever (w/ Heidi Oswald), .
He has been blessed to work with some amazing choreographers! Also, Joey has appeared in music videos including “Heaven, Heartache, and the Power of Love” by Trisha Yearwood, and “Stomp” by Steve Richard. Along with the videos Joey has been lucky enough to perform at live shows with Barry and Dari Anne Amato in Nashville and surrounding areas.
Dancing wasn’t the only focus for Joey as he completed his Bachelor degree in May of 2009 in Business Administration; with specialization in sales and management. Currently he is still busy working at the family business J.W. Steel Inc. But, also enjoying being back on the circuit and going to his favorite events.
It was said by Sigmund Freud many years ago that “we are all brought to this world for a reason and once we find our reason for being, we find peace for our soul.” Well, it might be stretching it a bit to say Joanne Brady was born for dancing, but then again, it might not! One thing for sure is she was born to teach.
No matter where she teaches, Joanne Brady is remembered for her instruction, her humor and her infectious energy. While passing her class, you’ll probably hear “Yes, Joanne!” coming from the mouths of eager, enthusiastic students; so it’s no wonder Joanne has earned herself a star in the dance instructors’ hall of fame. Joanne began teaching 13 years ago, after taking private lessons. She recruited dancers for a weekly TV show “The Country Video Dance Show” in Wilmington, DE. She then saw Scooter Lee in concert, danced the whole time Scooter performed and the rest is history.
Years: 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2021