Our Instructors

 

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Lindsey Dechant, Owner

Lindsey is one of the top-ranked Ballroom dance instructors in the United States and is certified to teach all styles of Ballroom and Latin dances. She has competed professionally as well as with amateur partners in competitions in all regions of the United States with students consistently winning Top Student awards. She also is one of the rare, recurring lady winners of Top Teacher prizes at almost every competition she attends.

She acquired Overstreet in October 2014 to continue to provide social and competitive dance lessons to students, as well as to provide a venue for other independent dance instructors and dance schools.

She began her professional dance career in Minnesota with the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. She instantly rose to the top of her school and began winning many Fred Astaire sponsored competitions in the American Smooth and Rhythm.

In 2006, Lindsey moved to Colorado and began teaching at Colorado Dancesport where she taught for 8 years. When there she  continued to compete professionally in American Rhythm along with choreographing and performing in several shows. She constantly works to improve on her own dancing and teaching skills. She also has developed special techniques to teach dance skills to individuals with disabilities.  

Dances taught by Lindsey:

  • American Smooth (Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Viennese Waltz)
  • American Rhythm (Cha Cha, Rumba, East Coast Swing, Bolero, Mambo
  • International Standard (Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep, Tango and Viennese Waltz)
  • International Latin (Cha Cha, Samba, Rumba, Paso Doble, Jive)
  • Club Dances (Salsa, Merengue, Bachata, Hustle, West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango)
  • Country and Western (Two Step, Waltz, Cha Cha, Swing, Nightclub Two Step, Polka)

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Terra Summers

Terra has been dancing Swing for 8 years. She began teaching Country and line dancing and quickly became involved in West Coast Swing. She has won numerous awards on the West Coast Swing competition circuit and is sanctioned by the World Swing Dance Council.  She is also the instructor for the Dancing With Friends program and is making a huge impact helping dancers with disabilities.

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 Brett Ebling

Brett began dancing at the age of 3 and hasn’t stopped since! She is trained in Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Tumbling, Modern/Contemporary, Lyrical and Musical Theater dance. Brett received her B.F.A. in Dance Choreography from Arizona State University and studied under the direction of Shouze Ma, a founding member of the first Modern dance company in China. At ASU, Brett participated in the inaugural year of the ASU Summer Study Abroad Dance Program in Beijing – the first Chinese summer dance program offered by a U.S. institution. During the program, she lived in China for a month studying in the art of Tai Chi as well as Contemporary and Folk dance with some of the country’s most renowned instructors. She has performed and choreographed in works for ASU’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, the Phoenix Suns halftime show, and various musical theater productions in South Jersey including Guys and Dolls, Bye Bye Birdie, Meet Me in St. Louis, Footloose, Annie Get Your Gun, The King and I, Into the Woods, Seussical the Musical, You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,and Do Black Patent Shoes Really Reflect Up?. Brett also served as a co-captain for the 2011 Philadelphia Soulmates, the professional dance team for the Philadelphia Soul arena football team. She is a founding member and guest choreographer of Project Dance, an annual dance festival in Haddonfield, New Jersey aimed to increase community awareness of the importance of arts education in our nation’s schoolsBrett has also performed as a company member in the Andrea Mychaels Dance Project (AMDP) at the Jazz Dance World Congress in Pittsburgh, PA in 2012. For the last 5 years, she has taught competitive dance for studios in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, with her students and choreography winning numerous overall high scores and judges awards. With her recent move to Colorado, she is thrilled to bring her love of dance and the stage to the students of Omni Ballroom.

Todd Hansen

Todd has been watching ballroom dancing his entire life because his parents met on a dance team in college, but for one reason or another he never had any formal lessons. So when he got to college at Utah Valley University, he took a class… that turned into 2 classes… which turned into 4 classes, and soon he was doing little else but dancing. In 2003 after 3 years at Utah Valley University he made the college’s traveling formation team, and traveled to Blackpool England to win the same trophy that his parent’s team had won 31 years earlier. He has been competing both Standard and Latin since then making it into the top 24 Couples in the USA in the Amateur Standard level in 2009. He started teaching in 2004, and in 2011 he ran the Ballroom Program at the University of Utah and co-directed the Ballroom Dance formation teams there. He studied acting as well which has given him the chance to be in some commercials, films, television, and music videos. He has traveled the world teaching on cruise ships in his spare time. He moved back to Colorado in 2019 and has been teaching since.

Desiree Reyes

Desiree was born and raised on the tropical Island of Puerto Rico.  There she grew up surrounded by Latin rhythms and dance.  In 2003 she relocated to Colorado where she fell in love with the beautiful landscapes and friendly people.  

Desiree’s dance career began in 2006 where she found her calling at a local franchised dance studio .  She taught full time for 3 years before being promoted as a studio Manager where she continued to teach and train fellow instructors for 4 years. 

She is trained and certified in American Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Country Western Styles.  Desiree has had the fortune of being trained by World Certified coaches from around the globe.  She enjoys teaching all the dance styles but has a special place in her heart for the Latin dances.  

Desiree’s passion for dance and sense of humor is evident in every lesson she teaches.  She welcomes working with students of all skill levels and walks of life who are looking to become great social dancers or who would like opportunities to shine and perform in dance competitions.        

Katie Swenson

Katie dance styles ranging from classical to street. She has danced with the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble and Rennie Harris Grassroots Project, among others. Currently, Katie teaches dance to K-5 students at SOAR Green Valley, and enjoys using combinations of dance styles as tools to explore creativity and connection with others through movement.