Staff

patriciaNumber 1 VCS buttonPatricia Monico started dancing in 1977 and began teaching 1994. She has danced professionally on Holland American Cruise lines and Royal Cruise lines.   Patricia has won first place at the Western Regional Challenge Cup in Cha Cha, Rumba, Tango, Mambo, Salsa and Swing. She has also danced in  two 24 hour dance-a-thons to raise money for AIDS

 

 

 

 

Cliff Housego has been Dancing Country and West Coast Swing since the 1980’s 5 years dancing Pro/Am in the UCWDC circuit with Lisa Faye & Melody Cochran. Finished First Overall in Silver Advanced Division at the Paradise Dance Festival in 1995. Presently a member of Los Angles Hustle Movement Performance Team performing all over Southern California. 5 years DJing the Fresno Dance Classic for Steve Zener, Monterey Swingfest for John Wheaton, Paradise Dance Festival & Monterey Country with John Daurghty, Summer Dance Camp and New Year’s Dance Camp for Jay Byam and Boogie & Blues with John Riddle. From 1992 until present I have taught & DJ’d West Coast Swing & Night Club Two Step at The Borderline in Thousand Oaks. This is the single largest and longest running West Coast Swing venue in West Los Angeles and Ventura County. During my tenure at The Borderline I’ve taught Country Two Step, Hustle and a variety of other dances.

 

 

Michael Espinoza has been dancing and teaching Argentine Tango in L.A. for 30 years, where he hosted over 1000 Milongas. Michael trained under Masters Orlando Paiva & Carlos Gavito.

 

 

 


Emily Marshal Crabbe has been teaching ballroom dancing since 1989, Emily Marshall Crabbe has competed nationally and internationally in the Latin, Standard, and American Smooth styles of dance. This following 18 yrs. of ballet, modern, and jazz. Throughout high school Emily performed with the Lansing Ballet Company, in Lansing, MI, Southold Dance Theater, in South Bend, IN, and in college, graduated with a BFA in Modern Dance, from the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia, PA.
Moving to New York City, Emily began teaching and competing in the professional American Smooth, becoming a national finalist in that style. Later, she began competing in the International Latin division where she then had the opportunity to travel to England to study and compete. Moving to Las Vegas in 1997, Emily began dancing with long time partner John Yates. They competed in International Latin and Standard where they became National 10-dance finalists, and later in American Smooth, becoming National Rising Star finalists. As a team, they performed in shows in Las Vegas, on cruise ships, and television, and owned a dance studio in Las Vegas called Las Vegas Dancesport.

Kathy Neufeld  has been dancing tango for seven years and is currently teaching tango at House of Dance.