Certified Dance Instructor
Chad’s affinity for dancing started with his first exposure to salsa dancing when he was serving in the U.S. Navy stationed in San Diego California. As a former high school athlete from a small Midwestern town where partner dancing was essentially nonexistent the experience was transformative. Back home, he signed up for lessons at a dance studio. After demonstrating his natural dance ability, warmth, and charisma, that studio offered him a job teaching. After 2 years, he moved, and launched a studio with his partner in the western suburbs where he touched hundreds of lives from couples preparing for their weddings, to singles and couples seeking more skills for the social dance floor, and students looking to enter ballroom dance competitions and showcases. Over the years he has trained extensively with many top dance professionals in the US and abroad and currently is on staff at May I Have This Dance on Chicago’s north side, one of the most highly regarded social dance studios in the Midwest. Chad is a proud and active father of two wonderful boys, and his passion for life, dance, friendship and community is infectious.