Mission Statement: "Promoting a Stronger Community through Dance"
Back 2 Basics Dance Company is a Non-Profit 501-C Corporation that strives to provide education in partnered social dances through mini lectures in history to practical instruction in partnered dance. We teach privately as well as in group lessons and organize and host annual workshops with professional guest intructors that have taught worldwide. We strive to improve our community through dance by providing a healthy environment to learn manners and respect for individuals through dance.
As a leading provider of social dance instruction, we take pride in offering the best in dance. We are dedicated to serving the needs of our customers each and every day.
Patrick has over 11 years of social dance training and experience and Roxanne has over 6 years of social dance training and over 20 years of theatrical dance experience, of which includes having danced the original choreography of Jerome Robbins.
Patrick has formal education as a dance instructor from the Fred Astaire Dance Studio. Roxanne is currently employed as an Adjunct Faculty Instructor through the University of Alaska Anchorage in addition to teaching Ballroom Dance at Holy Rosary Academy and Lumen Christi High School in Anchorage. She attended the University of New Hampshire where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Theatre and Dance and most recently (May 2015) became a GPDIA (Global Professional Dance Instructor Association) Certified Teacher in West Coast Swing.
Together they have been dance partners for the past 6 years, recently married this past December 2014, and have won first place in local competitions. They have taken dance instruction from 4 time World Lindy Hop Champion Yuval Hod (NY, NY), World Salsa Champions Liz Lira (Choreographer for Dancing with the Stars) and Christian Ovieda (LA, CA), Benji Schwimmer (DWTS and winner of SYTYCD), US Open Champions Doug and Nicki Silton (Pasadena, CA), Bachata Caliente dancers Jorge Contreras and Leslie Ferreira (LA, CA), Dance Historian Joel Plys (San Diego, CA), Michael Kiehm-Starlight Dance Studio (San Diego, CA), Christy Cote (Santa Barbara, CA) and George Garcia (Honolulu, HI), Ron and Karla Montez (Tucson, AZ) and Canadian Champions Myles Monroe and Tessa Cunningham (Vancouver, BC, Canada).