Traci began her professional dance career seventeen years ago as a competitor on the national country dance circuit where she has earned both regional and national championships. Over the years Traci has diversified, improving her understanding of dance through additional experience in ballroom, Latin, and a variety of swing dances, especially West Coast Swing. Her musicality and artistic flair are complemented by her expertise in a wide range of movement styles. A certified country dance judge, Traci has comprehensive knowledge of the core concepts of individual movement and partner connection. As a dance instructor, her classes and lessons focus on giving students the power to take control of their dancing by mastering the basic elements which make up the complex patterns. She is able to clearly instruct her students on the foundational techniques of dance while maintaining an entertaining class environment. Traci currently instructs, competes, judges and competes nationwide in Country Western Couples and Line Dance, Swing and Ballroom.