Ken Broggelwirth is an accomplished technology professional with many degrees and certifications and has held high-level positions in fortune 500 companies over 35 years, but his real love and passion since childhood has been music and then dance. Having started his dance journey in the late 70s, he quickly fell in love with the hustle as the disco craze was in full swing and became close friends with Roberto and Michael Pagan and became one of the original New York Express Dancers and helped Roberto build and run two studios . He eventually learning all of the ballroom dances and styles from Roberto as well as notable trainers, coaches, and judges like Eddie Norman, Les Andrews, Laurie Clark, Charles and Jean Panatela, Shirley Ballas, Bill Davies, John Nemchek, David Hamilton, Susan Silva, Dona Marie Portelli among others. Ken also studied Jazz and Ballet at Vic D’amore School of Dance throughout this time. More recently he has been coached by Esther Don, Amy Block-Hamilton, Karina Smirnoff and worked as often as possible with many other notable trainers in addition to Stephanie's continued coaching.
Dancing as an Amateur and Pro/Am student, he won many awards, eventually Roberto Pagan convinced him to turn professional and for many years taught and competed as a Pro/Am competitor with New York Express Dance Studios both regionally and nationally. Eventually Ken formed a professional partnership with Ms. Marcia Miller and taught at her Dance-in-Time Dance Studio as well as started the rough road as a Pro/Pro competitive couple dancing 10 dance International Style. After a brief two year partnership family and career demands prevented the couple from continuing. Subsequently, Ken continued to teach, working for Dance City, Touch Dancing, and various other studios.
With more than 25 years dance experience, Ken continues teaching children and adults in social or competitive styles and actively competes with students who wish to do so. His range of dances includes all dances in the International Standard/Latin and American Smooth/Rhythm styles as well as Hustle, Salsa, Bachata, Argentine Tango, and others. Ken maintains an aggressive exercise, cycling, and nutritional schedule and even when he retires from his Technology career plans on dancing for as long as anyone wants to dance with him. “Dance and Music feed the mind, spirit, and body,” so I am especially proud to be affiliated with Stephanie and her Dance with Us studio. In the brief time I have known her she has been a great friend, mentor, and wonderful coach and true professional, who has inspired me to push myself to reach the stars and of course “keep stretching.”
Simone Ousset is a dance instructor and former dance studio owner. Simone has extensive dance experience for over 20 years having studied Ballet, Pointe, Ballroom, Latin, Tap, Jazz, Modern, Lyrical, Musical Theatre and Hip Hop. She has worked with children as young as 2 years old through adults and senior citizens and has extensive background in working with children with special needs.
She has been a guest performer at the following venues; Disney World, Fl., the Orange Bowl Halftime Show, Madison Square Garden, Great Adventure Theme Park, annually in the Nutcracker Ballet and at numerous community events on Long Island. In addition, Simone was the dance counselor at Camp DeBaun in Oceanside, NY for a total of five summers.
In March of 2007, she and her former dance partner took first place in all twelve of their ballroom dances at Tri-State Challenge, a ballroom dance competition. Simone led both company and adult ensemble students to perform at various community events as well as various competitions. The adult ensemble helped the studio to win Top Studio in 2007 at Tri-State Challenge.
Simone has received her Licentiate in Theatre Arts from Frank Regan, Director of Theatre Arts for USISTD and is studying for her Associates exams from the USISTD in American Smooth dances Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot and Viennese Waltz. She is also a certified instructor for the Long Island Arthritis Foundation’s group exercise program.
Simone is a member of the National Dance Association, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sports, and the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She has been honored in both “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers” and “Who’s Who Among America’s Students”.
Simone is currently instructing in Roslyn, Syosset and Port Washington and preparing for multiple shows and competitions this summer.
You may contact her through the studio or by email at email@example.com.
Wingo Hom was born and raised in New York, New York. At age 11, his passion for partner dancing was ignited after a classmate's parents introduced him to a variety of dances right in their living room. His thirst for excellence compelled him to study under some of the finest coaches and instructors and led him to compete in an array of dances such as: American and International styles of Ballroom and Latin, Hustle, East and West Coast Swing, and Salsa. In addition, he obtained full silver lead and follow certifications in ten different American dance styles. During his 40 plus years of experience, well known for his precise lead, technique and smoothness, Wingo achieved approximately 400 first place titles and attained an impressive 30 first place titles in Jack and Jill competitions throughout his seemingly 'never ending' amateur career. Recently he and Angela McCabe, his dance partner of over 5 years, were the 2007 recipients of the International Hustle Dance Association Points Awards, signifying that they are the 2006 Amateur Hustle Dancers of the Year. Finally after all these years, Wingo along with Angela have decided to say farewell to their amateur status and continue their journey as professional dancers, instructors and competitors.
Wingo currently resides in Queens Village, New York. He maintains a familiar presence in the New York/New Jersey/Philadelphia dance scene and actively pursues the competition circuit, primarily in the Hustle/Swing venue. In his second 2007 professional competition at DiscoAmerica in Atlantic City, New Jersey, his students earned 8 placements. As if his dancing accomplishments weren't enough, with virtually a lifetime of experience, and a 'Midas touch’, Wingo is also an accomplished bowler, capturing 30 1st place league championships, 3 sanctioned perfect 300 games in league play, 4 New York City team tournament titles, 1 doubles tournament title, and numerous high average, high series and high game awards. Also, he is a certified Black Belt in Martial Arts.
Capitalize on his know-how-to-win strategy to sharpen your competitive edge in dancing. Benefit from his user-friendly coaching approach to elevate your social dance skills to the next level. For more information, please contact Wingo at to WingoStarDancer@aol.comor