Fitness and a healthy life style is my passion. I've been in sports, such as track, cross country, and soccer since I can remember. For the past four years, I've trained Muay Thai, teach cardio kick boxing, and personal train clients. Not only do I know how to work out and train, I have managed a supplement store for five years and offer diet guide and meals. I have a bachelor's degree in Health Administration. I'm dedicated to provide results and change lifestyles for the good. My goal is to be healthy and happy. :)
Sidney Kounkel Dance Instructor/Choreographer
Sidney Kounkel recently graduated from the Ann Lacy School of American Dance and Arts Management at Oklahoma City University with a Bachelors of Performing Arts in Dance. She is classically trained in tap, jazz, and ballet as it pertains to the world of musical theatre. As an intern at the Broadway Dance Center, Sidney also trained in hip hop and jazz funk. Sidney relocated to Las Vegas from the Midwest to pursue a career in the dance world as a performer and teacher. Her class is fast paced and enthusiastic. The focus of the class is on the use of proper technique and gaining strength in the body and performance quality while falling in love with dancing. Sidney’s number one goal is to spread love and appreciation for the performing arts.
When he was just sixteen, he performed with the original Broadway cast of 42nd Street as both Mackand the Thief. Then, Jason traveled from Atlanta to New York to take his best shot at becoming a Tap Dog. Jason toured with Dein Perry’s Tap Dogs for three consecutive years to virtually every major and minor city in the nation. Jason also had the privilege of opening up for Harry Connick Jr. and Leigh Anne Rhymes during his tour with Tap Dogs. In 2002, Jason went to Honolulu, Hawaii to teach and performed all over the city in celebration of National Tap Dance Day. In March, 2003, Jason did his own show in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico. He also had the pleasure of dancing along side Jack Black in the comedic film Run Ronnie Run. Jason has performed for a plethora of industrials and trade shows and has since filmed a screensaver for Microsoft. Most recently, he had the honor of opening up for the legendary Eagles alongside Canadian Sensation, Stephanie Cadman! Jason has been teaching and judging on the convention circuit over the past eight years for Florida Dance Masters, Manhattan Dance Project, StarQuest International, and Hollywood Connection ! Jason has had the great honor of tap dancing with and for the late Great Gregory Hines and got to jam with the late legendary Dr. Jimmy Slyde as well! He was the Co Choreographer for “Beat it Down” which made its debut in San Francisco. He recently returned from Buenos Aires, Argentina where he taught and performed in the Award winning cabaret show Master Tap! Jason is currently enjoying his experience as a Professor of Tap Dance at Kennesaw State University. Jason would like to thank Donna Kalish, Susan Hebach, Bunny Briggs, and his good friend and mentor, Jeremy Kiesman; protégé to both the late legendary Henry LeTang and the late Great Buster Brown.
Louisa Long Owner,Teacher/ Dance Director of Long Life Dance Company
Louisa Long started dancing at the age of 5 in Bulgaria. She studied Ballet and Jazz in Bulgaria, Austria and ended up in Las Vegas where she grew up and studied at Fern Adair Consevatory of the Arts.She graduated from the Las Vegas Academy of the Performing Arts and went to Boston Conservatory to study as a Dance Major. She has studied with some of the best teachers and companies like Boston Ballet and Alvin Ailey Company. She also has a Musical Theater background in shows like "Singing in the Rain", "Bye Bye Birdie", and"Stomp." And recently she was a dancer and line captain with the M&M American Dance Theater and performed in varies theaters in Vegas. Louisa has performed with popular artists, including Prince and 98 Degrees, and has danced in the Billboard Music Awards after Party, the Espy Awards and Legends of Rock and Roll. You might also have seen Louisa onstage at the Las Vegas Strip, performing in Show in the Sky and Legends in Concert. Recently she performed with M&M American Dance Theater at the South Point. She has taught dance to kids and adults for over 10 years and loves giving back what she has learned from other amzing teachers.In addition to her extensive onstage and teaching experience in dance, Louisa also has a degree in Massage Therapy, and works part time at the Wynn Spa. Now She and her husband James are proud owners of Long Life Fit and Dance. It has always been a dream of hers to open up her own dance studio and teach kids and adults the art of dance. As co-owner and teacher Louisa hopes that she can teach and give every child the opportunity she had as a dancer and wishes that everyone takes time out to dance. Her favorite quote is: "It takes an Athlete to Dance but an Artist to be a Dancer." Louisa Thanks God everyday for her amazing dance career and her family. She feels very blessed to have an amazing husband and business partner and a beautiful young son KODA who make me proud everyday.
Originally from Baltimore, MD., Socorro began her studies at Peabody Preparatory studying Ballet, Modern and Flamenco. She continued training at CCBC Essex and the University of MD Baltimore County. Socorro worked with well-known choreographers: Adrienne Clancy (Clancyworks), Vanessa Jackson-Coles, Karen Katrinic(Fosse) and more. She studied: Ballet, Modern, Jazz, African, Contemporary and Ballroom, and ventured to Vegas. Here, she earned a Degree in Dance at UNLV, simultaneously performing in Shows like: Showgirls, Rhinestone Cowgirls, Show In The Sky & more, sang/danced in Musicals like: Aida, Black Nativity. She also danced on tour and choreographed and did various other gigs. Socorro taught for: Magnet Schools, Programs, Studios, Praise Ministries and Dance Teams and Started and Directed her own 2 Dance Companies: E.C.D.C. & Heaven’s Ovation. After the loss of her younger brother (2012), Socorro moved back East, but stayed in the Arts as a Guest Choreographer for University Dance Companies. She taught “B.R.A.V.O.”, a youth dance program and began and Directed her own Afterschool Dance Program “Rejoicing Moves”. Now back to stay in Las Vegas, Socorro continues to pursue her Dance Career: Performing, Choreographing, Instructing and affecting others through expression.