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Andrew belbin

Andrew started dancing at the University of Nevada in the spring of 2009, and has been dancing ever since! As an avid athlete all through grade school, as well as a musician, dance was the perfect fusion of the athleticism of sports and artistry of music, especially in and after college. A year after beginning dancing, the instructor of that class asked him to begin teaching at her studio in Reno. Shortly thereafter he met a coach who taught from a position of better understanding the body and the underlying movements and skills required to dance in a balanced way, and has been working with her ever since. In 2010 he was part of a group that started a non-profit ballroom dance school in Reno to better serve the community, and continued teaching there. At that time he also began competing with students across the west coast. In 2016 he moved to Chicago to begin competing professionally. After a year of dancing Smooth and Standard, his partner was injured and he spent the next year working on his own dancing and teaching.

Andrew is now competing in Rhythm with a new partner and building a team of competitive students. He received Top Teacher awards at several competitions as well as being a regional finalist in American Smooth and Rhythm, as well as International Ballroom. In teaching he focuses on balance, awareness, and coordination as the foundation to good dancing, and enjoy seeing the positive impact dancing has on the lives of all his students.