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About the Instructor, Denise Swafford (Tap Dancing)

Photo of Denise SwaffordBorn and raised in San Diego, Denise began tap dancing at age seven for about 12 years. After a 10-year break, she joined an adult tap troupe for about six years before moving to southern Oregon in 2000. She studied primarily under Suzanne Hamilton and Joann Lovejoy but has also participated in numerous dance workshops, conventions, and competitions; and, also assisted with choreography for her high school and community college dance teams. In Oregon, she has dabbled in local classes and taught for Rogue Community College’s Community Education program, Woodland Charter School, and Still Point Dance. Her love of tap is always rejuvenated by the interest of others and the joy of learning, teaching, and dancing with them.