Mandi Lopez has been a professional ballroom dancer since 2005. She has enjoyed teaching people of all ages, levels, and walks of life to dance. Her greatest joy comes when her students surprise themselves and accomplish things they didn't think they could. Mandi strives to connect with her students and help them achieve their personal goals, whether thats to learn a new skill, feel more confident, become a competitive dancer, or just get moving!
Mandi is also a certified Yoga Instructor, on her way to completing her advanced certification with the Southwest Institute of Healing Arts. She has found that in her own life, the daily practice of yoga both on and off the mat bring a calm mind and happy heart. She can't wait to share her passion for yoga with as many people as possible!
Jasper Oudemans is a natural born teacher who began learning to dance in childhood. A library of formal dance knowledge and a former ballroom competitor, Jasper's passion for dancing was first kindled in urban salsa clubs and socials which he frequented as a teenager and young adult. He is a motivating teacher, eager to help students improve and meet their goals, yet remains an eager student as well, and seeks out advanced training to continue expanding his understanding of connection.
"Mandi was my main ballroom dance instructor for seven years in Phoenix and then Mesa Arizona. In fact I followed her to Mesa. I initially started lessons to learn enough rhythm dancing to have the most fun possible at a friends wedding in Lima, Peru. Mandi made dancing so much fun and challenging I just kept going. Now, over ten years later, I still take dance lessons and love every single minute of them.
Mandi is the most professional, knowledgeable and reliable instructor I have met. She makes every minute about you and only wants you to get better and have the most fun possible doing it. I highly recommend Mandi as a dance instructor."