This Week’s Instructor | Brittney Valdez
Brittney began her dance career at Fred Astaire Dance Studios in Buffalo Grove in 2006, becoming part of a team whose collective ambition would drive the studio to become number one in the franchise. During her five years at Buffalo Grove, she had the privilege of working with some of the most prominent ballroom and latin professionals in the world. She became certified through a full silver level (passing with honors), mastered her teaching skills, and met students and staff that have left a lasting impression on her.
Though Brittney’s spunky personality led her to a professional career in American Rhythm, music is in her soul and as a result, she enjoys teaching every style of dance from American Rhythm and Smooth to International Latin and Standard, to club style salsa (where her dancing began) and beyond. It is her goal to promote dancing in all its aspects: as a social skill, competitive sport, and fun fitness alternative.
Through her journey as a competitive dancer, and US Champion, Brittney has received the gift of self expression and a new confidence that has affected every area of her life. While she has always been a bit of an idealist, she now believes more than ever that anything you put your mind to is possible. She is intent on sharing the gift of dancing with everyone who will allow her, hoping they all get a least a small taste of the transformation that dancing sets in motion.