Ashley joined the LD4Y team in the summer of 2018 As an senior financial auditor by day, Ashley found line dancing came naturally to her number-oriented mind and her natural skill and friendly demeanor was certainly apparent.
While Danielle knew Ashley from being a regular at Revolutions on Tuesdays already, they got to know each other even better at Line Dancers Spring Break in Myrtle Beach. Ashley was quick to pick up dances and lead others on the floor. Her height and bright smile makes her easy to find on the dance floor to follow and her easy going and goofy personality will let you take each missed step in stride.
Ashley is the face of our Gainesville location Wednesdays at Eclipse Sports & Billiards and the 1st Friday of each month at Vanish Brewery in Leesburg (Danielle does the 3rd Friday). She is available for private events and parties.
Bethany was our very first team member, stepping in initially when Danielle went out for her two maternity leaves in 2013 and 2015. As a full time school teacher, Bethany is a natural at instructing others and maintaining a cheerful smile the whole time. However, between work, hiking, running Spartan races and moving to Warrenton, VA, Bethany stepped back from teaching for a couple of years, but we are beyond thrilled to have her back on the team!
Bethany started out line dancing at Mahalo Cove (now closed) and then to Revolution. She stood out immediately for her skill and friendly demeanor. Although at the time, Danielle had not dreamed what LD4Y would grow to be, she needed someone to carry the mic for her while she went out for maternity leave. Little did she know the gem she had uncovered with Bethany. Bethany gladly stepped up and began paving the way for the future of LD4Y.
Bethany is the face of our Saturday night classes at The Loudoun Kitchen & Bar (formerly Bunker Sports Cafe) in Leesburg and our monthly class at Cave Ridge Winery. She is available for private events and parties.
Kelli is the senior member of the LD4Y team joining us in the summer of 2017 As a stay-at-home mom to her one year old daughter and new resident to Northern Virginia, Kelli found line dancing as good way to get out of the house and have some "me" time while making new friends. She quickly fell in love with it and jumped at the opportunity to join the team when the opportunity arose.
Danielle met Kelli on a rare Saturday class at Bunkers while teaching a special advanced class. After the lesson, as we were about to start the music, Danielle noticed a spunky red head had jumped in that wasn't there for lessons. Naturally, Danielle figured she was just unaware of the level of dance/lesson and informed her, but Kelli replied, "Oh no, I've been practicing at home and dying to do this one!" Once the music started, she proved that she had done her homework well and aced the dance. Her enthusiasm and excitement for dance stood out in Danielle's mind, so when it came time to add another instructor to the team, both she and Brandi immediately thought of Kelli and thank goodness they did because she's a true rising star!
Kelli teaches at The Loudoun Kitchen & Bar (formerly Bunker Sports Cafe) in Leesburg every Monday and Touch of Texas in West Virginia every Wednesday. She is available for private events and parties.
Danielle started teaching line dancing in the Spring of 2005 at Ned Devine’s in Sterling, VA (now closed). She started coming on her own and became a regular, making some lifelong friends along the way. When an opening came up to co-instruct, she was offered the opportunity and jumped on it. Months later, her fellow instructor hung up his boots to pursue other opportunities and she continued on. From then on, she has taught at Ned Devine’s in Centreville, VA, Mahalo Cove in Sterling, VA, Waters Edge in Occoquan, VA and our current "home venue", Revolution Rock & Billiards (formerly Fast Eddie’s) in Centreville.
Danielle is also a choreographer of more than a dozen line dances. Check out her work on our Step Sheet page.
Danielle coordinates and choreographs special event performances. She currently teaches every Tuesday at the Revolution Darts & Billiards Lounge in Centreville and the 3rd Friday of each month at Vanish Brewery in Leesburg (Ashley does the 1st Friday). She is available for private events and parties.
Cat is the newest member of our team and the face of our Harrisonburg area venues. Cat is an amazing person well beyond her dance skills. This gorgeous red head (our third!) created her own business right out of college and runs it by day while bartending, babysitting, teaching aerobics and now line dancing at night! She is a true wonder woman who never stops smiling and is a true inspiration to us all!
Cat started out line dancing at Touch of Texas in Bunker Hill, WV and then at Cave Ridge Winery. She approached Danielle at Cave Ridge in the Fall of 2018 and suggested a Harrisonburg outreach and offered to teach. Danielle wasn't ready at the time, but suggested they touch base in the new year. Well, sure enough, come January, a JMU student asked Danielle to teach at an event in Harrisonburg, so she took it as a sign. For the first time, LD4Y actively scouted to new areas and it has been a learning curve for sure, but we know there is a ton of interest and we expect to see some new venues hit the calendar soon.
Cat currently is available for private events and will be seen from time to time at our weekly and monthly classes.