PO Box 3617
Silverdale, WA 98383
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Christine Luders


Phone: 360-329-2329, 916-201-1538


Christine cultivated an early passion for the arts, beginning with a background in music and gymnastics. These initial aspirations blended well with her interest in the functional
symmetries of the human body, eventually leading her to pursue a degree in neurobiology,
physiology, and behavior at the University of California at Davis. While gaining her
bachelor's degree at UCD, she fell in love with ballroom dancing and followed a dream to
become a dance instructor and share her love of dance with others.
Christine has 12 years of professional, full-time experience as a Ballroom, Latin, and Swing
dance instructor, including private instruction, group classes, competition, choreography,
and dance teams. Christine is trained in and teaches American Smooth, American Rhythm
and International Standard styles of ballroom dance and continues to receive coaching from
nationally and internationally respected coaches to advance her own dancing.
From 2004 to 2006 Christine trained and competed in Professional International Standard
competitive events throughout Northern California. In 2009 Christine was certified by
Dance Vision International Dance Association (DVIDA). Having passed the DVIDA
exams, she received a dance degree with High Honors. Christine's dance experience began
in Sacramento California where over a nine year period she held positions at two prominent
ballroom studios. Her positions and titles included: Director of Children's Programs, Studio
Manager, and Assistant Program Director. Choosing to move to Washington State in early
2007, she has gone on to independently teach for many groups, individuals, and
organizations in the Peninsula and Tacoma Areas. Christine's professionalism, knowledge of
the sport, and patience has won her the respect of her students both in Washington and