Eileen Parris started her dance career at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in East Lansing, Michigan. She held several positions including Executive Assistant for the regional owner of several Michigan Fred Astaire Studios. She coordinated regional competitions and annual showcases as well as teaching and competing with students. Eileen transferred to the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Stuart, Florida.
Ray Parris started his dance career at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio in Columbia, South Carolina. He later moved to Atlanta, Georgia and worked at several Fred Astaire Dance Studios. Ray transferred to a newly opened FADS in Stuart, Florida as one of their senior instructors. He competed in regional and national pro/am competitions with Fred Astaire Studios.
Ray & Eileen were franchisee owners of a Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Jupiter, Florida. They also operated an independent dance studio in south Florida before moving to Gainesville in 1991.
Brittany Coy – has been dancing all her life. She started competing in swing & country in her teens. She later started teaching ballroom with Arthur Murray Studios & now is an independent teacher. She teaches in Gainesville & Brunswick, GA.
Mike Singleton – is based in Jacksonville but comes to Gainesville on Tuesdays & Fridays to teach & coach. Mike also teaches in Ocala. Mike has been teaching for over 20 years. See Eileen if you would like to schedule time with Mike.