Senior Ballroom Dance Instructor
Katja Marc Harris is a champion dancer, senior instructor and coach who teaches all styles of American and International Ballroom and Rhythm dancing. Originally from Slovenia, Katja brought her talents to the U.S. where in addition to being a much sought after dance teacher, she is an accomplished coach and choreographer.
Katja also directs our youth programs. Katja herself began dance at a very early age and enjoys teaching and directing both our Home School program and our After School programs. She is especially talented at developing fun choreography for performance dancing and formation teams.
Katja holds a bachelor's degree and is skilled in: Training, coaching, instructional methods, classroom management, syllabi, teaching strategy, evaluation & assessment process, childhood education, performance dance and choreography.
Ladies, Katja is also a wonderful coach. When you are ready to refine your dancing ask your teacher about scheduling a coaching session with Katja!
Katja is a two-time Slovenian National Dance Champion; Ten dance and Standard. She was a finalist at the prestigious Blackpool Dance Festival, the International Open Championships, the Austrian Open and the Italian Open. Katja has represented her country at World Championships. Here at DanceSportVA Katja specializes in both International and American styles of dance for students of all ages.
Yes Katja is a former champion dancer, but she is also an incredible teacher, just look at what her students think:
"Katja is an amazing instructor! As a person with no dance experience, she made it both fun and easy to understand. We are hoping to purchase the full package now that we have used up the Groupon!"
"My husband and I really enjoyed our lessons taught by Katja! She was very friendly and did an amazing job teaching us two-step, waltz and tango!" -Janeen
"About 14 months ago, my boyfriend and I showed up with a Groupon and had our first dance lesson with Katja at DanceSport VA. We were immediately smitten and fascinated so we signed up for a 10 dance lesson package after the Groupon promotion ended. Then we got engaged, and Katja helped us choreograph our first dance. We didn’t stop there, though. My husband and I continued on with a 30 dance lesson package. Katja is currently helping us choreograph our 1st anniversary dance, which creatively expresses our interesting first year of marriage through song and dance.
Overall, I recommend the art of dance to anyone - even more so, at DanceSport VA. In today’s multitasking society, it’s a fun and exciting way to just be in the moment. For my husband and I, this is date night... and Katja is our very talented, funny, and kind third-wheel." -Britni
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