Ballroom Dance Instructor
Tou Kue started his Professional Ballroom career in 2003 with Fred Astaire Dance Studios of Virginia Beach, under the training and supervision of Rick Zilonka and Mary Pope, owners of FADS Virginia Beach, VA. While employed by FADS, he worked on his teaching methods and technique to become the best dance instructor that he could possibly be. He is Bronze Certified in American Smooth and American Rhythm while with FADS. During his years of employment with FADS, he had the opportunity to work with amazing coaches like Forrest Vance, Chante LeClerc, Michael Raisch, Larry May, and many more. Not only was he a professional ballroom dance instructor, he also was a professional ballroom dance competitor .Tou Kue worked with the FADS Franchise until the end of 2010.
By 2011, He decided to change his career and go back to college to pursue Associates in Business Administration. Betty Lu, owner of DancesportVA, contacted him, and offered him a position with her studio. While employed at DancesportVA, his position was a Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor and soon, he was promoted Manager of DancesportVA. Through out his years of instructing at DancesportVA, he had the opportunity to work with some wonderful coaches like Yuriy Kravets, John King, Michael Raisch, Riccardo Pacini and Sonia Spadoni.
In 2016, he left DancesportVA to pursue other interest. By October 2017, he returned to DancesportVA and now he’s finally home. Tou Kue specializes in American Smooth and American Rhythm and enjoys Pro/Am competition with his students, showcase performances, and most of all, watching his students learns and progress through the world of ballroom dancing, and yet knowing he has touched and changed many lives through dance.
Tou has a special flair for theatrical presentation and serves as our Creative Director for our Broadway style theatrical dance productions. He is also available for coaching, so no matter which DanceSportVA instructor you choose, you always have the option of having coaching sessions to give you that second set of eyes to refine your dancing.
See how Tou can make a difference in your dancing:
"Outstanding staff and instruction. Friday night socials are a lot of fun. Tou Kue is the best. We were newbies and he made us feel like DanceSportVA family." Wade
"Tou was our instructor and he made it so much fun! My husband and I had taken ballroom lessons years ago and hated it because it was so frustrating. Not this time! Highly recommend!" -Brian
"I have been taking lessons From Tou Kue for just over 18 months. What a difference he has made in my dancing! He focuses on good basic technique and is always humorous, supportive and encouraging!! I had such great fun dancing in last night's showcase and felt uber-prepared thanks to Tou! I appreciate his care and dedication to his students, he is such a great and descriptive teacher! He's preparing me for my first comp in November and I feel that I'll be ready with his coaching!. I love being part of the DancesportVA team! Everyone is very helpful and supportive. I have taken lessons from Martin, Katia and Bonnie as well and they were all terrific." Kathy
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