Shawn has been a successful social and competitive instructor with more than 10 years experience in American Ballroom, Latin & Swing dance styles. He began is career as a teacher with Arthur Murray Franchised Dance Studios and to date has successfully taught thousands of private lessons and group classes. Shawn has also competed Pro-Am locally and also competed Pro-Am in numerous NDCA sanctioned competitions where many of his students have returned with first, second and third place awards.
In November 2016, Shawn decided to branch off from franchised dance studios and become his own entity, thus forming World Ballroom, who proudly serves St. Augustine and surrounding areas with his knowledge and passion for ballroom dancing; both socially and competitively. Shawn is an active NDCA member.
“I love the feeling I get when a new student steps on the floor for the first time. It’s great to be able to turn that nervous energy into something exciting and fun! I also love to see my more advanced students graduate from one level to the next. It’s such an amazing accomplishment for me as their teacher… and for that I am truly humbled. I strongly believe that dancing is the cure. It has changed my life and I sincerely hope you’ll allow it to change yours.”
When he isn’t dancing, Shawn likes to study photography and play the piano. His favorite dances include Fox Trot, Waltz, Rumba and Cha Cha.