Dirt Road Dancing is an exciting dance organization inspired by the country swing dance popularity in the Treasure Valley area of Idaho. We specialize in converting classic country dance styles into a faster, modern-edge swing. We provide individual instruction and illustration for basic partner-dance techniques and steps. With over a decade of dance experience, Dirt Road Dancing instructors teach basic to advanced lessons, wedding choreography and line dancing. We provide our dancers with immediate feedback and guidance to promote creativity and confidence on the dance floor.
We personalize each dance session in order to fit the individual needs of our dancers. Each session with Dirt Road Dancing is a unique experience based on your preferences and style. We always strive to facilitate a fun and engaging dance environment, especially for those who love to make new memories!
People love to dance, and we love to teach." Dirt Road Dancing was founded upon cultivating the knowledge of dance through, curiosity, empowerment, and passion. Troy and Elise have a combined 17 years experience and have been sharing their love of swing with the Treasure Valley together for 7 years. Elise tested out her first dance floor at the University of Idaho where she discovered her unrealized potential and a burning desire to dance. In 2009, Elise met Troy. Although he knew very little about country swing, he was willing to take a risk and discovered a new found talent for country dancing. They love converting classic country dance styles into a faster modern edge swing and believe creativity is key to a great dance.
Jessi graduated from the university of Idaho in 2015 with a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education: Exercise Science and Health/Dance. During her undergrad and immediately following graduation, Jessi was fortunate enough to teach dance and fitness classes for two universities, serve as a dance research assistant for an assistant professor of kinesiology, and present at three National SHAPE America conferences (Society of Health and Physical Educators of America).
Not only does Jessi have a love for dance and fitness, but she is intrigued about the way that the human body can move and transform. Starting at the age of two, Jessi began studying and training in a wide variety of dance styles including: ballet/pointe, tap, jazz, hip hop, KRUMP, lyrical, character, modern, contemporary, belly dance, African jazz, east coast swing, west coast swing and country line dance. Jessi loves sharing her passion for dance by teaching others, choreographing new moves and dancing wherever she can find a space!