Instructors

Meet our awesome instructors that will be teaching our weekly classes and workshops, along with other area teachers that are available for private lessons (Note: private lesson rates, locations and schedules are determined by each instructor independently and are not facilitated by OWCS)

Michelle Benham

Bio and photo coming soon!


Tara Neaderhiser

Tara began her dancing journey in Junior High with the styles of Country Swing and Line Dancing at Plamor Ballroom in Lincoln. Soon after, ABC's Dancing with the Stars caught her interest in ballroom dancing later nudging her to join the University of Nebraska--Lincoln's ballroom dance team. Tara's love of dance soared with self-choreographed Waltzes, Viennese Waltzes, and West Coast Swing routines while in school. She even incorporated dance into a few Cornhusker Football Marching Band halftime performances. Tara competed at NEI in 2013 at the college bronze and silver levels scoring Division 1 ratings across all styles of dance. Beyond the college experience, Tara choreographed student grade-level performances based on popular musical decades, video games, and television theme songs. She also taught ballroom dance lessons and choreographed dozens of dances of all varieties in Omaha throughout 2019 into early 2020. Every November, Tara revisits one of her favorite routines with her husband... their first dance. "I love the person I become when I dance, telling my story in a powerful way with the connection built with my dance partners." All are welcome whether it's your first lesson, you've been dancing for years, or have taken time off.


Sarahí Lopez

Bio and photo coming soon!


Stacie Frescas

Bio and photo coming soon!


Josephine Langbehn 

Bio and photo coming soon!


Elizabeth Hall

Elizabeth Hall has been teaching dance since 2001. She previously owned Omaha Ballroom Dance studio for over 17 years. In 2020 she won 1st place in Intermediate Line Dancing at the UCWDC Worlds Country Dancing competition in Nashville, Tennessee. She is currently working in Real Estate and is licensed in Nebraska and Iowa and plans to begin teaching again in 2022!


Ron Shepard

Bio and photo coming soon!


Officers and Board of Directors

Mark Dungan

President

Kathy Ferrin

Vice President

Dennis Volentine

Secretary

Linda Myers

Treasurer

Patti Cooper

Director of Membership Management

Shannon Renee

Director of Organizational Development

Elizabeth Hall

Director of Community Engagement

Our History

Formation of Omaha Swing Dance Club

1997

20 Year Milestone (click here to view)

2017

COVID-19 Cancelled Everything

2020

Name Change to Omaha West Coast Swing, Rebrand and Relaunch post-COVID

2021

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