Hi! I'm Allen Driskill. By day I'm a mild-mannered Research Scientist for a major metropolitan tech company. But, when I'm not earning a living, I'm a dancer and a dance teacher.
I teach ballroom dances like Foxtrot, Waltz, Quickstep and Tango. I give lessons in East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, and Hustle. I also teach Latin dances like ChaCha, Rumba, Meringue, Samba, Mambo and Salsa. I can even get you started in Nightclub Two Step, Country Two Step or Polka.
I teach in and around Worthington, Ohio, USA. Many of my students come from Columbus, Ohio, and its suburbs: Dublin, Granville, Hilliard, Upper Arlington, and Westerville. In a world of young, thin, handsome dance instructors, I think I stand out from the crowd!
I am a member of NDTA and NTA. I am a graduate of MSU1, OSU2, and WU3. I am also a proud alumni of, and certified by, MIT4 and FFSDA5. (I love footnotes because they sound like they should have something to do with dancing, but they don't.) My real credentials are being a dance student myself since 1986, and a dance teacher since 2003.
I only teach Social Dancing: easy-going, non-competitive dancing that's just for fun, exercise, and socializing. It's a great hobby, a wonderful excuse to spend time with your Significant Other, and the ticket to membership in a huge world-wide community of friendly and fun-loving people.
My wife, Edie Milligan Driskill, is also a dancer and a teacher. If I'm "a little bit ballroom" then she's "a little bit country." She prefers line-dancing, partner-pattern dancing, and country lead-follow dances like Two-Step. Check out her line-dance video website: www.LineLessons.com. For info on her WILD Country (We're Into Line Dancing) club, check out the "WILD Country" Google Group or visit them on the WILD Facebook Page.
Together, my wife and I host, instruct, and DJ at the "UU Dance Fellowship" every Monday night. I teach Sunday afternoon group classes at my home, and private lessons on weekday afternoons/evenings. Edie teaches at the Worthington and Dublin Community Centers. We have also taught at many of the social dance venues around Columbus, Ohio, like the dances at the Elizabeth Blackwell Center and the weekly swing clubs. There's more info about all our classes on the Dance Events page.
1 Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky
Ohio Business Certificate 1949839
DUNS Number 833155505
Dancing is the poetry of the foot. ~John Dryden
Rocky: "I'm worried because there have already been two attempts on your life."
Bullwinkle: "Oh, don't worry. We'll be renewed."
Rocky: "I'm not talking about the Bullwinkle Show."
Bullwinkle: "You had better; we could use the publicity."