Sara began blues dancing in 2001 in St. Louis, and has been on the leading edge of the blues dance community since then. She has been teaching blues dance throughout the Midwest since 2004, and here in Sweet Home Chicago since 2007. She spent two years as the Blues Program Manager at Big City Swing, where she built a thriving blues dance community that grew to need its own space, now Big City Blues. As a teacher, Sara is passionate about helping the traditional forms of blues dance persist across generations, and loves getting in to the nitty gritty of what makes a dance not just good, but excellent. She is also an avid event organizer, and is well recognized as a driving force behind bluesSHOUT!, the nation's premiere blues dance weekend.