04/13/12 Ed Scherer-Berry has joined the LifePlex Dance Academy staff as a ballroom dance instructor.

   Scherer-Berry taught ballroom dance as an Arthur Murray instructor while in college.  He holds a B.M. degree in dance (Contemporary and Ballet) from the Florida State University School of Music.  He has choreographed liturgical dances for churches, and made his debut as a ballroom dance professional in Marshall County at the 2012 “Dancing with the Stars” event.  He enjoys teaching “dramatic” Latin dances such as tango and paso doble, and smooth dances such as waltz and foxtrot, and their quicker versions—Viennese Waltz and Quickstep.

   Leslie VanOverberghe has accepted the position of LDA Representative. Her roles include answering questions and facilitating the customer in choosing the correct dance class for them or their child. VanOverberghe resides in North Liberty with her husband and two children.  Her love of dancing began at age 7 and continues today.  She loves ballet and took lessons devotedly for 13 years. After graduating Indiana University in 1989, she began her career with a toy company in marketing and soon moved into the customer service realm.  After a few years she left the business world to pursue a degree in education. During that time her first child was born and she tabled her new career choice in favor of raising her family, although she still uses that degree to tutor children who just need that extra little boost!

  Teena Nichols has joined the LDA staff as a Country Line Dance Instructor. Nichols resides in Warsaw, Indiana where she has been a licensed hairstylist for 28 years.  She began dancing in 2008 and it has become an obsession!  Teena has recently completed her level 1 training with The National Teacher’s Association for Country –Western Dance (NTA) Nichols is also training to become a ballroom instructor.  LDA is currently offering Line Dance classes on Friday evenings from 6:30 -7:30pm.  Cost is $5.00 per adult.  Family rates are available, for more information call the LDA Representative for details (936-2333).