About Kathy Carter

There are 2 pivotal moments in my dance life:


-The day I fell in love with dance at my 6th grade sock hop; and

-The day I started started sharing my love of dance with others.

I have had the pleasure of teaching students to dance since 2001 and continue to offer a full schedule of classes. Presently I offer classes at: RJ's Dance Studio, Chemeketa Community College, The Ballroom Dance Company, The Portland Swing Club, Fitness Over 50, and Middlearth Studio. My focus is on social dance and I am probably most well-known for teaching contemporary styles like west coast swing.


Students tend to appreciate my fun-loving attitude, eye for detail, and my focused approach to instruction. Ultimately, My goal is to connect with each student while offering solid dance technique and creating an enjoyable environment. Discover dance, discover the fun!

About Jason Carter

As an aside, you may have noticed that my husband, Jason Carter, also has dance classes on the calendar. For those of you wondering about his classes, I encourage you to pay him a visit. He developed a passion for country dance when he was stationed in Louisiana (more than 20 years ago) and has since channeled that passion into other dance styles.


His classes focus on cultivating connection with one's partner and an understanding of solid lead-follow techniques. Students tend to enjoy his easy-going attitude and find his "manly" perspective more than a little refreshing!