Our Dance Instructors and Support Team
Let our team of Professional Dance Instructors help you have the time of your life. Come enjoy all the benefits that Ballroom, Country, Latin, Swing Dance & Zumba have to offer. Most important…it’s fun!
It’s good to know that you’re in good hands at The Dancing Feeling. Our professional instructors:
- Are patient and kind
- Make learning fun and easy
- Love to teach beginners through professionals
- Love to teach social and competitive dancing!
- Love teaching wedding couples
- Love to teach children and teens
- Love dancing and love to help you enjoy the benefits of dance!
Among our staff, your will find teachers who have or are currently:
- Competing locally, nationally and internationally
- Coach other teachers nationally and internationally
- Appear on television
- Choreographed for Disney World
- Train teachers for professional exams
- Certified judges who have officiated at regional, national and world events
- Taught on cruise ships
- Serve as Chairman of Judges at competitions
- Create Professional competitive choreography
- Receive top teacher awards at various competitions
- Have students who have won world titles
- and the list goes on!
Join us and see how fun learning to dance can be!
Meet our Staff:
Rachael Mooney has been on Staff of The Dancing Feeling for many years! Her expertise and knowledge of Ballroom and Country dance is impressive. She enjoys helping her students grow through private lessons that have a great balance of fun as well as technical information to help you learn as quickly as possible. Rachael offers her students the opportunity to compete in both ballroom and country dance competitions as well as studio showcases. Her students consistently place in the top of their field including at the World Championships. She is the recipient of many top teacher awards. Rachael is also the head coach of the Roger Williams Ballroom Team.
Josh Morgenstein has been teaching at The Dancing Feeling for quite some time. He is a sought after teacher both for social and competitive lessons. Josh travels to many competitions across the United States where his students consistently place at the top of the fields. This occurs at both regional and world competitions. He has been the recipient of many top teacher awards. Prior to turning professional Josh competed as an Amateur and earned four World Titles to his credit. This is in addition to winning numerous competitions throughout the United States. Josh also enjoys dancing at studio showcases where he helps his students display their talents with fun and creative choreography. He is the Co-Head Coach of the Rhode Island College ballroom team.
Maureen Ford joined The Dancing Feeling staff with a tremendous background in education. For many years she was a school teacher specializing in Physical Education. Her love and appreciation of the benefits of dance led her to incorporate ballroom dance lessons into her curriculum for high school students. Maureen enjoys performing with her students at studio showcases. Prior to turning professional she enjoyed many successful ballroom competitions as an Amateur with focus on American Rhythm and American Smooth. Maureen also specializes in Lindy Hop and Charleston.
Deborah O’Donnell: The Dancing Feeling is privileged to have Debbie as one of our qualified staff for over twenty-five years. Debbie teaches both ballroom and Zumba. She has certification from Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston and the Zumba Association. In addition, Deborah has danced, taught and performed for various events such as: Newport Preservation Society, Festival Ballet Fundraiser, WaterFire in Providence, Swarovski National Corporate Gala and many more. Debbie is a proud contributor to the “Dancing with the Stars of Mentoring” since its inception 11 years ago. Debbie has coached Sammy Morris of the New England Patriots who competed in the fundraiser to a perfect score victory! She is also one of the few Zumba teachers that actually knows how to dance and teach the various dances that Zumba embraces. Come join one of her classes – they are filled with energy
Briana Crowley began ballroom dancing many years ago during college. Her love for dancing was so strong she decided teaching ballroom was only natural. She incorporates her many years of performing arts training into her teaching style. She teaches high energy group classes as well as one-on-one private lessons where she helps the dancer to become the best he or she can be. She loves teaching social ballroom and wedding couples. Briana has a great touch designing the perfect wedding dance!
Anthony Scalzi began ballroom dancing in 2009 while attending Rhode Island College. Anthony served as President of the Rhode Island College Ballroom Dance Club and was instrumental in initiating the Rhode Island College Annual Collegiate Ballroom Competition. Anthony enjoys teaching group classes and private lessons. He is kind and patient and his students enjoy dancing showcases as well as competing at various dance competitions. He currently competes professionally in the American Smooth Division at NDCA competitions.
Carol is one of the friendly faces you see behind the desk! Carol is a former Country Western dance competitor. She and her husband Arnold competed for many years and still love dancing. Today they enjoy both ballroom and country. Carol loves working at the studio as it is such a “FUN” job!
Noah Carsten not only teaches at the studio but also heads our social media operations. Noah can be seen competing with students at both ballroom and country competitions. He is a former president of the Rhode Island College Ballroom Dance Team. During his years on the team he enjoyed competitive success in the collegiate ballroom circuit. At the same time Noah also competed as an amateur in the UCWDC competition circuit before turning pro. Now you can see him currently competing in the UCWDC circuit as well. Noah enjoys teaching both group classes and private lessons where he shares his passion for dance!