Kathy St Jean and Randy Deats

Kathy St Jean

Kathy St Jean is the Co-Director of The Dancing Feeling.   She has an extensive background in dance, spanning ballroom, country, performing arts, and holds a degree in dance. Her classes and private lessons are lots of fun yet very focused on good technique and giving her students what they need to achieve their goals whether it be just plain fun social dancing or up through professional competitive dancing.

Kathy is a certified championship ballroom judge registered with the National Dance Council of America and is a certified master level judge with the United Country Western Dance Council. Kathy holds the office of Vice President of the UCWDC Judge Certification Program where she governs the world-wide Judge Certification program. This position has given Kathy the opportunity to train judges worldwide, travelling to Asia and Europe. Kathy is a professional member of Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance, North American Dance Teacher Association, Dance Teachers Club of Boston (with dual membership in ballroom and performing arts) and Dance Educators of America (performing arts).  She has served as chairman and examiner of the ballroom section of Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston (DTCB). Kathy has also served as a member of the faculty for the Rhode Island College Dance Department for 8 years. She can frequently be seen as Chairman of Judges at ballroom competitions.

Kathy loves teaching both social and competitive dancing. Her students have consistently place at the top of their divisions (including winning numerous world titles and top male student awards). To date Kathy’s students have won 9 world titles! She is also the recipient of numerous top teacher awards. Her students have also performed with Kathy at the Samsung Dancing with the Stars Road Tour Pre-Show at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence. Kathy has appeared on the original NBC-TV series “Dance Fever” and has taught aboard the Crystal Harmony Cruise Ship.  Her Performing Arts dance company performed in Disney World as well as winning numerous competitive awards.  She is also co-event director of the New England Dance Festival. Kathy’s passion throughout life has been dance and finds great rewards passing on her love and knowledge of dance to her students. Combine Kathy’s passion along with her credentials above and you will find she can help you have fun and be the best you can be.

Check out this great article about Kathy and the New England Dance Festival from Boston Voyager! Click here!


Randy Deats

Randy Deats is Co-Director of the The Dancing Feeling. He is a sought-after coach and renown teacher. Students travel from throughout New England to train with Randy. His experience, knowledge and comfortable teaching style helps people achieve; great comfort on the social dance floor as well as highly competitive dance success. Randy is excellent with beginners through Professionals. Randy’s teaching style makes people feel relaxed and confident so they can have fun learning quite rapidly.

Randy can be seen adjudicating throughout the United States. He is a certified championship level judge with the National Dance Council of America (NDCA) and is also a certified master judge with the United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC).  He judges both regional, national, world title events. Randy also holds the position of Chairman of Judges at various competitions. In addition to judging competitions he is frequently seen as the Master of Ceremonies of many competitions throughout the United States.  Randy has taught many seminars at UCWDC events. He is Co-Head Coach of the Rhode Island College Ballroom Dance Club.

Randy has won numerous awards for his competitive dancing, his choreography, his PBS TV show “Dancing Disco” and his book. He is a member of the North American Teachers of Dance Association (NADTA). He has served both as an officer of Dance Teachers’ Club of Boston (DTCB), the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance (ISTD) and the National Dance Council of America (NDCA). Randy has served as Examiner for Dance Teachers Club of Boston. His TV series “Dancing Disco” won an Emmy for outstanding instructional programming. Randy has also taught aboard the Crystal Harmony cruise ship traveling throughout the world.

Combine Randy’s patience and passion for working with people with his qualifications below you will see why he is always sought after as a teacher! Randy is also co-event director of the New England Dance Festival.   Randy remains involved not only in the day-to-day affairs of the studio, but continues to personally be involved in the ongoing training of both staff and students.