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WHO TEACHES THE CLASSES?

Hello, my name is Robert Jordan and I teach all the classes at Vogler’s Studio in Winston Salem. My wife of 43 years, Kathy Vogler Jordan, is my only substitute teacher. We have three children: Richard, 35 years old, Cherie, 31 years old, and Lana Loraine, 22 years old. All three have been involved at the Dance Studio all their lives.

My wife and I founded Vogler‘s Studio in 1978 in Welcome, N.C. Since then I have devoted myself full time to teaching young children to dance. I believe my best reference now is my students. I invite you to talk to parents of my current students, come by to watch a class, or borrow a DVD of one of our performances. I am certified to teach the Performing Arts by Dance Educators of America (ballet, tap and jazz), to teach ballet, tap, jazz, and acrobatics by Dance Masters of America, and I am also a certified United States Association of Independent Gymnastics Clubs Coach. I have a BA degree from the school of Education at N.C. State University. I am constantly training with other dance teachers to refine my teaching and keep up with new teaching methods.In 1983 I opened Vogler Dance Studios in Winston Salem and now teach several second generation Dancing School students.

I teach all my classes myself. I do not hire anyone to teach any class for me. If you come to Vogler’s Studio either I will teach your class or my wife Kathy Vogler Jordan will. I believe this is important. I have found that once I have established a rapport with a student after teaching them one subject or one year it is very easy to teach them another subject or the next year. I enjoy seeing my students progress over the years.

What makes Vogler Studio classes special?

  1. I group all my students by age and ability. The more uniform a group of students is the easier it is to teach them. Beginners are divided by age and experienced classes are leveled by ability.
  2. My multi-disciplinary approach to dance keeps students’ attention not only over the course of a 90 minute class but also through the years. Students will enjoy the ballet portion of the class the most one month, the tap portion of class the next month, and the baton twirling portion the next. We’re always dancing to music, just in different ways.

Classroom

My classroom has been specially designed for dancing. I have built a floating floor riding on 2000 foam blocks. This “Spring” floor will help protect against injury but its main purpose is to make dance more fun. I have 1,484 square feet of gymnastics mats in my classroom. This enables each student to participate safely and progress without having to wait for an empty mat.


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