Dance for Joy Workshop!

“Dance for Joy” Two-Day Workshop

June 24-25, 2019
Wellesley High School, Wellesley, MA

Instructors: Kathy Brophy & Beth Aufiero

* For all K-12 educators, health professionals and nurses! (12 PDP’s)

About the Instructors:

Kathy Brophy has been in the Health and Wellness fields for the past 26 years. She is in her 12th year as a Fitness and Health Teacher at Wellesley High School. She is the 2015 MAHPERD (Massachusetts Association for Health Physical Education Recreation and Dance) High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year, as well as the 2016 SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America Eastern District High School Physical Education Teacher of the Year. She has had a passion for ballroom dance for several years and is currently taking lessons at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Franklin, MA. She has enjoyed competing at the amateur level in The Boston Open Same-Sex Dance Championships and The April Follies which is the longest standing same-sex competition in North America. In 2018 Kathy placed 2nd in Smooth and was named American Rhythm champion from NASSPDA (North American Same-Sex Partner Dance Association). Kathy cannot imagine life without dance and wants to continue to share this wonderful form of exercise and creative expression.

Beth Aufiero began dancing in high school and studied modern, hip hop, and African dance. But when she took her first East Coast Swing lesson in 2002, she was permanently hooked on partner dancing. Since then, she has studied ballroom, swing, and country western style partner dancing and has enjoyed social dancing, competing, and performing. In 2007 she became a member of the MIT Ballroom Dance Team where she focused on International Style ballroom and Latin dance. Beth began teaching dance in 2010 in order to share her love for dancing with others. Since 2013 she has been choreographing and directing a country western and ballroom formation team. She looks forward to continuing to teach and introduce more people to the benefits of ballroom dance.

$99.00 MAHPERD Members
$199 Non-Members

Dance for Joy Workshop Registration List



Grab your dancing shoes and get ready for this incredibly fun & exciting professional development event!

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Please contact Maria Melchionda if you have any questions.