Ballroom dance instructor

General info and contact

PATSY L. HOLDEN
Orlando, FL
407-282-8635 (home)
918-606-7857 (cell)
email - paradiseballroom@aol.com





Univer
sity of Central Florida

Master of Arts
Anthropology

Maya Studies Track




Bachelor of Arts
Humanities

Religious Studies Track 2007
Honors in the Major, Burnett Honors College
Delta Epsilon Iota 2008







Valencia Community College
International Dean's Award 2002 
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society  2003
President's List 2003




 

Member of the Cherokee Nation









Nutritional Therapist
The Health Sciences Academy
London
2014





Dance Credentials


(Given by the authority of the Fred Astaire Dance Association)

Bronze Teacher 1992

Silver Teacher 1993

Associate American Style 1992

Associate Dance Director American Style 1992




Dance Awards

Harvest Moon Ball
Tampa, FL
FADS Pre-Champ Champion 1992
FADS Theatre Arts Champion 1992


West Palm Beach Championships 
West Palm Beach, FL
Open American Rhythm Champion 2002

Tequila Ball
Cancun, Mexico 

Open American Rhythm Champion 2001


United States Dance Championships
Miami, FL
United States Open Professional
American Rhythm Semi-Finalist 2001


Emerald Ball 
Rising Star United States Championships

Los Angeles, CA
United States Rising Star Professional
American Rhythm 8th Place


Diamond Dancesport Championships
Orlando, FL
Open American Rhythm 2nd Place 2002





Other


Owner of Paradise Ballroom Dance Club
1998-2006

Osceola Partners in Business Award
2003


Music Director, Bishop Moore High School Drama
presentation of Godspell 2005
(directed by Kristin Wolanin)

Music Director, Bishop Moore High School Drama
presentation of Once Upon A Mattress 2006
(directed by Kristin Wolanin)

Presentation of Master Thesis
"Ballcourt Iconography at Caracol, Belize"
Maya at the Playa
archaeology conference 

Flagler Beach, FL
2009

Music Director, Orlando Fringe Festival
2011
The Pill 
(written by Jill Craddock, Directed by Mayme Paul)




Publications

 


"Civilized Dancing" 
2008 American Ethnography 
online journal

http://www.americanethnography.com/article.php?id=62




"Ballcourt Iconography at Caracol, Belize"
M.A. Thesis, Department of Anthropology, University of Central Florida
August, 2009


http://www.caracol.org/chase/publications.php





"The 1944 Cabaret Tax that Ended the Big Band Era in America"
Sacramento Art Deco Society "Modern Times" spring 2013 
quarterly publication

http://sacartdeco.org/








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