Mentors

Mentors are a great resource for new dancers! Each of them has been on the team for at least a semester and is dedicated to helping you grow your dancing. You will see all of these mentors at practices, hard at work. Some of the mentors will also be teaching your introductory lessons. Feel free to approach mentors at practice and ask questions.

Below is some information on who our mentors are, and how to contact them for additional help.

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Steven Chick

Steven's information will be coming soon!

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Deshauna Hammond

Hey everyone! My name is Deshauna and I'll be the community outreach chair this year. I started with the team 3 years ago and dance gold in all 4 styles. I fell in love with dance from the first day and love spreading that joy to others through the many leadership and mentorship positions I've held on the team, as well as with friendship. If anyone has any questions about anything, feel free to reach out to me, I'll be glad to help!

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Heidi Levin

Heidi joined UConn Ballroom in 2013 as a physical therapy graduate student at UConn. Since then, her love of ballroom has only grown. She presently competes gold latin and open standard, but enjoys dancing all styles. She is excited to give back to the team as this year's competition coordinator and as a senior mentor. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask!

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Ben Toth

Ben's information will be coming soon!

Junior Mentors

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Helen Bian

Helen's bio will be coming soon!

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Rebecca Chalmers

Hey there everyone! My name is Rebecca Chalmers and I am the Team Captain for UConn Ballroom.

I am currently a Junior studying Technical Theater and Design with a focus in Costume Construction. I joined Ballroom as a freshman and I am currently dancing in the silver level. I can honestly tell you that it didn't take me very long to find a place here in this ballroom family and I love every minute of being here with everyone.

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to reach out to me or any one of my fellow officers! Thanks and have a great day!

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Edward McManus

Edward's Bio will be coming soon!

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Erin Shapland

Hey guys! I'm Erin and I'm the treasurer for UConn ballroom. I'm a junior majoring in Political Science and minoring in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. I joined ballroom in the spring of 2017 and I am dancing Silver level this semester for the first time. My favorite styles are Standard and Rhythm, and I love anything in the Swing family. If you need anything don't hesitate to shoot me an email, I'm always happy to help!

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Kaitlyn Wallace

Hi Everyone! I’m Katie and I’m vice-president of our team. I’m a political science/ communications double major, so I might be the actual vice-president someday. Until then, you can find me dancing every Thursday night. If you have any questions or suggestions about our team, please reach out!

When you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance.