Gerry’s Ballroom and Latin Dance studies began in Toronto Canada where he trained under the direction of Barney Cruikshank, British Ballroom Champion and his daughter Mary – Latin aficionado. Gerry danced in Kingston and Toronto for the Polish White Eagle Dancers in Ontario, and traveled through Poland for intense training. While studying and obtaining his Associate Exam, he taught 6 nights a week for Peel Board, Oakville Parks and Rec., Toronto Schools, where, on any given day – he would have 30 couples in a school gym, going the proper way around the floor – dancing a foxtrot or a waltz.
He has taught ballroom and latin classes for 30 years, at parties, for corporate events and many many couples their first wedding dance. The smiles always abound as Gerry prides himself in getting a couple together and even looking into each other’s eyes. This is couple therapy at it’s best. Gerry loves even more, to teach the families of wedding couples so that at this most special event, everyone has the best time.
He loves to ride his road bike all year long, any distance and just about anywhere. He also likes football and hockey, go Leafs! Vera, his partner on the bike, on the floor and in life, is present only to demonstrate. He says just try a session – you’ll like it. Gerry works part time as an Apple Specialist in Boulder. Gerry has run 10 marathons including 2 Boston Marathons, and rode “Ride the Rockies” in 2001. Whether its dancing on the pedals of his bike or dancing on the dance floor to music he is always ready to teach.