Instructors

Have specific dancing goals in mind? Whether it’s feeling more comfortable in the social dancing scene, focusing on technique, nailing a specific pattern, or preparing for competition…

Private lessons have many benefits and are a great way to progress your dancing at a faster rate. Lessons provide you with 100% of your instructor’s time and attention and an individualized focus to your specific needs.

All of our instructors are available for private lessons. If interested, please email rocketwesties@gmail.com or fill out the form on our contact page.

Jennifer Nye

Jenn has been dancing since 1996 and has been a ballroom and swing dance instructor since 2005. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, she specializes in West Coast Swing and regularly teaches with Rocket Westies, as well as at local Ballrooms. Additionally, Jenn is a regular West Coast Swing competitor at events across the US and has placed in multiple divisions. Above all else, Jenn believes in elevating everyone’s dance and you’re never too old to learn how to.

Patrick Moise

Patrick fell in love with West Coast Swing over a decade ago. He has been dancing competitively since 2011 earning second place award at Grand Nationals in Atlanta. His teaching credentials include OK Coral, Gee’s Place and Crossroads Music Hall. As a founding member of Rocket Westies in Huntsville, AL, Patrick is dedicated to promoting WCS in the Tennessee Valley. From host to DJ to promoter, Patrick is excited to spread the love of the dance to the Rocket City and beyond!

Travis Nixon

Travis started dancing in 2014 and soon fell in love with West Coast Swing. He has been competing in the Rising Star division since 2015. Having coached soccer for several years, he loves sharing his knowledge with others and has turned that love towards dance. Travis’s teaching credentials include Amendment XXI, The Flying Monkey, and Madison Ballroom. Always wanting to help foster a stronger community, he enjoys supporting and instructing at local and regional events.

Jake Haning

Jake is a champion level dancer having won the Classic Division on multiple occasions. He is an enthusiastic, and creative dance professional specializing in West Coast Swing. He started his dance journey twenty years ago.