Tricia moved to Woodbury, MN at age 21, and managed On Your Toes School of Dance/Retro Ballroom (now called Duende) in St. Louis Park. Tricia worked with her Professional Dance Partner, and then brought him to Woodbury with her to explore the east side of the Twin Cities that had no ballroom dancing! She married him at age 22 and they opened a ballroom together in Woodbury, both which lasted 7 years. Tricia rebranded and opened a new Ballroom Dance studio, Dance and Entertainment Studios, where she continues teaching over 20 styles of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, and Country dances! Tricia teaches Group Classes and Private Lessons, and Choreographs and Coaches our Performance Teams in the studio, and also competes Pro/Am with her students. Outside of the studio, she provides Event Entertainment- dance lessons, performances, and music DJ services, for galas, country clubs, schools, churches, health and wellness programs, corporate team-building, and more. Outside of the Twin Cities, Tricia teaches for two different Dance Cruise companies: Dancers at Sea and Kismet Dance Journeys, which have taken her to Europe, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Bahamas, and many of the Caribbean islands. After much success, she now runs her own studio Dance Vacations, taking her staff and clients dancing at all-inclusive resorts. Tricia is an active member of the University Club of St. Paul, the Woodbury Chamber of Commerce, is a Diamond Sponsor to the Woodbury Royal Ambassadors program, and has won several awards and recognitions in the community, including Woodbury’s 2011 Business of the Year.
Outside of the studio and travel, Tricia keeps busy with her kids: Lucas age 11, Olivia age 9, and their dog The Dude, age 4. Tricia is taking up golfing, and is working towards her Travel Agent certificate and license.