Richard Sharrard was first bitten by the "Ballroom Dance Bug" as a small child in the tiny hamlet of Riley Center, Michigan. In a one-room school house, his teacher gave her love of dance to him, and he enjoys passing that enthusiasm on to you.
Richard received his dance training at Arthur Murray and Fred Astaire studios and has studied with renowned teachers everywhere from London to New York to Los Angeles. He has won many awards, both as "top teacher" and for his performances.
He teaches all forms of social dance, from the classic Fox Trot and Waltz to Latin dances such as Rumba, Cha-Cha and Tango, and current hits like Salsa, Pachuco Swing and Country Western line dancing. Come and join him, get some exercise, and have fun learning some new moves.
For the past fifteen years, Richard has been the proprietor of The Dance Factory in Long Beach, and now DanceFactoryOnline.com