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Cassie grew up here on the Ct shoreline. Cassie is a 200 Certified Yoga Teacher. Yoga has helped open endless opportunities in self-discovery, It has promoted continued growth in experiencing the richness and beauty of life, and has been a constant source of the freedom and confidence necessary to understand and value her true nature while continuing to grow. Yoga introduced Cassie to Reiki Healing; she is a Certified Reiki Practitioner. Cassie believes in the power of the healing light as she has seen it heal and open people up from healing aches and pains to helping to clear emotional blocks. Yoga and Reiki combined has helped to heal mental and physical ailments through practice, proper alignment, and by making a conscious effort by inviting loving thoughts and healing energy in. Cassie’s intention is to align the body and its energy systems, and most importantly the intelligence of each individual body and inner-teacher to create a practice that is true to honest individual growth.  She Uses music, poetry, and laughter in class to help herself and students, to let go, have fun, and enjoy the journey.



Ryan, originally from Kansas was introduced to line dancing when his fiance Nicole signed him up for classes in January or 2017.  He quickly progressed and wanted to teach others what became such a great experience for him.  Ryan continues to serve as an active duty member in the United states Navy.

Missy has always loved to dance.  She has taken Jazzercise on and off for almost 20 years and became certified to teach in 2012, which she proclaims as one of the best decisions of her life :).  She lives in Mystic with her husband Jay and three kids.

Cassandra has always been a dancer and started Jazzercising when she was in high school attending class with her mother.  In 2007 she was certified to be a Jazzercise Instructor.  After a brief hiatus, in 2016 she was re-certified and enjoys teaching at the Gales Ferry location.

Leslie has lived in CT all of her life.  While raising her children in West Hartford, a neighbor convinced her to try Jazzercise in 1997. One class was all it took.  She became certified in 2005 and has taught in numerous studios throughout the state.  Currently she teaches, in Gales Ferry, Old Saybrook and Madison.  She also directs a handbell choir at her church in Avon, and owns sunset Beach Designs, LLC which features her handmade, sea-inspired creations.

Lisa, one of the owners of Dance Country, wears multiple hats and teaches both Jazzercise and Country Line and Partner Dancing.