Paula Chambers is an artist, dancer and Hoop Dance instructor living and dancing in Bloomington IN since 1986. A graduate of The Chicago Academy for the Arts Paula has an extensive background in Theatre, Dance and Textile Arts. Paula helped found The Hudsucker Posse Hoop dancers in 2009 when she discovered (hula) hoop dance as a way to have fun, get fit and find her flow. She has completed over 100 hours of Hoop Dance teacher Trainings since 2010 and teaches Hoop Dance at both Panache Dance and Windfall Dance Studios. Paula has served on the Board of several Not-for-profit agencies in Indiana with her specialty being Event Planning and Promotion. Paula is the facilitator for The Dance Network Alliance~DNA, and the Dance Genre representative on the of Arts Alliance Steering Committee. Paula also owns a Boutique for Dancers, The Dance Circus. If you want to know where to dance in Bloomington, or what is happening dance-wise around town contact her at thehudsuckers.com. email
Dancer and fiddler Tamara Loewenthal has been performing and teaching various styles of step dancing for over 20 years. Growing up in the Appalachian foothills of southwestern Pennsylvania, Tamara fell in love with clogging as a young adult and has been flatfooting ever since. A founding member of the nationally recognized dance company Rhythm in Shoes, she has toured across the United States, Canada, Great Britain, and Japan. She has won awards for her clogging, including a blue ribbon at the Mt. Airy, NC, Fiddler’s Convention. Tamara is also an accomplished French Canadian step dancer and received a 1999 Fellowship from the Arts Council of Indianapolis to study with masters in this field. In addition, she is a nationally known caller of square and contra dances, and teaches at dance camps around the country. Tamara produces an annual concert, The Percussive Dance Extravaganza, showcasing some of the best regional rhythmic stepping. She is also a recipient of three Indiana Arts Commission Individual Artist grants, most recently for 2014. And she is the artistic director of Fiddle ‘n’ Feet’s Foot Squad, a troupe of dancers who bring old time clogging routines into the 21st century. email
Sandy Myers is owner of Panache Dance, a local, independent dance studio featuring ballroom, Latin, Dance fitness, Bellydance, and more. Sandy is a certified professional teacher who has taught group and private partner dance lessons since 2008. Specialties include Salsa, West Coast Swing, and wedding choreography. email Facebook
Kay Olges joined Windfall Dancers in 1995, and became President of their Board of Directors in 1997, and has served in that capacity ever since. She is still an active member of the company. Kay created and directs the Reading Through Movement Literacy Project.