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Mark Harris

  Mark Harris teaches Ballroom, Country & Swing. He enjoys working with beginners and wedding couples, as well as advanced students.  Mark has won many "Top Teacher" awards, and was the 2011 ACDA Top Male Teacher of the Year.    

Mark is a 3-time American Country Dance Association National Champion, is a U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships Award Winner, an Eight time State Swing Dance Champion, and has won many titles in West Coast Swing.

  Mark and former partner, Glenda Evans, won many  1st Place Swing titles, and were 2nd in the Nation on the Masters Tour in 2007 & 2008 (Masters National Swing Dance Championships.). Mark was also 3rd in the Nation on the 2006 Masters Tour with his wife, Mary.    

Mark is a DVIDA & N.A.D.T.A. Certified Ballroom Instructor, Accredited in Country Dancing by the National Teachers Association, was Head Judge at the Show-Me Showdown, Grand Prix of Swing & the Midwest Westie Fest, was a Swing Judging Coordinator for the Oklahoma/Kansas State Swing Dance Association, and is a former State Director of the NTA (National Teacher Association). Mark is a member of ProDVIDA, N.A.D.T.A., NDCA, NTA, WSDC, and the UCWDC.



Mark taught some of the first Youth Ballroom Dance classes at several area schools. Check out this Kansas City Star article about those classes! Mark was also a featured dancer in the feature film, "Blog, The Movie."

Mark was the instructor for the Cow Town Swing Dance Club and the Topeka Swing Dance Club. Mark travels to many dance events during the year, dancing with his Pro/Am students, competing, working as part of the event staff, teaching workshops, judging, scoring, as MC or DJ.

Mark also enjoys helping couples prepare for their "First Dance". He can either teach you a few moves that fit "Your Song", or choreograph the whole song to give it that "Special Touch" that everyone remembers. The choice is yours! Mark will be glad to edit the music for you. You will find notes from some couples that Mark has helped here!     


Mark's students have done very well in competition. Mark & his students, helped Walters Dance Center win Top Studio at the 2008 Nebraska Invitational Ballroom Championships, the 2013 Heart of America DanceSport Championships, and the 2014 Heart of America DanceSport Championships!  


You can reach Mark at:

(816) 665-6275 or mark@waltersdancecenter.com






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