Dance with Vera Kywa

About Vera Kywa

Certified Dance Instructor, Studio Owner, Event Promoter/DJ, and Event Manager

Member ISTD and NDCA

Vera Kywa, or Veada Kieva (her birth name), is a full time professional dance instructor, studio owner, promoter, event manager and DJ with over 25 years of experience and continued personal training. Vera was born in Lorain Ohio to parents who immigrated from Ukraine shortly after they arrived in the United States. She was raised in a Ukrainian community and Ukrainian is her first language. Dance has always been a part of Vera's life - dancing Tango, Waltz, Rumba, Cha Cha and Polka as well as her ethnic Ukrainian dance as she grew up. Her nick name given to her by her father was "Vertango".

Vera is the previous owner of the Toledo Ohio Fred Astaire Franchise. Her background is in teaching and training dance professionals for teaching and for competition. Although she was unable to pursue a course as a competitor herself, her professional couples and dance teams have won numerous championships and she herself won the Mix and Match dance champion title for the Mid West Region. She trained extensively with the late Dagmar Jarvel. Dagmar Jarvel was one of the foremost trainers in the United States and instrumental in establishing the dance curriculum's currently used by most Franchise and independent dance studios.

With Certifications in both the American and the International Standard of dance and extensive experience in the Argentine Tango, she is one of the most qualified instructors in the York County area to provide expert instruction in nearly any form of partnership dancing. Her expertise was developed through continued training, her passion for her profession, as well as her love of dance. These qualities have made her one of the top professionals with a special talent for creating easy, fun filled, learning experiences.

In addition to the standard Ballroom Dances, Vera also teaches Salsa, Merengue, Hustle, Night Club 2Step, Social Foxtrot, One Step, Jitterbug, Lindy, EC & WC Swing and the Argentine Tango. Her forte is in her ability to make participants in her lessons, classes, and workshops feel comfortable, learn quickly, and feel great about what they learned. Vera works with beginners as well as professional dance instructors assisting in development of dance at every level. As a dance "technician", she is an expert at understanding and teaching the methods of movement required for excellence. Vera provides dance and learning opportunities by sponsoring dance events and by inviting master instructors from out of the area to teach workshop with her - enabling the isolated town of York, PA to stay current with the dance scene.

As a studio owner and skilled instructor, Vera Kywa was known throughout the United States. Being a parent and a home owner, Vera did not travel much out of the area to teach or provide workshops and consequently, did not maintain a large Instructor profile. She publishes a weekly news letter called "2Danc with Vera Kywa" as a service to the dance community to inform readers of her events and other local events. Currently, her focus is on developing a local dance community warmly inviting anyone interested to join her in her Love of Dance.