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Matthew Smith and Kate McGowan

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Ballroom Dancers
South Bend, IN


KATE McGOWAN was raised in South Bend and began dancing at age 6 at Southold Dance Theatre, where she studied ballet, tap, jazz, modern, and lyrical. She also took her dancing talents to the stage in various productions; such as Anything Goes, Singing in the Rain, and Cabaret. Kate has been teaching Ballroom, Latin, and Swing dancing for over 2 years. She also competes in the Professional American Rhythm Division. MATTHEW SMITH has been dancing for 8 years and teaching Ballroom, Latin and Swing dancing for over 6 years and is currently a full-time instructor at DanceSport. He competes professionally in the American Rhythm Division (finishing as high as 4th in the finals at the Indiana Challege in 2010 and 2011) and Pro/Am with his students. He also enjoys art illustration, graphic design, and martial arts.