Kat Painter started line dancing in 1994 and fell in love with this style of dance. She became an instructor a few years later and has been teaching country line and couples dancing for over 24 years and teaching ballroom dancing for over 18 years. She has been the head dance instructor at Stoney’s Rockin' Rodeo in Sacramento for the last 15 years and is sought after to teach at various bars and events in California.
Ranked an Advanced competitive dancer in both the World Swing Dance Council and the Country Two Step Tour, Kat travels regularly to compete and teach at events. She has taught at events such as Stagecoach, Vegas Dance Explosion, Hawaii Line Dance Festival, South Bay Dance Fling, North West Dance Fest, Cambria Western Days, and Fresno Dance Classic, among others. She is proud to have won the ACDA 2021 National Championship Division III title, as well as won the choreography competition at the Vegas Dance Explosion in 2015 and three 1st place awards in the Advanced Two-Step Jack and Jill and West Coast Swing Jack and Jill and Strictly social divisions at the 2018 UCWDC Worlds Championships.
In 2010, she received her B.A. in Dance with an emphasis in Choreography. Kat has studied many types of dance from ballroom, country, and folk to ballet, modern, and swing. She thinks that dance is the best way to keep the mind and body in great shape. Here’s to 20 more years of dancing!!!
February 15-18, 2024