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"A true gem of ballroom dancing, Maureen is in a category all her own.  Maureen finds a way to make learning ballroom dancing fun and easy.  Because of her advanced degrees in education she is able to teach to a wide range of ability levels and learning styles.  She focuses on the student and the product.  "My students are a reflection of me and I really care that they look good and feel good about their dancing ability."  This sets her apart in the ballroom dance community.  When attending your first class, Maureen makes it a comfortable environment, which makes it easy to get involved in ballroom dancing quickly.  She finds a way to instill confidence at every level.  Whether you are learning ballroom dancing for a wedding or just want to learn a new type of dance, Maureen makes it both pleasing and inviting." Testimonial from

Lyn Gebhardt

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Maureen C. Hickey M.Ed.


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Maureen C. Hickey, M.Ed


30+ years experience teaching beginner to advanced levels in various dance, sporting and recreational pursuits. Training in and lifelong commitment to health, fitness & wellness.  A strong ability to plan and implement instructional programs for groups or individuals conducive to student participation, motivation, active learning and long-term carry over.  Master of Education and Bachelor of Science in Education

Professional Experience

Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor – self-employed 1993 to present.  Owner of MoDancing LLC  Teach group classes and Private Lessons from beginner to advanced levels in all of ther ballroom dances.  Currently teaching at Perinton Community Center, Nazareth College, Rochester Institute of Technology, and Highland Hall Ballroom.

Previously taught at Harro East Athletic Club, Xerox Recreation Association, Italian American Community Center, Wegman’s Sports Club, University of Rochester Fitness Center, Brooklea Country Club.

Preschool Teacher at Winton Road Nursery School - current

Physical Education Teacher St. John of Rochester Schools 2000 – 2008

Instruct physical education for Kindergarten to Sixth Grades

Following the curriculum guidelines of NY State, Diocese of Rochester, and AAHPERD

Administrative Head Teacher & Full Time Preschool Teacher - Winton Road Nursery School         



Master of Education, Sports Medicine & Athletic Training

Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 1987

Consulting intern to International Wheelchair Design Research Project

International Disabled Games 1987  Long Island, NY

Bachelor Of Science, Physical Education 1980

State University of New York College at Cortland, Minor in Music, Concentration in Dance

2 years performing with College Singers, participated in International Music Festival, Mexico City 1978

Competitions with Ballroom Dance Formation Team at the World Championships in Blackpool, England

and Prestwick, Scotland, 1979 & 1980.

Bronze, Silver & Gold Professional Medal Exams with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance,

Certification as a Professional Ballroom Dance Instructor from Dance Educators of America 1994,

Certification from GPDIA in West Coast Swing 2016

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