Meet the Team


Jenny Cooper


Jenny has been dancing since 2013 and truly loves it! She quickly starting teaching and loves that even more. Her background started in Country and has progressed to West Coast Swing. She teaches West Coast Swing, Country Swing, Country Two Step, Line Dancing and Night Club Two Step.


Spenser Harold


Spenser Harold started dancing in 2008 starting in country and got into West Coast Swing in 2014. He loves this journey and can't wait to share his passion with others!

Spenser teaches West Coast Swing, Country Swing, Night Club Two Step, Country Two Step and some line dancing.

Andres Garcia

Andres Garcia

Instructor/Founder of Latin Dance Bend

Since 2010, Andres has received instruction from some of the top Latin dance instructors in the industry and world salsa champions while he has attended various Latin dance festivals and congresses.  He is now pleased to share his passion and love for Latin dance, currently  focused on the styles of salsa and bachata by teaching, choreographing and performing at local and regional events. Please contact him with at

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Valerie Cummings


Valerie brings us 30+ years experience and training in American-style ballroom dance, ballet, jazz, and country; including several 1st placement’s over the year in various competitions. She is also an active participant in the local fundraiser “Swinging with the stars.” Valerie is excited and grateful to be able to teach people how to dance, as it is her lifelong passion.


Mel Smith


Melissa is an emerging West Coast Swing dance instructor. Over the last 4 years she has studied from many West Coast Swing champion dancers including Brandi Guild, Larisa Tingle, and Tessa Cunningham-Monroe. She has been dancing and competing in West Coast Swing for several years and is very excited to embark on her instructing career. Melissa believes that dance should be fun and accessible to all.

You can contact her at 541-698-8164 to book private lessons and for more information. Her private lesson rate is $40 for 50 minutes.


Doug Myers


Doug is 62-years-old and has lived in Bend, Oregon since January 2012 moving here from Montana for a new job as the CFO of a manufacturing company. He’s since retired from that job and keeps busy with other work, traveling, enjoying life here in Central Oregon and, of course, dancing.

He began dancing in 2007 and it quickly grew into a life-passion for him.

Doug’s view on dancing includes that it should always be fun…plus it’s a great way to socialize and meet new friends.

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