Kurt Senser and Heather Powers
Photo By Brad Whelan
Kurt and Heather's journey first began at Two Left Feet 2010, a couple months later, they decided to dance a night club two step Pro-Am with very little practice and took first place. It was at that moment, they decided to start working together to develop their own style combining Kurt's partner training and Heather's graceful talents.
Kurt Senser’s passion for dancing and teaching began in the 1980s in San Diego. In 1999, Kurt moved to the Bay Area and opened his own dance studio. He has won many competitions, including the United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC) World Championship Division III in 1997 and winning the 2012 U.S. Open Sophisticated Swing Division. However, he is most proud of winning the award of “Top Teacher” for the last several years. Fluent in many of the ballroom and latin dances, Kurt has a wealth of knowledge in partner dancing that shows in his clean lines and smooth connection.
Heather Powers started dancing ballet at the age of 3 and then professionally at 14. Her training includes Joffery Ballet in New York, New Jersey Ballet, and Cleveland Ballet. She was introduced in the West Coast Swing dance community when she was training competitive gymnasts whose coach was the mother of a top dancer in West Coast Swing. Heather started to compete in 2010 and soared her way through the Jack and Jill circuit including winning 7 out of 8 competitions, including Champions Invitational at a single event. She currently competes in the Advanced Division. Heather decided that she not only enjoyed bringing her classically trained influence on the social dance floor, but also desired to share her passion for dance in a routine format. It was at this time, she approached Kurt about putting together a routine. Kurt was hesitant and got into the routine pool "one toe at a time." Once they started working together, they not only gelled well, but also received numerous positive feedback on their partnership.
Together, Kurt and Heather bring a tremendous combination of talent and diversity to the dance community. They are currently celebrating their success of not only debuting their first sophisticated routine, but winning the prestigious 2012 U.S. Open Sophisticated Swing Division. When they are not traveling, Kurt and Heather can be found teaching throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.