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Dancing Classrooms

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Sonya Brooks

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Sonya was raised in Simpson, LA until heading to college at Louisiana Tech University where she earned dual bachelor’s degrees in speech pathology and child life & family studies. She completed her master’s degree in speech-language pathology at ULM in Monroe, LA before marrying her high school sweetheart, Stacey. As newlyweds, Sonya and her husband decided to make the big move south, making Lake Charles their new home.

Sonya worked as a speech pathologist throughout the Lake Charles area for over 10 years before opening Hope Therapy Center in 2008. Sonya had a vision for a comprehensive outpatient clinic that offered physical, occupational, speech, and aquatic therapy for patients across the lifespan. That vision was fully realized when she built her new clinic on Imperial Blvd. When asked to dance, it was an easy “yes”, as the vision of both Dancing Classrooms and her clinic are so closely aligned

 

 

 

Marcus Bebee

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Marcus began dancing at the age of 12, and it soon developed into a passion. The former rodeo bull rider and bullfighter traded in his chaps for competition dance boots at age 15.

Marcus has won numerous dance competitions in several categories over the past 25 years. He enjoys building and choreographing routines for showcase numbers and competitions. Marcus thrives on teaching the joy of dancing to people of all ages and skill levels. He offers group classes and private lessons in country, ballroom, Latin and swing dance. He is currently employed as an operator at CITGO

Mr. Bebee is a two-time Mirror Ball Winner: in 2011, dancing with Rebekah Osborne and in 2013 with Brigitte Johnson. He also won 2nd Place in 2014 with Denise Rau. Marcus’s joy is his son Gabe who drives his zeal and passion on the dance floor!

 

 

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Ballroom Sponsors
Acadian Hearing Century 21 Bessette Cheniere Energy logo
Childrens Clinic of Southwest Louisiana logo Cox Cox Filo & Camel Doris Rozas
Doug and gay Gehrig Geriatric Resources Inc Hope Therapy Center logo
Johnson Firm logo Pisceaux Properties State Refrigeration
USA Dance Youth Christus Wound Center
Media Sponsor Participating Studios
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Gigi's Downtown

Tammy Palmer’s Center Stage