Instructors’ Biography

Fred Astaire Studio Director - Owner - Dance Instructor: Dan RutherfordFred Astaire Studio Manager - Dance Instructor: Lindsey RutherfordFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Nicole CarrollFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Jonah SchneiderFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Todd TravisFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Kseniia TashkinovaFred Astaire Dance Instructor: Todd TravisFred Astaire Studio Receptionist: Corinne Bane


Jonah Schneider

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Fred Astaire Dance Instructor: Jonah Schneider

Jonah Schneider
Dance Instructor

Place of Birth: Indianapolis, IN

Favorite Food: Fillet, Vanilla, Dark Chocolate, French Onion Soup, Broccoli, and the list goes on and on!

Favorite Music: I love all music but it mainly depends on the weather and the mood I’m in

Favorite Dance: I love all dances since I can express and emote differently with each dance and style. But If I had to it would be Bolero, Viennese Waltz and the Cha Cha!

Competition Style: American Rhythm

Teaching Style: my students and I compete Professional/Amateur, in all 4 styles: American Rhythm and Smooth / Latin and Standard. I also do choreographed Solo exhibitions with Students. I teach wedding couples their first dance and dances for their reception. I also teach social dances

What I Love most about teaching? What I love about teaching is guiding people to become the dancer they want and help them dance like they never imagined they could.

Who I admire the most and why? Besides my mother I admire Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, because they were both great dancers and entertainers. They both had the gift of working dancing into everyday life to share with the masses.

One thing most people don’t know about me: I used to be very shy and quiet before I became a dancer. Dancing helped me overcome my shyness.

Hobbies: – Besides dancing, I enjoy watching the Colts and Football on Sunday’s. I like to ride my motorcycle with my Dad and Brother, riding my bicycle, passing the football, and working in my yard to name a few.

One of the coolest things I’ve done: – One of the coolest things I’ve done is dance on the main stage of the 2007 Disney Christmas Day Parade with DWTS.

More Facts: I have been ballroom dancing since 1997. In 2003 I started my professional career as an instructor and competitor.

I enjoy teaching both social and competitive dancers. My goal is to help everyone feel comfortable on the dance floor and reach their dancing goals. In my own dancing,

I have competed and performed across the United States winning numerous competitions and placing in finals with my professional partner Lindsey Rutherford.

I also perform showcase solos and compete in the Pro/Am competition events with my students. I am always continuing my dance education and training with the top coaches in the World.