Gotta Dance At The Jersey Shore

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Gene Hildner

Gene, while in the United States Air Force, learned to dance from an 
Murray instructor at the U.S.O. Club in Pheonix, Arizona in 1951.  He 
continued to dance and became an assistant teacher and then teacher.  He 
taught there until 1954.

He was shipped to England in 1954 and taught dancing at the Officer's Club 
the Service Club at Bentwaters Air Force Base until his discharge in 1955.

Upon his return to the USA, he accepted a teaching position with Dale 
Studios.  He taught for them in New York City and Jersey City.  He also 
taught teachers training classes for the studio.  He remained with Dale 
Studios until 1970.

After leaving Dale Studios, he freelanced for several years, teaching 
privately & running dance socials in various places.

Gene met Helen in 1983 at a social she was holding at her studio.  He 
teaching at the studio and giving dance shows & champagne hour contests 

They married in 1984 and continued to run the studio together.  They sold 
studio in 1992 and moved to Atlantic City, NJ and began teaching ballroom 
privately in homes.

March 1995--Started running social dances  and teaching for Seashore 
            in Atlantic City, NJ, on a weekly basis.

June 1995-- Started a program sponsored by the City of Atlantic City 
            & Human Services Department on Garden Pier.  Their program 
            consisted of teaching & demonstrating ballroom & line dancing

1995-1996---Gene & Helen created original line dances & a new method of
            teaching ballroom dancing in a line form.

1996--------Gene & Helen started doing shows for various organizations,
            casino shows at Harrah's & The Grand Casino.

1998--------Started teaching ballroom dance classes for the Brigantine
            Education & Recreation Department, Brigantine, NJ.

Present-----Gene continues to teach ballroom & Latin dance classes for the 
            Brigantine CER & also for Somers Point & Ventnor.  These are 
            usually 8 week courses in the fall, winter & spring for the 
            Adult Education courses.

            Gene also teaches weekly classes on Wednesdays at:
            Christ Church
            157 Shore Road
            Somers Point, NJ
            7:30-8:30PM(Silver & Gold Patterns)

            Beginner ~ Intermediate ~ Advanced
            $10 per person

            Doors open 7:00PM
            Practice before & after the class!

            Call Gene for more info:  609 287-5143


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