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DeSarge Danceworld Staff

Edward Sargent

Edward "Sarge" Sargent
Owner/Instructor & Choreographer

Sarge (as he is known by his students) has taught dance for over 35 years owned studios in South Africa (for 14 years) and then moved to Naperville 21 years ago. Sarge has established a reputation and is widely known within the Chicago dance community.

Sarge has pure passion for teaching dance, evidenced by unwavering high energy, infectious enthusiasm and total dedication. He does not simply teach he motivates, creates, sculpts, encourages and inspires. His range of dance knowledge and accomplishment allow him to offer instruction seldom found at other dance studios. Not only does Sarge have the ability to train the most awkward, self-conscious beginner through the most skilled dancer, he maintains a sincere interest in doing so to help each of his students achieve the fullest potential of personal growth.

Sarge, an NDCA dance professional, is Bronze, Silver and Gold qualified in American style Smooth and Rhythm dances as well as International certification  in Standard and Latin Dances (US Terpsichore Assn.) His dance achievements include South African Rock & Roll Champion, 24 hour dance marathon winner, and has won numerous awards as Top Teacher, Top Manager, Top Studio, and has won many dance competitions nationally and internationally.

Carole Sargent

Carole Sargent
Owner/Instructor & Choreographer

Carole has always loved teaching, earning a Bachelor degree from Olivet
Nazarene University and a Master's Degree from Northern Illinois University.
She spent 18 years teaching math at the high school and college level.
She also coached the varsity cheerleaders taking them to many local and regional competitions.

Carole's love for teaching branched out into the world of Ballroom dancing.
her teaching experience gives her the unique ability to break down steps and make them easy to understand. Her people skills put students at ease as they learn to dance.

Lauren Byrnes
Lauren Byrnes
Instructor/Competitor & Choreographer

A native of Michigan, Lauren comes to DeSarge Danceworld with an extensive background in dance including Ballet, Jazz, Lyrical and Tap. Lauren started dancing at the age of 2 and began competiting at the age of 8. Lauren was a part of the Suzette's Masters of Dance Company that won several national championships and was a member of the national champion Varsity Dance Team for 4 years at Eisenhower High School in Michigan.

Lauren instructs both Latin and Ballroom styles and competes in national competitions with her students. Her students would agree that Lauren is a dedicated, focused instructor who moves with incredible beauty, grace and elegance. We are pleased to have Lauren on staff at DeSarge Danceworld.
Devin Ryan
Devin Ryan
Instructor / Competitor / Choreographer

Devin is a certified professional instructor under the DVIDA syllabus. Devin competes with his students in various competitions and has won the Top teacher award at the Harvest Moon Ball Competition in Chicago. Devin's passion for perfection is clearly visible by his committment to his training, which is evident in his dancing and teaching skills. He brings a natural ease, youthful energy and drive to the dance studio. Devin has over eight years of involvement in orchestra, choir, marching band and drum line.
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