Barry Gazaway

 

Adjunct Faculty at Dallas County Community College District (Richland)

Dallas/Fort Worth Area  Entertainment

 

Experience

Current

Owner/President at Quality Entertainment Services, Inc

Adjunct Faculty at Dallas County Community College (Richland)

 

Past

Staff Instructor at Sandunga Dance Studio

Chapter Coordinator- U. S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association at USA Dance Dallas

Third Party Agency Instructor at Norwegian Cruise Line

 

Education

Le Tourneau University

Richland Community College

 

Recommendations

6 people have recommended Barry (see bottom of page)

 

SUMMARY

 

Live a purpose driven life according to my faith and values. Serve as a positive influence on those I come into contact with in my personal and professional life. Most importantly for my own benefit and growth learn from my efforts and mistakes in pursuing these stated objectives.

 

EXPERIENCE

 

Owner/President

Quality Entertainment Services, Inc

January 2003 – Present (9 years 8 months) Dallas/Fort Worth Area

 

We specialize in offering quality instruction for a reasonable price. We find that students learn more quickly and retain knowledge longer when they combine private instruction with regular group lessons & practice sessions.  We offer group lessons for public and private events as well as private instruction for singles, couples and weddings.  We teach a variety of dances including Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Salsa and C&W. We operate in studios located throughout the Dallas/Ft.Worth Metroplex.

 

Current and former clients include: St Ann Catholic Church, St Peter Catholic Church, Bright & Co. Marketing, University North Texas, Brinker International, Citywide Infectious Disease Assoc, Norwegian Cruise Line, Sportsridge Athletic Club, S'cool Continuing Ed, Richland College, UT Arlington, Plano ISD, Allstate Insurance, YMCA

 

You can come to our locations or we will travel and teach at yours. Please contact us to discuss your needs & desires regarding dance instruction. Call: 469-579-7621 or Email:qes3000@yahoo.com or visit our web site at www.barryjgazaway.com

This position is associated with:    3 Projects

Barry has 5 recommendations for this company (see below) including:

Missi Armstrong

Merlyn Monteiro

Luis Gonzalez

Danny Jones

Ben Weinstein

 

Adjunct Faculty

Dallas County Community College (Richland)

January 2003 – Present (9 years 8 months) Richland Community College

 

Part-time dance instructor for Continuing Education Department

Classes- http://www.richlandcollege.info

 

Staff Instructor

Sandunga Dance Studio

January 2004 – January 2005 (1 year 1 month) 2155 North Marsh Lane, Carrollton, Texas 75006

 

Experience included sales and establishing a Ballroom Dance program consisting of individual & group instruction, and bi-weekly Ballroom Socials.

 

Chapter Coordinator- U. S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association

USA Dance Dallas

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Entertainment industry

December 2002 – January 2004 (1 year 2 months) 3630 Harry Hines Boulevard Dallas, Texas 75219

 

Established Dallas Chapter 5044.

USABDA (aka USA Dance) is a non-profit 501c (3) organization recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee as the National Governing Body for amateur ballroom dancing in the United States.

Establishing the chapter entailed sponsoring local social dances and local PSA advertising to generate an interest for membership plus:

· developed procedures for social activities

· assembled and managed volunteers to staff such activities

· kept track of and documented fiduciary transactions

· designed all forms and literature used in admin. functions

· sought & interviewed appropriate candidates for the board

· followed bylaws in accordance with certification guidelines

My last duty was to preside over the final election of board members. Today the chapter has over two hundred & fifty members.

 

Barry has 1 recommendation for this company (see below) including:

Patsy Stephenson, Director of Operations, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture

 

Third Party Agency Instructor

Norwegian Cruise Line

Privately Held; 10,001+ employees; Leisure, Travel & Tourism industry

January 1999 – December 2002 (4 years) On Board Various Ships

 

Provided group dance instruction for cruise patrons. Solely responsible for choosing which dances were taught, usually in coordination with nightly entertainment "themes". Conducted social dance events as part of nightly entertainment programs.

 

Purchasing Manager

Clark Consulting

Public Company; 201-500 employees; Financial Services industry

February 1984 – December 2001 (17 years 11 months)

 

Promoted to Corporate Services Manager in 1995. Responsibilities included:

• Department budget planning, submission, reconciliation and control

* Consistently under budget for six years

• Corporate space planning, personnel relocation, and office construction

* Managed $900k build-out which was completed on time and under budget

• Headquarters facilities management including office security and access control

* Established security procedures and maintained control over access systems

• General procurement of office supplies, equipment and services

* Established on-line procurement and billing for multiple cost centers

 

Staff Instructor

KC Dance Studio

December 1996 – January 1999 (2 years 2 months) 3701 W. Northwest Highway, Dallas, Texas 75220

 

Experience included sales, individual & group instruction, and assisting in social events.

 

EDUCATION

 

    Associate of Arts (A.A.), Business/Psychology

    Richland Community College

  • Freshman & Sophomore Curriculum
  • Astronomy
  • Spanish
  • Dance - Jazz, Tap, Ballet

 

    Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Business Management

    Le Tourneau University

Grade: 3.93/4.0

  • Old & New Testament
  • Cost Accounting
  • Marketing
  • Statistics
  • Business Composition

 

Coaching Instructors 

  • Gocha Chertkoev               International Latin
  • Shorena Gachechiladze   International Latin
  • Randy Lynn                        American Smooth
  • Jim & Jenell Maranto        American Smooth (DVIDA)
  • Cody Melin                        Country Western

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

Owner/President

Quality Entertainment Services, Inc

 

“Barry is a "soup to nuts" dance instructor. We first went to Barry for Group Dance lessons. I enjoyed the lessons so much, I've now been taking from him for over three years. He's knowledgeable in several aspects of dance: Smooth, Rhythm, Swing, Latin, C&W. Barry will begin your lessons by "starting where you are". If you have NO experience, he starts at the beginning. If you have a little knowledge of dance, he starts with what you have! I started as a beginner and have now competed. Dance helps me sent my mind free for a little while; get away from the stresses of life. It encourages physical activity, too!

I would highly recommend Barry as a Top-Notch instructor!”

 July 22, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, Good Value

Missi Armstrong

hired Barry as a Dance Instructor in 2009, and hired Barry more than once

 

“Barry is a highly skilled and professional instructor that does a phenomenal job effectively teaching both advanced and beginner students. I consider him a subject matter expert in his field.”

 July 18, 2012

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

Merlyn Monteiro

hired Barry as a Instructor in 2011, and hired Barry more than once

 

“We first discovered Barry by chance after calling around for dance instructors for our annual corporate recognition event and were thoroughly impressed by his teaching style and results and the overwhelming enthusiasm of all the participants.  We subsequently hired him for a social gathering and again had an absolutely wonderful time and were especially happy with the fact that he was able to come to our home to do the dance session. One of the couples in attendance subsequently brought Barry back in for a church youth group event and again, the results were overwhelming positively. We most recently hired Barry last year for our daughter's wedding and surprised the wedding party with salsa lessons for all of our guests, which was a great hit. I was especially appreciative of Barry's kind words to me after watching my parents dance at the wedding, knowing that it was the first time my Dad had danced in years due to his blindness. In short, Barry is hands down my ONLY recommendation for a dance instructor in the DFW area. He is a professional, entertaining, engaging, personable and a super teacher.”

July 11, 2012

Top qualities: Personable, Expert, Good Value

Luis Gonzalez

hired Barry as a Dance Instructor in 2008, and hired Barry more than once

 

“Barry has excellent communication skills. Dance can be complex and nuanced. Barry's work allowed us, as novices, to progress to a comfortable level. His instruction gave us the confidence to adapt so that our movement was seamless and graceful for our first wedding dance.”

 July 10, 2012

Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

Danny Jones

hired Barry as a Personal Trainer in 2012

 

“My fiance (now wife) and I hired Barry to help us with designing and coaching us for the first dance at our wedding. He did a great job. I'm pretty close to having two left feet. Luckily, Barry has a great deal of patience and my wife and I would highly recommend him.”

July 10, 2012

Top qualities: Expert, Good Value, High Integrity

Ben Weinstein

hired Barry as a Dance Coach in 2011

 

Chapter Coordinator- U. S. Amateur Ballroom Dancers Association

USA Dance Dallas

 

“I believe Barry was the first person in Dallas to see and act on the need for a "big tent" organization that would bring all kinds of dancers together - beginners, amateurs, competitors, professionals, kids, seniors, singles, couples - anyone and everyone who liked to dance.  He initiated affiliation with the national organization USA Dance to provide the right springboard. He successfully recruited the first local members and began activities that to this day enrich the lives of Dallas dancers.”

 July 18, 2012

Patsy Stephenson, Director of Operations, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture worked directly with Barry at USA Dance Dallas

 

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Languages

 

Espanol  (solo un poco)

 

Skills & Expertise

 Dance Vision International Dance Association certification training

National Teachers Association of Country Western Dance accreditation level DF 5

 

Microsoft Office    Microsoft Excel    Microsoft Word    PowerPoint     Photoshop    Windows    Outlook    Teaching    Budget    HTML

  

Groups and Associations

NDCA, NTA, NDTA, NAPM

 

Ballroom Dance Professionals

Dallas Ballroom & Latin Dancers

Richland College ThunderDucks

USA Ballroom Dance Meetup

 

Personal Information

Phone:         469-579-7621 (Mobile)

Address:      8734 Woodbrook Drive, Dallas, TX

IM:               (469) 888-6999 (Skype)

Marital status:        Single

 

Websites:     www.barryjgazaway.com

                    Social Network

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Interests:

Business, Dance, Music, Entertainment, Flying, Martial Arts, Skating

 

Contact Barry for:

What you should bring to me-

work/pay/contacts

What I have for you-

solutions/teaching skills/information

Best time-

early afternoon

Quickest response-

text: 469-579-7621