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Dallas, Texas 75254

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Aimee Mendez


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What inspired you to become a dancer?
I watched Championship Ballroom Dancing on T.V. with my mother. I said to her "I can do that!" She said "You think you can dance like that, you should be a Ballroom Dancer!!" I said "Oh Mom, that's so silly!" (Moral - always listen to your mother!)

What is your favorite thing about teaching?
I specialize in teaching couples and I always am so happy to see a couple engage at a deeper level exponentially while they dance. I get to be there when they look at each other so lovingly in a special way!

Do you have a mantra you live by or a favorite motto?
A quote by Martin Luther King Jr really resonates with me: "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?'"

Who is the most inspiring person you know? 
My mother was one of the most intelligent people I have ever met but recently I met the first mother in space, Anna Lee Fisher, and I'm so excited and blown away by the wonderful women in this world that have paved the way for women today.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
I would literally travel the WHOLE world. Cunard Line has many world cruises and I've already researched them. It's only a matter of time, and I'll sail away :)!

What is your favorite thing to do on your day off?
Travel!

What is on your grocery list?
Sushi and wine.

What is your favorite T.V. show to binge watch?
I'm very into "Game of Thrones" right now.

What are two things not many people know about you?
I have freakishly exceptional hearing. And I like to pretend that I don't have good hearing.

Where did you grow up?
Southern California.

What is your secret talent?
Marriage Counseling.

What is your guilty pleasure?
12 Year Old (and older) Single Malt Scotch.

What is your weirdest habit?
Not sure.

What celebrity embodies your inner rockstar?
Daenerys Targaryen (I know she's not really a celebrity but she is a Warrior Princess like me!)

What is your go-to sing-in-the-shower song?
"Cruisin'" Smokey Robinson or "One Fine Thing" Dede Bridgewater, Irvin Mayfield and The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra /"One Fine Thing " was the song that was played when I walked down the aisle at our wedding.

What is your favorite food/restaurant?
Soho Food and Jazz.

What's on your bedside table?
Depends on the time of day or night :).

What did you want to be when you grew up?
An Actress.

One word people use to describe you?
Aimeezing.

What never fails to get you out of a bad mood?
Samba.

What are the top three things on your bucket list?
1.  World Cruise.
2.  Scuba Diving.
3.  Perform on "Dancing With The Stars".

What is the best advice you ever received?
If you think you have a problem, decide if it's a small or big problem. An example of a big problem is someone is shooting at you. Only worry about the big problems.

Aimee teaches Wedding Preparation Workshops on Saturdays.  Check out our Class Calendar for more details.  She is also available for private wedding lessons, Click Here for more information.