David and Kiki Nye
717-560-1659
109 Winter Hill Road, Lititz PA 17543


DANCE DUO
       LANCASTER

About David and Kiki Nye



DAVE & KIKI NYE

OUR STORY


        In the 1980's David was tired of sitting around at events not knowing how to dance. He didn't like a lady leading him in dance! With so much musical back round with his family's famous singing group and his love of music and rhythm... Well, it wasn't right not to know how to lead.  So he marched right into Arthur Murray and said 'Teach me to dance!" His hard work paid off. He became one of their prize students earning many first place awards.

Kiki  also just loved to dance. Her dance back round was in ballet, tap, jazz and modern and many styles of dance. She  learned every dance that came down the pike.  But, she had never learned ballroom dancing. One of her dreams was to learn to waltz! 

Her family loved music and dancing. Her Mother danced in Lancaster during WWII years at USO, Rocky Springs Ballroom, Maple Grove Ballroom, and the Valencia Ballroom in York  to the Big Bands like the Glenn Miller orchestra. 

Kiki's father, the first of his family to come to 'America" from Greece in 1895 taught her Greek dances when she was hardly walking. She learned quickly!


Here's the rest of the story..............


         David and Kiki have been dancing together since their first date in 1990.  The perfect ballroom "Cinerella" date. A "Tea Dance" made in heaven at the beautiful Hotel Hershey!   David taught Kiki Rumba first.  She loved it so after that Kiki began taking dance lessons at the Arthur Murray studio. David had been there for 6 years already. Talk about intimidating for Kiki!!!  But she learned and did very well winning many awards for her dancing.

A year later they were married! I guess that tells the tale!


They have continued their  dance career with professional teachers and coaching ever since. These years of professional  ballroom dance training has brought them so much joy. They love all styles of dance from swing to waltz.  There grandson does a mean Hip Hop!!  Plus knows some ballroom too.

Yes, they are always up to date.

The one thing that they hold in their hearts is the joy of teaching dance and seeing their students excel.  Plus, the wedding dance couples they have taught have had such beautiful results.  David and Kiki are very thankful for their God given talent.


Dancing, being so important you can see the results as many in their family know how to ballroom dance and love it!!


      Teaching others to dance is their greatest joy. You can sense that immediately in their lessons.


They teach together giving the student/s the full advantage of 'both sides of the coin' in partnering skills, steps and styling.

   You can just see and feel the joy and passion they have for dance every time they step on to the dance floor.


Dancing is contagious! It's just a wonderful feeling to be able to put into motion the feelings and emotion that music creates.  The possibilities are endless.

David and Kiki have continued to pass on the joy they feel in their hearts for ballroom dancing and all genres of dance now for 26 years.


This "Danceduo" strives to teach the basics well to make sure that their students can be proud of their dancing.


Life is motion for sure!        They 'Dance the Dance'!



David and Kiki Nye's dance experience:

  • Excellent marks in numerous Arthur Murray competitions from 1984 thru 1991 Pro-Am competitions.
  • Entered a talent show on their honeymoon in Mexico 1991. That was fun!
  • Competed in Keystone State Games - A  preliminary competition to the Olympics at HACC in 1992. They received 1st and 2nd place marks.
  • They were the featured  dancers at two Sweet Adaline's Annual stage Productions in Lancaster in 1993-94.
  • Performed  exhibitions for the Lancaster's Business Women Association and other business organizations 1993-1997.
  • Performed as Prize students and featured dancers in Larry Ronson's Special Teacher dance events at the Elks Club in Lancaster PA.
  • Performed as one of the featured talent offerings for the 35th Longs Park Anniversary Celebration held at Longs Park.
  • Performed as the featured dancers in the Opening Number for Encore Dance Center's Annual Review June 1999.
  • Performed at the Dance Debut Ball celebrations sponsored by Diana Johnson  of Danse Classique in 1999  & 2000.
  • Performed for the Breast Cancer Awareness Event in Lancaster 2010.
  • Kiki held the office of president of the Lancaster Chapter of United States Amateur Ballroom Dance Association now USA DANCE INC. for 3 years.  She encouraged ballroom  dance interest by organizing a chapter demonstration team with the help of many in the organizations locally. David at her side helping the entire time dancing for nursing home residents and professional organizations in many areas.
  • They continue to try to find time to volunteer for various organizations.
  • They have taught ballroom dancing and performed dance exhibitions for private and formal parties.
  • They will dance anywhere! If there is music playing they will dance to it. They have even danced "off the cuff'" for instance at Inner Harbor on the sidewalk to very pleased the musicians. 
  • They have also a long history of doing dance demonstrations  in many different parts of PA with Big Bands and in neighboring states.
  • They continue to be enthusiastic members of USA DANCE Inc.  The USA DANCE monthly dance venues are offered within the tri-county area.
  • They also held their own dances called 'Yata Yata' at the Lancaster Tennis and Yacht Club the monthly for 7 years locally to give their beginner students a place to dance that was comfortable and  not intimidating.

Dave and Kiki have helped so many learn the joys of dancing to enrich their lives,  to enhance their weddings and social dancing and to continue to make the wonderful and treasured friends through dance.
They are very thankful for them all.
Once you learn to dance you will dance all your life!!



Keep Dancing in our Heart!