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Sara Barker, Co-Founder and Dance Program Director

Sara Barker is a certified dance instructor with a passion for Ballroom, Latin, Swing and Country dancing. She founded East Bay Ballroom on Aquidneck Island in 2004, and has shared her love of dance through group classes, private instruction, and memorable dance events ever since!


Sara has taught college dance courses at Salve Regina University, arranged choreography for area theater productions and dance presentations, and worked with local schools to offer youngsters a formative introduction to dance. She has been a strong advocate for dance in the local community for the past 12 years.

Testimonials

"I just wanted to let you know that my project presentation went awesome! The dance went really well and all of the judges loved it!  Thanks for everything! - Annie


"Thought I would let you know that Denise and I have danced the Viennese Waltz several times at our studio since seeing you!  People seem to be quite surprised and the instructors are clearly baffled.  I think it best not to tell them about our secret weapon – you!  In any case, it seems as if we really did learn something at Dance Camp in Newport.  Thanks again!" - Warren


"Sara, we both wanted to say it was incredible and fun to see you and attend your classes again !! We always leave Newport with new tips and moves, we did not realize how "rusty" we had gotten. :) Take care, and hope to see you again soon !"  - T.C. & Val.      


"Sara, Please add me to your email list for updates etc. Great Lesson tonight. You are too much fun. Thanks." - Tom

A Few Words
From Sara:

Dancing is more than just choreographed steps. Dancing invites energy, joy, and creativity into the lives of others. I love to dance -- and through supportive, fun, and enthusiastic classes -- I know I can introduce my students to an activity that is not only physical but social as well. I will constantly strive to foster my students’ goals and allow them to learn at their own pace. You will come away knowing the choreographed steps but you will also come away with friends, memories, and an activity that you can enjoy for life. - Sara Barker