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)






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.







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: 214-893-4254 or or visit our web site at

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



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.






    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





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

teacherJuly 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

himJuly 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








    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:                  214-893-4254 (Mobile)

  Address:                8734 Woodbrook Drive, Dallas, TX 75243

  IM:                         (469) 888-6999 (Skype)

  Marital status:        Single



                                                                                         Social Network

                                                                                          Social Meetup


                                       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: 214-893-4254