Tonie Lynne Bense

 

Tonie Bense, owner and director of Tonie’s Dance Workshop in Panama City, Florida, is a dance educator and avid dance enthusiast.  Her studio has been in operation since 1976 and it has grown to two locations and over 600 students.  In addition to teaching weekly classes at the studio, Tonie travels the country participating and teaching at dance seminars and conventions ensuring that she stays up with the latest dance trends.  Tonie is the daughter of Mary Alpha Johnson who is well known in the dance community nation wide.  Mary Alpha developed “The Magical Kingdom of Dance” featuring the Alphamat, The Encyclopedia of Dance, and other materials designed to teach the young dancers. Mary Alpha was recently featured in Dance Studio Life magazine highlighting her years of dedication in the field of dance.  Their combined passion for dance and this innovative teaching method is one that Tonie is committed to sharing with her fellow dance educators.

 

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