Vickie is an award winning dance instructor and choreographer who travels the world training dancers of all ages and levels. She specializes in country western style dances, while offering ball room styles, as well. She is a former world champion dancer who loves dancing and has chosen to share her talent with her students. She teaches locally, in the middle Tennessee area, while still traveling the globe to teach and compete.
A native of Franklin, Tn., near Nashville, Vickie has been dancing, teaching and choreographing dance for more than 25 years. She was the principle owner/operator of Headquarters Dance Studio in Franklin,TN until 2005. She has traveled the world sharing her talent with other people and still teaches locally in the middle Tennessee area.
Vickie Vance was the first dance instructor ever hired at the, world famous, Wild Horse Saloon in, Nashville, Tennessee. She was featured on the television show "The Wild Horse Saloon Show', that was filmed at the same location. She taught there until her career required, much more, time away from her Franklin home, near Music City.
Vickie ia a UCWDC Master Level Competitor, certified UCWDC International judge and has served on the judge's council. She is a seven time national champion and the 2005 UCWDC World champion, in the PRO-PRO division. She developed, owned and operated the UCWDC dance event in Nashville, TN, called the "Music City Challenge".
In addition the "WILD HORSE SALOON SHOW", Vickie has made numerous TV appearances on "CLUB DANCE", and "DANCING USA" which was filmed at the Grand Ole Opry House, in Nashville.Vickie was featured on "GOOD MORNING AMERICA", hosted by Joan Lunden and Charlie Gibson at the time, where she treated them to a dance lesson before a national audience. She was also recently featured in the local magazine, "SPRING HILL LIFE".
Vickie is available for lessons, both private and group, and works with all skill sets, from beginners to pros. She has a very comfortable style to help put beginners at ease, yet a tireless work ethic that can help propel advanced and pro dancers to the next level. She has helped produce numerous world champions over the years but still works with amateurs who just want to have fun dancing with friends and family.
Vickie's choreography has been featured in numerous music videos. including the Pam Tillis hit, "Queen of Denia,l" and was commissioned by the Elvis Presley estate to create the "ELVIS ROCK" dance for the ten year commemorative celebration in 1987. She is also the creator of the "FUNKY COWBOY" and COWBOY HIP-HOP" dances which are still performed all over the world today. Watch You Tube videos on our choreography page.
Written By BILL KENNER and MARK WRIGHT and recorded by MARK CHESTNUT on the ALMOST GOODBYE ALBUM
Before her dance career began, Vickie owned and operated her own hair salon, named HEADQUARTERS Hair Salon. One of her clients was, Nashville song writer, Bill Kenner. He and Mark Wright co-wrote a song about Vickie's daily life. Much to everyone's surprise, country music star Mark Chestnut chose to include it on his 1993, ALMOST GOODBYE album. The song has been synonymous with Vickie's life and career ever since. Thank you guys!