About Educated Feet

Educated Feet is owned and operated by Sheila Phillips. We are in the business of teaching people how to do ballroom and social partner dancing—and of providing opportunities to dance.

We offer group classes as well as private and semi-private lessons (no partner necessary). We particularly enjoy preparing couples for their wedding. We are also available for private parties.

We feel that dance has no age boundaries. Educated Feet instructs at all age levels—grade schoolers, teens and adults, as well as senior citizens.

Sheila Phillips

Sheila is a certified instructor in Ballroom, Latin, and Swing. Swing and Salsa are currently the most popular dances and happen to be her favorites!

Jitter-bugging parents, a step-dancing grandfather, and an uncle who played the spoons...it's no wonder dance instructor Sheila Phillips loves what she does...it's in her blood!

Sheila and Son

Sheila has taught dance for close to 30 years. She received formal training in Jazz dance at college age, went on to become certified with the Golden State Dance Teacher's Association, and continued her training at the Washington Dance Club in Seattle. She was co-founder and coach for the national award-winning Swingin' Hep Cats and coached a teen dance troupe known as Island Hep Cats. She has taught for USA Dance and also for the Bainbridge Island Metro Park and Recreation District, Poulsbo Parks and Recreation, and health clubs and schools on and off the island. Currently, Sheila is teaching at her studio on the south end of Bainbridge Island.

She believes in sharing the joy of dance and finds special satisfaction in teaching social partner dancing.