Susan Sperl studied ballroom dancing under the studio system. Using a combination of professional instruction and self study, she worked intensively for two and a half years to gain accreditation as a "Master Instructor"; certified to teach American Ballroom and Rhythm through the Gold level. For twelve years she danced in shows and competitions, honing her technique and studying with many great coaches from America and Britain such as Brian and Susan Puttock, Corky Ballas, and Sam Sodano. Recent studies include Argentine Tango and more vernacular styles of swing and lindy. To keep her accreditation current, Susan is studying the revised USISTD syllabi and plans to recertify all levels.