About Us

Who Are We?

First Dance owners Kyle "Honey" Larsen and Buddy Stotts, have won 1st place titles including: The US Open Swing Dance Championships, Virginia State “Swing Fling” Championships, Hustle USA and American Swing Dance Championships. They gained national recognition for their “Robot Doll” number.

They've taught at major independent dance studios in New York City. Kyle was Dance Director at Stepping Out Studios (where they met!) and is accredited with the Imperial Society of Teachers of Dance. She was director of Stepping Out’s Swing Company and also developed and ran their International Modern program. Teaching highlights include: The Lincoln Center “Midsummer Nights’ Swing”, The South Street Seaport “Twilight Dance Series”, The Rainbow Room at Rockefeller Center, Sony Records/Julio Inglesias’ “Tango” CD, and teaching celebrities including Peter Jennings, Jeff Prost (Survivor Host) and Matthew Modine.

Both professional actor/singer/dancers, Buddy has appeared On Broadway in "A Chorus Line" and "Barnum". Kyle  appeared Off B-way and began her ballroom career with American Ballroom Theatre. Their film & TV dance credits include: “Sabrina”, “First Wives’ Club”, “Blue In the Face”, “The Cosby Mysteries”, “USA Up All Night” and “Good Day New York”.

Together they have performed on stage and at special events including Frankie Mannings’ 80th Birthday Bash “Can’t Top the Lindy Hop”, Tavern on the Green and Resort Hotels. As a Comedy Team they were the featured act in “Big Band at the Savoy” in Myrtle Beach and as an opening act in a Miami tour.

DIRECTOR/CHOREOGRAPHER TEAM

In addition to operating First Dance, Kyle "Honey" and Buddy  perform, direct and choreograph in Atlanta, They appeared in "Catching Fire", and danced Argentine tango at the movie premiere of " Takers".

They were the director/choreographer team for BK Productions' "A Chorus Line",  "42nd Street", "White  Christmas" and five seasons of "The Georgia Senior Follies". 

Kyle also choreographed in NYC "White Tie and Tails" and Regionally for the Florida Repertory Theatre (Over the Tavern, The Guys) and at the J Howard Wood Theatre (Nunsense II, Private Lives, Bullshot Crummond & Nobody Loves A Dragon). She was director/creator of The Daza Dance Performance Team, a group of high level amateurs who performed all styles of ballroom dance.

Kyle & Buddy are available to choreograph for theatrically for stage and film as well as for competative ballroom, latin and swing couples and teams.

 

First Dance Productions

404-217-0099; 404-550-6805

Email us at 1stdanceatlanta@gmail.com