A seasoned instructor/performer who has taught at some of the most prestigious schools in the country, Nathan Hescock founded Rhythm Break Productions in 1999 and set out to fill what he considered voids in the partner dance industry. His goal was to make dance classes accessible and people-oriented, and to create environments where students would feel comfortable and at ease while learning.
Rhythm Break began offering dance instruction as a fitness alternative as well as for team-building and corporate events. It was an instant success. Ballroom and Latin dance classes were given at the corporate headquarters of Goldman Sachs, Citicorp, New York Life, JP Morgan Chase, Pfizer, Bristol Myers Squibb and American Express. Nathan was also asked to be the Ballroom Dance Instructor for the United Nations, where he has taught for the last 10 years.
In 2002, Nathan created dance class for fitness titled "Ballroom Burn" which has become a corporate success. In 2007, he teamed up with esteemed dancer Bonnie Herbert create the Ballroom Burn video which is being offered at New York Health and Racquet Club.
In 2005, Nathan gave birth to NY Wedding Dance/Rhythm Break Studio, a specialty studio that specializes in the art of wedding dance. Devoted exclusively to private lessons in private settings, the studio was recently featured on Nightline and I-Caught, Brides NY, and New York Magazine. Now in it's third year, NY Wedding Dance is setting the industry standard for wedding dance.
In conjunction with the studio, in 2006 Nathan launched his off-beat "Dance In Your Pants" instructional DVD series which allows couples unable to come in to the studio for classes to learn from the comfort of their homes. He also recently launched the "How to Dance At Your Wedding Without Looking Stupid" DVD which is geared particularly towards couples preparing for their weddings. (DVDs are available online at www.danceyourwedding.com)
In 2007 Nathan expanded his dance enterprise to the not for profit realm and teamed up with well known dancer Paul Harrison to found "The Ballroom Foundation" whose mission is "touching lives through dance". In a short time, Paul and Nathan have set up classes for people with Alzheimer's at the Chelsea Adult Center, classes for the blind at Visions, and classes at the American Cancer Society and West Village Adult Day Center.