Jan Walter grew up a cowgirl in Colorado Springs, where she danced country and western dances. She and her husband Jim moved to The Villages from Denver in 2005. Jan retired from a 35-year career as a global project manager with IBM in 2013. After retirement, she started taking line dance classes four days a week. In 2014, she began hosting an informal practice class. She teaches an absolute Beginner and Beginner class and a Beginner Plus / Low Intermediate class at Laurel Manor Recreation Center. From May to November, she teaches Absolute Beginner through Low Intermediate at Pimlico. Jan is a member of NTA (National Teacher’s Association for Country Western Dance) and is certified in Dance Fundamentals 1, 2 & 3. She and Jim have one son and daughter-in-law who live in Colorado.