Larry Caves

PHYSICAL EDUCATION BLDG. EAST
TEMPE
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002
Instructor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
2002

Research Interests

Research to develop and integrate multiple national and world syllabi into a universal component system to facilitate ease of learning across the wide range of patterns and concepts.  Currently working on a creative course for curriculum development in the university setting.    

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I
DCE 224 Latin/Swing/Ballroom II
DCE 294 Special Topics
DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III
DCE 484 Internship
DCE 499 Individualized Instruction
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 693 Applied Project
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I
DCE 126 Country-Western
DCE 224 Latin/Swing/Ballroom II
DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III
DCE 494 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I
DCE 126 Country-Western
DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III
DCE 394 Special Topics
DCE 494 Special Topics
DCE 584 Internship
DCE 593 Applied Project
DCE 693 Applied Project
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I
DCE 126 Country-Western
DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III
DCE 494 Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I
DCE 125 Latin/Salsa I
DCE 126 Country-Western
DCE 224 Latin/Swing/Ballroom II
DCE 225 Latin/Salsa II
DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III
DCE 494 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I
DCE 125 Latin/Salsa I
DCE 126 Country-Western
DCE 224 Latin/Swing/Ballroom II
DCE 225 Latin/Salsa II
DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I
DCE 125 Latin/Salsa I
DCE 126 Country-Western
DCE 224 Latin/Swing/Ballroom II
DCE 225 Latin/Salsa II
DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I
DCE 125 Latin/Salsa I
DCE 126 Country-Western
DCE 224 Latin/Swing/Ballroom II
DCE 225 Latin/Salsa II
DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III
DCE 492 Honors Directed Study
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
DCE 124 Latin/Swing/Ballroom I
DCE 125 Latin/Salsa I
DCE 126 Country-Western
DCE 224 Latin/Swing/Ballroom II
DCE 225 Latin/Salsa II
DCE 324 Latin/Swing/Ballroom III

Presentations

Senior Lecturer and instructor for ASU since 1993.  

Honors/Awards

Highest honors in National Dance Council of America Bronze through gold teaching certification.  Earning top-teacher awards in more than 50 national competitions.  Earning top 6 in Rising Star American Smooth and International Latin dance over a period of 15 years of competitive dance.  

Professional Associations

<p>National Dance Council of America, A+ Through D+, American Smooth, Amercian Rhythm, International Ballroom, and International Latin. Founding member of the Professional Dancer's Federation, Member of the United States Terpsichore, Examined member of the Dance Masters of America.&nbsp;</p>

Service

Fifteen years of service to the Mesa area Cotillion classes for the Mesa Country club, Chandler Service Club and the senior center of Mesa.  20 Years of serving at advisor to the Ballroom and Latin Club, changing to Devil Dancesport 12 years ago including more than 5 volunteer events per academic year to serve the ASU and our local community.  

Work History

<p>Over 40 years of competitive/Exhibition partnership&nbsp;dance and owner of three dance studios during that time.&nbsp; ASU faculty since 1993 introducing more than 10,000 ASU students to the joy of partnership dance and the benefits of community through dance.&nbsp;&nbsp;3 years as a Level 1 engineer for Atlantic Richfield Company.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Consulting

Certified International coach for Dancesport in Ballroom, Latin, American Smooth, and American Rhythm. coaching amateur and professional competitors locally, nationally and internationally.

Board

Full member in National Dance Council of America, a founding member of the Professional Dancers Federation, Member of United States Terpsichore, an examined member of Dance Masters of America.

 

Industry Positions

International and National Professional competitor for over 40 years earning more than 50 top-teacher awards.  The owner and manager of three dance studios, World of Dance, Candlelight Studios and 25-year owner of Stardust studios in Mesa Arizona.  Worked 3 years as an L1 petrochemical engineer for Atlantic Richfield Company.  

Pro Bono

Advisor to the Devil Dancesport club on Campus with volunteer coaching and teaching throughout the ASU and the local dance community.  Consultant to students and amateurs wishing to enter the field of competition and teaching in the field of partnership dance, with over 20 students teaching part or full time in their area of passion. 

Expertise Areas