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On February 15, 2014, the Torrance Cultural Arts Center presented Dancing with the South Bay Stars, featuring nine local "stars" paired with professional dance instructors competing for your votes. Switzer Learning Certer's "Star," Executive Director Dr. Rebecca Foo, was chosen to compete this year along with her partner, professional dance instructor, Isaiah Meders from IM Dance Happy Studio, located in the West End Club in Torrance, CA. Read on to find out why our Stars decided to dance the night away...

Dr. Rebecca Foo

Dr. Rebecca Foo joined Switzer Learning Center in 1988. A licensed psychologist, Dr. Foo has been honored as 2006 Woman of the Year by the California State Legislature for her work with children with special needs and her leadership in the field of special education.
Working with Isaiah is a lot of hard work, but thankfully, it is a lot of fun too! He's taught me so much, and is very patient and calm no matter how many attempts it takes for my body to get it right!" commented Dr. Foo. " He reminds me of our Switzer Staff, and how we patiently need to nurture our students until they get it right. I'm so excited to support the Torrance Cultural Arts Center, to finally develop some dance skills, and to help our kids at the same time."  To learn more about Switzer Learning Center, please visit


Isaiah Meders

Master Instructor, Isaiah Meders, began his career in dancing with humble beginnings in 1995. A professional competitor, Isaiah developed the Copacabana  Dancesport competition team; developed a non-profit community organization, Pharcyde Dance Center; in addition, he co-founded a Social Salsa program, Dance Salsa Jax, and a Rueda program, RuedaJax Salsa. Both of these programs are Jacksonville's first of its kind. Isaiah is also a member of many community organizations, such as American Heart Association,  ILAB – Independent Living for the Adult Blind, AAU Junior Olympics (Board member), and many more. Pursue a new passion and learn more about Isaiah and his dance studio, "IM Dance Happy Studio." "I'm so happy to be a part of this wonderful event, and I'm proud to be supporting such a worthy organization," said Mr. Meders. "To see first hand the inspiring work done at Swtzer Learning Center, and to hear the many success stories, is awe inspiring."

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