Director & Coaches


Director & Coach Debbie

After spending 14 years working for the Forest Service, she decided to spend more time with her two sons (Shane and Gabe), she became a Cub Scout Leader, and started employment with the Rapid City Area Schools. In 1993 she had an opportunity to transfer to the City of Rapid City, Parks Division and started teaching line dancing to her friends and subsequently her own dance classes. In 2012 she retired from the City of Rapid City and is now a Real Estate Appraiser and the Executive Secretary for the ND Appraisers Association. 

She has been teaching dance in the Rapid City Area since 1993 and started the Hot Shots Performance Dance Team in 1997 which is still very active today. She loves to travel, go on hikes and walks, spend time with her family (especially her 2 grandchildren), and of course – Dance!

She continues to encourage people of all ages to learn the fun and joy of dancing. 

Dance! It is good for the Heart!!


Coach Marilyn


Coach Lexi

I am currently a senior at Stevens High School. I plan on attending the University of South Dakota next fall.  I joined the Hot Shots in 2010. During my years on the team I choreographed multiple routines and routines for the Hot Shots Dance Camp.      

I am now the coach for the Princess Team. I enjoy working with the girls more than anything. Watching them grow and become amazing dancers brings me so much happiness.      

I’m excited to see what the future holds!