Gilpin County Community Center 

Parks and Recreaction


Leslie Ann Dysart


We are excited to have Leslie Ann as our new Dance Instructor! Leslie Ann (L.A.) has trained in Acrobatics, Ballet, Contemporary, Funk, Hip Hop, Jazz, Lyrical, Modern, Musical Theater, Pointe, and Tap. Studios where she has trained include the Ithaca Academy of Dance in Ithaca, NY and the Broadway Dance Center in New York City, NY. She has eighteen years experience as an assistant and associate teacher, thirteen years as the Creative and Assistant Director of the Brooksville Dance Academy, and the Owner of the same Academy in Brooksville, FL for two years. Leslie Ann's experience also includes winning numerous awards, traveling with the Dance Olympus, assistant the 2001 Rockette Experience in NYC, participating in the 2002 Winter Olympic Games torch ceremony in Orlando, FL, and the choreographing and performing in several productions.


Loren Levitt


Loren has her personal training certification (CPT) through The International Sports and Science Association (ISSA). She has trained with some of the top athletic trainers and former Olympic athletes. Loren also has a degree from the Institute for the Psychology of Eating and Nutrition. She has an extensive background in Psychology, and also does personal counseling in a private practice. Loren believes in a holistic approach to helping all of her clients achieve their goals, and to feel more empowered in their daily lives.


Thomas Katkov


Thomas has a personal training certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and ACT (NCCA Accredited). He has been an athlete his whole life; playing Lacrosse, Rugby and running cross country throughout his high school career.  Thomas specializes in corrective movement, strength training, weight loss, and sport specific exercise.  It is his belief that no matter what your goals are, it all starts with pain free and proper movement mechanics.