Our Team

Edward "Sarge" Sargent

Owner/ Instructor & Choreographer

Sarge (as he is known by his students) has taught dance for over 35 years owned studios in South Africa (for 14 years) and then moved to Naperville in 1992. Sarge has established a reputation and is widely known within the Chicago dance community. Sarge has pure passion for teaching dance, evidenced by unwavering high energy, infectious enthusiasm and total dedication. He does not simply teach he motivates, creates, sculpts, encourages and inspires. His range of dance knowledge and accomplishment allow him to offer instruction seldom found at other dance studios.

Not only does Sarge have the ability to train the most awkward, self-conscious beginner through the most skilled dancer, he maintains a sincere interest in doing so to help each of his students achieve the fullest potential of personal growth. Sarge, an NDCA dance professional, is Bronze, Silver and Gold qualified in American style Smooth and Rhythm dances as well as International certification & Standard and Latin Dances (US Terpsichore Assn.) His dance achievements include South African Rock & Roll Champion, 24 hour dance marathon winner, and has won numerous awards as Top Teacher, Top Manager, Top Studio, and has won many dance competitions nationally and internationally.

Carole Sargent

Owner/ Instructor & Choreographer

Carole has always loved teaching, earning a Bachelor degree from Olivet Nazarene University and a Master’s Degree from Northern Illinois University. She spent 18 years teaching math at the high school and college level. She also coached the varsity cheerleaders taking them to many local and regional competitions. Carole’s love for teaching branched out into the world of Ballroom dancing. Her teaching experience gives her the unique ability to break down steps and make them easy to understand. Her people skills put students at ease as they learn to dance.

Kaitlyn Elliott

Instructor/Competitor & Choreographer

Kaitlyn is a young and talented instructor who joined the DeSarge team in 2020. Kaitlyn is looking forward to sharing her training and knowledge of dance with her students. Kaitlyn loves teaching beginners, intermediate and advanced levels of dancers. Kaitlyn specializes in first dances for wedding couples. Kaitlyn instructs both Latin and Ballroom styles and competes in national competitions with her students. Her students would agree that Kaitlyn is a dedicated, focused instructor who moves with incredible beauty, grace and elegance. We are pleased to have Kaitlyn on staff at DeSarge Danceworld.

Mark Tucker


Mark has been dancing since 2007. He and his wife, Kathy, joined the DeSarge team in 2015. Mark excels in teaching the beginners by breaking down the steps into small sections. We are happy to have Mark as part of the team at DeSarge Danceworld.

Kathy Tucker


Kathy has been dancing since 2007. She and her husband, Mark, joined the DeSarge team in 2015. Kathy assists Mark in teaching the Group Classes, showing the followers their steps. We are happy to have Kathy as part of the team at DeSarge Danceworld.

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DeSarge Danceworld Naperville

632 Amersale Dr.  Suite 104  Naperville, Ill. 60563(Corner of Rt. 59 and North Aurora Rd.)

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