Team Semmes – Dawson

Team Semmes - Dawson

Payge Semmes

Payge Semmes has been teaching Art at JPII since 2007. Originally from Charleston, SC, she grew up enjoying the beach and dancing the shag. Now she is putting on some new dance shoes and learning to salsa!

Payge and her husband, Ed, moved to Madison 31 years ago. They raised three children and are now enjoying the empty nest. You might find them dancing around town at various charitable events. Dancing is definitely a hobby Payge hopes to continue! One of her best-known secrets is her square dancing abilities! As a young teenager, Payge traveled to square dance competitions around the Southeast with her grandparents. She was a bonafide Wappoo Wiggler.

Payge is excited to participate in Dancing with the Falcons. The JPII family is close to her heart. She feels blessed to be a part of this amazing school and to experience the gifts and talents of our wonderful students. 

Christopher Dawson

Christopher Dawson is a local Latin dance instructor who has lived in Huntsville since 2011. Hailing from a small town in Mississippi, he has developed a habit of being a trailblazer for his family. First to graduate top of his class in high school, first to attend and graduate from a major university (Mississippi State, with a degree in Chemical Engineering), and the first to become a professionally trained dance instructor.

He currently serves as a financial agent with New York Life, helping families and friends grow their money and protect their loved ones. Dancing is one way that Chris likes to express his love for life and the abilities that he's been given to inspire others to pursue their dreams. He has served the local community through participation with HEALS Dancing with the Stars for the past 5 years and is honored to do the same for the Falcons in March!