22nd Year • Endicott College • Beverly • Massachusetts • USA

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Lindy Track instructor.

Christian Frommelt is a passionate swing dance instructor, performer and social dancer who has dedicated his life to bringing people together through music and dancing. His unique style blends an emphasis on traditional swing movement and a highly personal character. In addition to his renown as a Lindy Hop and solo Jazz dancer, Christian is the foremost aficionado of St. Louis Shag, which he learned in his hometown from original jitterbugs through interviews and close study.

LaTasha “Tasha” Barnes is an artist, dancer, entrepreneur and ambassador of culture. Born and raised in Richmond, VA, Tasha has enjoyed much of her life immersed in Jazz, Funk, Soul and R&B music and dance thanks to her DJ father and dancing family. Having turned that lifelong passion into cultural activism she serves towards achieving the mission of Urban Artistry, Inc to preserve the arts that represent the urban experience, as a directing member, performer and educator.

Since being introduced to Lindy Hop in 2008, Jenny Shirar has quickly become known as a dynamic dancer, teacher, competitor, and performer. She embodies a distinctive, high-energy style that favors audacity and individuality over perfection. Ever proud of her hometown roots in St. Louis, Missouri, Jenny also specializes in St. Louis Shag and the regional dialect of swing that developed in St. Louis between the 1930s-present. She has been privileged to learn from and dance with some of the great St.

Erin Morris is a champion solo Jazz dancer, celebrated Lindy Hop artist, and a working Jazz musician. She is a formidable improviser and spirited partner, able to draw upon a wealth of musical knowledge and vernacular dance movement. Her strongest influences are Katherine Dunham and Leon James and, of course, the music itself. In the classroom she is renowned for her depth and clarity, and she strives to develop artists and individuals.  She is very proud that none of her students ever look like her. She has taught, performed, and competed around the world.  

Founder and director of Swing ConneXion in Montréal, QC, Zack Richard is one of the most versatile dancers on the floor: not only does he excel in swing dances (Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Shag, Fake Coast Swing) but he’s always absorbing dance forms old and new (Ballroom, Tango, Salsa… still working on his Twerking). A swing instructor for more than ten years, he’s been all around the globe, spreading the joy of dancing to everyone who will listen.

Andy Reid is one of the most well known and influential swing dancers out there. Since he started dancing in the late nineties, Andy has left an indelible mark on the dance scene. Andy’s style is a balance of the refined and the eccentric. His proficiency with rhythm and partnering make his dancing rich and inspiring to watch and experience. While Andy specializes in and is passionate about the original styles of Lindy Hop, his dancing is a mix of many influences, is always inventive, and is never encumbered by labels.

Naomi discovered Lindy Hop in her hometown of Washington DC over 15 years ago when she was in her teens. She has taught workshops all around the world and performed for dance and music legends alike. She has won champion titles at such prestigious competitions as the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, the American Lindy Hop Championships, and the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. When she’s not traveling in the name of triple steps, decorating cakes, or loving libraries, Naomi lives in Minneapolis with her husband Peter Strom, where they also have a very active local dance studio.

Sylvia is one of the most well-known and respected dancers, instructors and judges in the U.S. today. An internationally recognized authority on most types of Swing dance, she has been teaching and judging for over 30 years throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. Sylvia studied with the great Swing dancer Dean Collins, studied Balboa with Maxie Dorf and spent years learning from the greatest Southern California Balboa dancers. Sylvia is an inductee into the National Swing Dance Hall of Fame and the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. She is a U.S.

Peter originally learned to dance almost exclusively on the dance floor, but has since studied under the biggest names in Lindy Hop. He teaches regular classes with his own Uptown Swing in Minneapolis. At the American Lindy Hop Championships, he was the Classic Champion in 2000 and third in Showcase in 2001, more recently took 1st place in the team division as part of the Silver Shadows in 2006, and has consistently placed high in national competitions. He has taught workshops throughout the U.S.