21st Year • Endicott College • Beverly • Massachusetts • USA

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Mini-Track and Optional class instructors.

Gordon has been a long time Beantown favorite, bringing his fabulous band to camp. This year we’re thrilled that he’s also joining our teaching staff. What classes will he be teaching? Musicality, of course!

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.  

Jenny Sowden is an award winning, full-time, international dance instructor based in New York City where she is the managing director of a swing school, Brooklyn Swings and NYC’s only exchange, nycBABBLE.com. Jenny has been training in dance for over twenty-five years and teaching for over twenty, with a BA in Dance and Theater from San Diego State University.

Anthony started dancing at age 8 when his parents pressured him into performing traditional Chinese Lion dances. In 2002 he was introduced to break dancing at a speech and debate tournament, and shortly thereafter he found his home in the local Swing community in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he quickly fell in love with Lindy Hop.  Throughout his dancing career he has trained in several other types of styles from Hip-Hop to Argentine Tango to West Coast, but most of all he enjoys drawing upon them to expand upon his technique and creativity in Lindy Hop.

Jenna first started dancing when she was still in diapers. She began swing dancing some many years later, luckily no longer in diapers. Jenna continues to expand her dancing repertoire and share her love and knowledge of these dances with others. Although she enjoys pretty much any type of dancing and music you can move to, her first love is Lindy Hop. Her energy and passion create the perfect environment for learning, creating challenging yet applicable lessons.

Dan is immersed in the music and the movement. He constantly travels internationally to continue learning, happily sharing his ideas along the way. In his teaching, Dan’s enthusiastic approach brings a focus on innovation, connection, and attention to your partner. Dan is also a veteran DJ, spinning for events across 4 continents and DJing everything from international events to local dances on a weekly basis. He’s also organized both locally and for international events as their Head DJ, including BluesSHOUT!

Gaby is an internationally-renowned dancer and instructor who loves all things Swing. Her unique style of movement balances power and dynamism with clarity and razor sharp turns. She holds 1st place titles in Lindy Hop, Balboa and Solo Jazz from events such as International Lindy Hop Championships (2012), Stompology (2012), Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (2011), Lindy Focus (2013), Lonestar Championships (2012) and Balboa Rendezvous (2009).

Jon is an internationally known performer and and instructor proficient in a multitude of vintage dance styles, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Vernacular Jazz, and Tap. He holds competition titles from The Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (ULHS), The Canadian Swing Dance Championships, and The International Lindy Hop Championships, as well as being a featured performer with the Indiana University School of Music, and the Indianapolis and Cincinnati Symphonies.

Nathan “Soft Shoe” Bugh presents a unique, rhythmic style of jazz movement, on stage, on screen, and in classrooms worldwide. He danced in David Tutera’s Great Gatsby wedding on the hit reality series My Fair Wedding; He performed on FoxNC’s Fox and Friends Christmas with George Gee and cast members from Sleigh Bell Swing; And he and Ramona Staffeld exhibited Lindy Hop in Noemi LaFrance’s Agora II, and later with the Vanaver Caravan at the legendary dance mecca, Jacob’s Pillow.