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

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Mini-Track and Optional class instructors.

Javier learned to feel the music in Atlanta in early 2005 and literally has not stopped dancing since that day. Now living in the Hartford area, he has founded Hartford Underground and travels to teach and compete at events around the country. While Balboa is his specialty, Lindy Hop and Charleston are his first loves.

Always striving to capture the classic spirit of the original Jitterbugs with a modern voice, Bobby and Kate teach Balboa, Lindy Hop, Solo Jazz, and Collegiate Shag nationally and internationally.

Based out of Providence, RI, Daryl and Jennifer have been dancing Lindy Hop and Charleston together since 2002 and teaching since 2005.

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.

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.

Evita and Michael are International Lindy Hop performers and instructors based in New York City. They bring an exuberant energy and joy to every project, whether it’s teaching Swing classes worldwide or performing in renowned theaters. Their combined resumes span the globe, together having performed on prestigious stages, dancing with Philharmonic Orchestras, touring with Broadway shows, working with Jazz at Lincoln Center, plus television appearances on the American TV show, So You Think You Can Dance.

Skye was first persuaded to dance Lindy Hop by his mother in 1996, but quickly discovered his own love of social dancing, swing music and the Lindy Hop community. This led him to a wider interest in dance and he took classes in Ballet, Modern, and Jazz. Since 1999 he has taught wherever Lindy Hop is done- from national weekends to international dance camps. He is a founding member of some the most influential modern Lindy Hop troupes including Minnie’s Moochers, Mad Dog, and the Silver Shadows.

Richard has been a full time dance instructor since 1989, teaching Lindy, East and West Coast Swing, St. Louis Shag and Cajun Jitterbug. He started the Swing scene in North Carolina and is a founder of the Triangle Swing Dance Society. Besides local classes, he has taught workshops in Europe, Canada and Mexico, and at Duke University. Richard has been a Beantown regular, having missed only one previous week. In addition to dancing, Richard is an avid practitioner and instructor of Tai Chi.

Eric has been an internationally known instructor, choreographer and performer for over 18 years. He was the founding artistic director of San Francisco Culture Shock and now co-directs the San Francisco dance group Loose Change. He has choreographed for a number of dance groups, performing artists and organizations. He grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where he continues to teach locally. In addition to Hip Hop, Eric has had 8 years of martial arts and 4 years of intensive training as a Jazz dancer.