Northeast Lindy Hop Championships judge.

Sylvia Sykes

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.

Richard Badu

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.

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