Lindy Hop Track

Lindy Track instructor.

Irina Amzashvili

Dancing has always been a passion for Irina, her expression completely and boundlessly inspired by music. She began learning Lindy Hop in 2009 at the age of 15 and fell in love with it after her first night of social dancing. Shortly thereafter, her passion for Swing dancing expanded to include Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and solo Jazz. Since her start in Orange County, CA, Irina has taught these dances all across the U.S. as well as Europe, Asia, and Australia.

Bobby White

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

Christian Frommelt

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 Barnes

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.

Jenny Shirar

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.

Anthony Chen

Anthony’s first ingress into the performing arts was at age 8 when his parents convinced him to learn and perform Chinese lion dances. He then stumbled upon breakdancing during a national speech and debate tournament in middle school, and at the age of 16, he had his first foray into swing dancing alongside other young interns from a research laboratory. Since then, he has trained in other dance styles ranging from hip-hop to West Coast Swing, but most of all he enjoys using this background to expand upon his technique and creativity in Lindy Hop.

Zack Richard & Lunou Samson Poirot

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.

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.


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