HEATHER BALLEW and JAVIER JOHNSON
These two are known around the world for brilliant musicality, razor-sharp technique, and super-fun classes.
Heather believes that swing dancing should look good and feel great but most of all it should be fun! She loves social dancing with people of all levels and she is most known for her connection and rhythmic musicality. Javier is a rocket scientist by trade, and he brings a powerful analytical sense which joins the mechanics of dance and the soul of expression.
SANNA LEINONEN and ADAM LAMONTAGNE
Sanna and Adam have been dancing and teaching swing together for the past nine years. During this time, they have become well known for the joy and skill that they bring to the social dance floor.
In the classroom, they emphasize a solid mix of technique and playfulness resulting in a dynamic and personalized approach to musicality and movement that is accessible to all dancers.
SHANI BROWN and BOBBY WHITE
Shani is best known for her fast, syncopated Balboa footwork and her soft connection, she strives to make dancing simple and effortless with a strong emphasis on basics, efficient personal body mechanics and partnership to develop smooth flow and personal confidence.
Bobby teaches vintage swing dances around the world, and holds championship titles and placements in Balboa, Lindy Hop, and Solo Jazz. With each, Bobby strives to innovate and create a new voice, while still capturing the spirit of the original dancers. As a dancer, he is widely recognized for his floppy hair, and as a teacher, by his sound effects.
TIPHAINE and RUDOLF WOLFSGRUBER-PAILLARD
Tiphaine and Rudolf joined forces to spread their love for Balboa in 2012. Rudi is known in the swing world for his creative enthusiasm, playful improvisation, and solid technique, and Tiph for her elegant flow, smooth connection, and sound quality of movement.
Social dancing has always been a main focus of theirs and you can frequently spot them on various dance floors around the world. Together, they strive to push their limits, perpetually improve, share their passion, and hopefully inspire and infect their students with the Bal bug.