Teachers

 

Michael and Evita

New York City, USA

Michael and Evita are International Lindy Hop dancers and teachers based in New York City.  They bring an exuberant energy and joy to every project.  Their combined resumes span the globe, together having performed on prestigious stages and dancing with Philharmonic Orchestras, touring with Broadway shows, working with Jazz at Lincoln Center plus appearances on, “So You Think You Can Dance.”  Michael and Evita have worked together for over 10 years and have been dancing Lindy Hop for 17 years.

Michael and Evita developed a home teaching regular classes at Dance Manhattan, New York City’s most recognized school for social dance (2005 – 2014).

Currently, the two teach pop up workshops all over the world and produce performance material for Syncopated City Dance Company. (www.syncopatedcity.org)

As dance teachers, Michael and Evita emphasize the understanding of anatomy and efficient use of the body. Connecting movements through elegant flow, clearly projecting direction within the body, and romantic personal interactions are what create their lead and follow technique. Above all other descriptions, one will surely say that Michael and Evita are inspiring to watch and possess a warm welcome to any student of Lindy Hop.  You can enjoy more of their instruction by subscribing to their mailing list at MICHAELANDEVITA.COM

 

Maxi & Agustina

Buenos Aires, Argentina

Agus and Maxi started dancing several years ago sharing the same body language and their enormous passion for jazz and dance. Both trained in different disciplines and dance a Lindy Hop characterized by smooth connection, sensitivity and fluidity. At the same time they deeply identify with authentic music and vernacular movement though as artists of improvisation they fuse and mix in all kind of styles into their swing dancing. The teaching of Agus is passionate and dedicated to innovation and research aiming to develop a dance accessible to everyone. Alongside Maxi, they work as performers and teachers, holding classes, workshops and seminars in Buenos Aires, Argentina and abroad.

Swing became the focus of their practice as dancers. They work hard to spread Lindy Hop taking it everywhere they go!

 

David & Cátia

Lisbon, Portugal

These two Portuguese started dancing and teaching together in 2011, and have since become international teachers, mainly due to their aptitude to understand the fundamentals of good movement (dancing) and explaining it in an graspable and applicable way.

David is an addicted social dancer. You’ll rarely see him not dancing while there is groovy swing music playing. He’s also a geek, that cannot avoid himself of deconstructing the nuclear bio-mechanics and rhythmic structure of the dance and music. And he loves to share this knowledge/vision almost as much as he loves hugs.

Cátia is a person’s person. She’s always caring for everybody, and it shows when it comes to teaching where she uses an intuitive and organic approach to bring out to the best in each student. You’ll rarely see her not smiling.

 

 

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