The workshops will be held at The Room Daikanyama. All of the classes are for intermediate and advanced level swing dancers.
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She grew up with a passion for early Jazz and Swing music; learning to dance was a natural progression.
A 1st place win at the 2004 National Jitterbug Championships jump started her competition, performance and teaching career. Her style focuses on the things she loves the most about Lindy Hop: connection, rhythm, musicality, and lines.
Nikki is a strong believer in dancing for the right reasons.
Dance for yourself and no one else. She feels that we should look to others for inspiration and guidance, but form our own ideas about the dance.
Her accolades include placement and winnings from: The National Jitterbug Championships, The International Lindy Hop Championships, The US Open, Rhythmic Arts Festival, Camp Jitterbug, and more.
She was a featured performer on Dancing with the Stars as well as many other tv and movie productions as both a dancer and choreographer. She also appears in a long list of music videos including the “Happy” video by Farrell Williams, Katy Perry’s “Thinking of You”, Capital Cities “Safe and Sound”, Redfoo’s “Lights Out” and more.
Today, She owns ATOMIC Ballroom in Orange County, Ca, produces Inspiration Weekend, is the director/producer of the Atomic Cherry Bombs and has recently begun traveling the world as a Burlesque performer.
He is a powerhouse of a dancer in the world of swing, having competed, performed and taught American Jazz dances (Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Slow Drag, Blues, and Authentic Jazz) throughout the United States and the world.
Earning international acclaim for his impeccable style and technical precision. The same passion and energy Mikey exudes on the floor, he brings to students around the world. And as an instructor, he encourages his students to be self-expressive and creative while establishing a strong understanding of connection, lead/follow technique, frame, body awareness and mechanics.
By building a good technical base, students are then free to develop their own personalized style with confidence.
He hopes that by sharing his love and knowledge of these dances with others, that they too will find joy in this classical American art form.
By the floor condition of the day, please bring slippery shoes with you just in case.
11:50 - 12:20 / registration
12:20 - 13:20 / 1st class (Lindy Fundamentals)
13:30 - 14:30 / 2nd class (Fun Moves)
14:40 - 15:40 / 3rd class (Musicality class)
11:00 - 11:30 / registration
11:30 - 12:30 / 1st class (Charleston Transitions)
13:20 - 14:20 / 2nd class (Vintage Clip inspiration)
14:30 - 15:30 / 3rd class (Slow/Soul Dancing)
●Please be at the venue at least 10 minutes before the workshops start.
●Please bring water or other drinks with you.
●Please note that you are solely responsible for any personal items you bring.