Spring 2024 Dance teachers

Spring 2024 Dance Teachers


Dear dancers,

Get set for an inspiring Spring 2024 semester with our phenomenal lineup of local and international teachers!

Here’s a delightful secret: our local teachers aren’t professionals! ūüė≤ Fueled by a profound passion for Swing, they dedicate themselves to training, diligently preparing your weekly courses. From curating materials to breaking down moves and selecting the perfect tunes, they invest hours to ensure an enriching dance experience for you. What’s even more amazing? They do all of this while juggling their daytime jobs, committing their evenings to share the joy of dancing with you. ūüĎŹ‚̧ԳŹ Get ready for a semester filled with passion, dedication, and endless dance delights!

©Paul Enguehard

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve added a dash of international flavor to our classes by welcoming Serpil Yildirim & Erol Akinci from Turkey. You can look forward to their invaluable contributions after the Easter holiday break.

They will be an integral part of our vibrant community, sharing their unique thoughts, style, and dance moves with us!

Read on for brief descriptions of our special guests and immerse yourself in the anticipation of their visit. Get ready to be inspired, entertained, and amazed by the incredible performances awaiting you!


©Eric Bobrie
©Martyna Polak















Excitement is building as we eagerly anticipate the arrival of our esteemed guests! Get a sneak peek into the talent and energy they bring by checking out these captivating videos. Each clip offers a glimpse into their unique style and expertise, giving you a taste of what’s in store for our upcoming events.



Serpil Yildirim & Erol Akinci


¬©Stephanie O’Connor

Serpil is a passionate one from Izmir, Turkey!

Shaping her dance mostly inspired by Afro-Cuban jazz, Serpil focuses heavily on embodying the music. For her dance  Beyond the aesthetic experience, she sees dance as a way for existence and a social resistance.

Serpil works towards enabling more space for female dancers in the dance scene, particularly in Turkey.


¬©Stephanie O’Connor



©Eric Bobrie

Erol hails from Turkey and is driven by bop music and dance. Learning the lindy in class and jazz dancing outside of the classroom. He shifted his understanding and mentality over the years, realizing the history and culture of jazz. He is currently focusing on the local community and challenging himself by choreographing for several local dance troupes. He often focuses on improvisation and rhythm, finding ways to improve as a jazz dancer. 

¬©Stephanie O’Connor










The dedication and love our local teachers bring to each class is what makes our dance community truly exceptional. We can’t wait to embark on this exciting journey with you in Spring 2024, guided by these passionate individuals who make learning to dance an unforgettable experience.

Let’s swing into this new semester with enthusiasm and gratitude for our incredible teaching team!