This year we have one new teacher, but three teaching combinations new to BalBreak.
We are thrilled that Nick Williams will teach for us again, this time with Kate Hedin. Having studied with the original dancers he has a deep understanding of Balboa, and his classes are always inspirational as well as tremendous fun.
Kate instructs with a thorough, mechanics-based method, and strives to capture the classic spirit of the original jitterbugs with a modern voice.
Sylvia Sykes is considered by most to be the leading authority on Balboa, and has won countless competitions and championships. She is very much in demand throughout the world as an international dance instructor, competition judge and choreographer.
Adam Speen will partner Sylvia Sykes this year and has been dancing Balboa since 2006. Adam has taught for us at BalBreak previously with his more regular teaching partner Nelle, so we are really pleased to welcome him back.
Having taught for us many times, we are really looking forward to classes with Bobby again, recognized for his engaging teaching with unique analogies and irk-irk noises.
We welcome Shani Brown to BalBreak 2018 to partner Bobby. Known for her fast, syncopated Balboa footwork, she strives in her teaching to make dancing simple and effortless.