Meet the Instructors (in alphabetical order)
We have gathered fantastic instructors from around the U.S. in order to provide classes in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Charleston, Jazz Steps, and more! Three tracks - beginning, intermediate, and advanced.
This is Steve's 18th swing dance cruise! Steve has been teaching Lindy Hop for more than 22 years and has traveled around the world teaching. He was recently featured on ABC's "The Bachelorette", HGTV's "House Hunters", and NBC's "Little Big Shots: Forever Young".
Jerry & Kathy Warwick
Dance teachers with years of experience in Blues, Lindy Hop and East Coast Swing. Jerry and Kathy have taught to rave reviews across the U.S. as featured instructors because of their entertaining style and strong emphasis on technique and fundamentals.
Since 1998, Rusty's "Lindy by the Sea" dance school has been offering classes in Swing, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and Charleston. Rusty travels all over the world sharing her love of dance. Rusty has been a huge part of many lindy cruises.
Jennifer Runyan & AJ Howard
Jennifer and AJ are two dynamic dancers and instructors. They compete as a couple and in the dance team Midtown Stompers all over the US and in the International Lindy Hop Championships. This is their first Lindy hop cruise and we are excited to have them onboard!
Terry & Cindy Gardner
Longtime leaders of Minnesota's fantastic scene, Terry & Cindy's extensive knowledge and clear analogies make it easy to learn complex concepts, and they keep it fun. In addition to teaching, Terry is a swing DJ and Cindy directs the team Rhythm & Swing.
Based out of New York City, Lainey Silver is a globetrotting jazz era dancer, performer, choreographer, DJ, and vintage fashionista. She specializes in Jazz Era dancing including lindy hop, balboa, charleston, shag, slow jazz, and solo jazz.