Meet the Instructors

We have gathered fantastic instructors from around the U.S. to provide classes in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Charleston, and Jazz Steps. Three tracks - beginning, intermediate, and advanced.

Steve Conrad

Instructor & dance cruise director
Phoenix, AZ

Steve has been teaching Lindy Hop for more than 23 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".

Terry & Cindy Gardner

Minneapolis, MN

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.

Jill & Travis Belgarde

Des Moines, IA

Travis & Jill Belgarde are from Central Iowa. They love swing and the music of the era in which swing was born. Specialize in Lindy Hop, East Coast, Charleston, Solo Jazz, Shag & Aerials, Jill and Travis like to create and share their love of dance with others.

Jerry & Kathy Warwick

Dallas, TX

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.

Rusty Frank

Los Angeles

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.

Todd Yannacone

New Orleans

Todd Yannacone is one of the most recognizable names on the swing dance circuit today and has been teaching internationally since he was a teenager. His demand as an instructor has taken him to 31 countries across five continents.