Meet the Instructors for the Caribbean Cruise
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.
Instructor & dance cruise director
Steve has been teaching Lindy Hop for more than 26 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". He began organizaing dance cruises in 1997 and teaching and dancing has been a huge part of his life. His first teacher and mentor was Frankie Manning and Steve produced the Arizona Swing Jam with Frankie for 14 years.
Lindy Hop and Ukulele teacher
Camille is a great dancer and also an incredible musician and singer. She is part of the ukesdasies and the band Gin Fizz. She also competes in Lindy Hop competitions and loves to share her passion of dance and music with students. A school music teacher by day and a jazz singer by night, Camille is a great addition to rthe cruise and will teach the ukulele swing music track.
Anthony Chen and Irina Amzashvili
Salt Lake City, UT (formerly Orange County, CA)
Anthony's love of both leading and following have been instrumental to making the classes that he teaches both clear and intuitive. Irina's teaching style can best be described as patient and encouraging. Her goal is to guide her students through building solid foundations and inspiring individuality in personal movement, as well as helping them build confidence in their dancing.
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.
Terry and Cindy Gardner
Cindy has been teaching Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Charleston and Aerials for many years. She’s passionate about Lindy Hop because it’s so fun, creative and playful, and it’s great for social interaction and self-expression. Terry began teaching with Cindy in 1997 and they've made a great team ever since. His understanding of partnered movement coupled with an upbeat, encouraging teaching style has made him a popular instructor.
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.
Meet the Instructors for the Alaska Cruise
We are finalizing contracts but we will have 6-8 teachers aboard the Princess Discovery for our Alaska Cruise
July 16-23, 2023.