The Lindy Hop, Balboa, Blues, and Jazz Dance Camp and New Year's Party - Dec 26, 2019 to Jan 1, 2020
Giselle Anguizola has dedicated her life to jazz era dances for twenty years. She has been an unmissable voice in the swing dance community as performer, instructor, competitor, event organizer, social dancer, judge, DJ, and singer/band leader - - and has recently devoted herself to combining vintage tap/jazz with singing as part of her performance. She's highly influenced by Cab Calloway and loves bringing the music to life. One of the top proponents of syncopated footwork, personal style, improvisation and communication - Giselle will breathe rhythmic life into any dance, class, or stage appearance.
Giselle "G", spends her days working with the New Orleans Swinging Gypsies and continues to spread her love for jazz culture across the globe.
Known for her magical energy, high-flying aerials and dynamic movement, Evita Arce is a specialist in the Lindy Hop, The Charleston, and other Swing era dances. Evita performed the featured Lindy Hop role with partner, Michael Jagger, in the Broadway show SWING for the 2008 Japan tour, The Sacramento Music Circus, and the Benedum Theater in Pittsburgh. Evita's choreography and partnerwork have earned her 1st and 2nd place in numerous national contests. In October 2007 at the American Lindy Hop Championships she won 1st place in Blues and Cabaret. Evita was recognized for her solo-Charleston dancing with 1st and 2nd place standings. More recently she took 1st place in the Jazz dance competitions, both solo and partner (with partner Nathan Bugh), at ILHC 2012!
Julie’s expressive dancing and joyful, playful connection are known throughout the country. With a background in performance and solo dance, she is best known for her solo blues, artistic choreography, and seamlessly integrating following with expression.
As a teacher… Julie presents material with a caring and often light-hearted tone. She carefully crafts her classes and continuously tailors her material to fit the crowd at hand. Julie teaches regularly in her hometown of Boston, and has taught workshops everywhere from California to London.
A hard-working competitor… Julie has also won many national competitions, including Enter the Blues 2013 Choreography Competition and Solo Blues, Mile High Blues 2012 Strictly and Jack & Jill, Enter the Blues 2012 Strictly and Choreography Competition, Emerald City Blues 2011 Strictly and Solo Cuttin, and many, many more.
Nathan Bugh presents a unique, rhythmic style of jazz movement on stage, on screen, and in classrooms worldwide. As a national competitor, Nathan has taken 1st place in Lindy, Slow Dancing, Solo Charleston, Team, Jill&Jack, and Cabaret divisions. He is one of the most eminent solo-jazz contestants in the world, having won both the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown (2012) and International Lindy Hop Championships (2014). He is based in New York City, where he performs and teaches regularly, in affiliation with Syncopated City Dance Company, and Gaby Galore.
Gaby is a national-award winning dancer who is praised for her dynamic style and choreographic ingenuity. In her 10 years+ of professional experience, she has appeared on stages around the world, and has garnered various film and television credits. She performs weekly at the famed “Cotton Club” in Harlem with the “Sophisticated Ladies” led by Dormeshia Sumbry Edwards. In addition, she is also lead choreographer for Gatsby Entertainment NYC, an entertainment production house, specializing in Great Gatsby theme.
With a solid foundation of studio dance training, she has developed a unique style in lindy hop. She blends the raw, athletic power of lindy hop, with the grace and refinement of the movie musical-era. She brings great care to lines, shapes and balance in her personal performance, as well as her choreographic work. In New York, she is a cast member in the classroom, she shares her knowledge of the dance with a cheerful disposition, and clear straight-forward instruction. She is passionate about lindy hop traditions and works to share the joy of swing with new audiences.
Mia Halloran (Goldsmith)
Mia Goldsmith, with her incredible string of competition wins and international teaching and performing gigs, excels in dances from the Jazz Age and is known as one of the best Balboa Swing dancers in the world. Based in New Orleans, she is constantly inspired by the live music surrounding her. While she no doubt loves traveling the world, she’s most at home in a small neighborhood bar with a packed floor, getting down to that rhythm only New Orleans has to offer.
Her unique approach to teaching is full of energy and creativity, bringing a passionate and motivated air to the classroom. She is known for her highly impressive footwork, elegance, improvisation, and individual approach to the dance. Above all else, she is driven by her desire to create with both partner and band on the social floor.
Hillary-Marie is one of the accomplished tap dance artist and producers in America. Hillary-Marie's dancing has been described as 'like feathers with steel bones' due to her combination of strength and grace. She has also been called ‘a brilliant artist’. A native of New Jersey currently based in NYC, Hillary-Marie has been recognized by and featured in Dance Studio Life Magazine, Dance Spirit Magazine and Dance Teacher Magazine. She has performed on The Colbert Report and has appeared at the Smithsonian, Apollo Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Highline Ballroom, The Copacabana, NJ STATE Theater, NJPAC, SOPAC, and Symphony Space among many other prestigious venues along the American east coast.
Michael began dancing in college in Jacksonville, Fl., and once he had a taste of swing and transferred back home to Colorado he began taking Lindy Hop lessons from the performance troupe, The Jumpin' JiveCats, and eventually joined the troupe as teacher and performer. In 2003, Michael serendipitously moved to Los Angeles to join the dance company run by Londoners Ryan Francois and Jenny Thomas, who had relocated to LA for a time. At that time he met his future, and current, partner Evita Arce. Neither could have imagined what adventures were in store for them. Both Michael and Evita moved to New York City in 2005. They currently perform and teach internationally and continue to train with Ryan and Jenny when either jumps across the pond.
Mike’s true loves in life are teaching, dancing, following, and music. There’s no order, because for her, these things are intrinsically linked. In addition to national events like Lindy Focus and Enter the Blues, Mike has taught at countless regional events in Lindy, Blues, and Balboa, as well as traveling all over the country to teach and perform. She performed in an all-girls Charleston troupe at Camp Jitterbug’s Jump Session Show in 2007, and in the all-girl blues troupe, the Hoodoo Ladies, at events from DC to BluesShout in St. Louis. Additionally, she has taught at events ranging from one-month artists residencies to international training camps.
Mike combines an intuitive understanding of connection with an analytical speaking style to give her students technique, but also strives to challenge and inspire her students to push themselves further into the music. She aims to help leaders create artistic compositions that are clearly led; she wants follows to have the ability to be a completely literal follow, and the inspiration and freedom to be an imaginative and dynamic contributor. In the classroom or on the social floor, she seeks a connection that involves active communication from both partners, to make a dance together.
Shesha Marvin is a dance aficionado specializing in Jitterbug dances. He is an active competitor, teacher, and performer, appearing around the world at swing dance events and in Hollywood productions such as Dancing with the Stars, music videos, and TV spots. Additionally, he is the owner of ATOMIC Ballroom in Irvine, CA and organizer of the 24 Hour Cancer Dance-a-thon, Inspiration Weekend, and OC Lindy Exchange.
Dan lives in Boston, MA, working on as many vernacular jazz and blues dances as he can find the time for. His passion extends to both the social floor and competition. Dan can be found teaching at regional events like LaB Love (Philadelphia, USA), and at international events like BluesSHOUT! (USA), Studio Hop Summer Camp (France), and Korea Blues Camp (South Korea).
Before becoming obsessed with jazz and blues, Dan studied Classical Guitar at Carnegie Mellon University’s conservatory program. There, he learned how to practice effectively, and was exposed to pedagogy that bridges the gap between making music and moving to it, including Dalcroze Eurhythmics (not to be confused with the totally awesome British new wave group “Eurythmics”). Dan uses those techniques in classroom to create the right balance between thinking and doing, pushing students to understand important underlying principles by developing and testing their own ideas.
Andy Reid is one of the most well known and influential swing dancers out there. Since he started dancing in the late nineties, Andy has left an indelible mark on the dance scene. Andy's style is a balance of the refined and the eccentric. His proficiency with rhythm and partnering make his dancing rich and inspiring to watch and experience. While Andy specializes in and is passionate about the original styles of Lindy Hop, his dancing is a mix of many influences, is always inventive, and is never encumbered by labels.