Teachers

Javier “Skeets” Johnson
JaviJavier is a rocket scientist by trade, and he brings a powerful analytical sense which joins the mechanics of dance and the soul of expression. He is well versed in all the swing dances, but specializes in Balboa and soul. As an international swing dance instructor, he’s traveled around the world sharing his joy of teaching and his passion for jazz dances. He was the founding member of Lindy Circle (now Hartford Underground) back in 2007. He wanted to create a space where folks could get down and have some serious fun. …More

 
 

Jesse Stanley
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Jesse has been dancing Lindy Hop for nine years. After a dance one night he attended his first late night after party where he fell in love with blues dancing. The intense connection and music moved him and he’s been dancing the blues ever since. He has been teaching Blues and Lindy Hop classes in Connecticut for six years and can frequently be found DJing late night dances.

 

Diana Shiroma
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Tracy Scott Parry
Jul-Sept 09 444 Tracy is an aerospace and systems engineer, which means she likes to understand the big picture and the pieces that put it together. Having spent many years as a student of the dance, she likes to share tips to help new dancers understand why some things work the way they do. Dancing is fun and great exercise! Tracy likes to be silly while dancing, and believes that a great dance should feel as good as it looks. While she loves lindy hop, she also loves balboa, charleston, salsa and especially soul. …More

 
 

Dave Parry
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