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The NY Swing Congress is committed to offering you the BEST when it comes to dance instruction. We offer two choices each hour – from beginner through advanced level in virtually every hot dance style. The classes will be taught by the very best instructors today’s dance community has to offer. Dance Camp participants must have a daily or weekend admission pass. Workshops are included in the 3-Day Anniversary package. Workshop tickets for the 1-Day Pass can be purchased on site for $10 each.
Workshop schedule posted here.
She started her career as a NY actor, singer, dancer working with the Oasis Theatre Company in NYC, with appearances on ABC’s “All My Children”, and in National Tours. of Musicals. He started his career as a competitive Country and Swing dancer, winning many World and US Open titles before dancing on Broadway. He is also a UCWDC Hall of Fame member.
Together they compete, teach and judge all over the world and are USA Grand National Cabaret Champions, US National Cabaret Champions, Many Time Showcase Swing Champions, Top 5 NASDE finishers, Div 1 Country Grand Champions, UCWDC Star Award winners, Champion Strictly Swing and Jack n Jill dancers, and 2011 UCWDC World Champions in the Showtime Division.
They have performed on stage’s in NYC like Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Broadway’s Palace Theatre, and Queens Theatre in the Park, on television shows, The Today Show, NY1, ABC’s Country Music Association Awards Show, and on film in “Love n’ Dancing”. They have also worked with artists like Brooks and Dunn, Rascal Flatts, Carrie Underwood, Kellie Pickler, SugarLand, Taylor Swift and Champion Ice Dancers The Kerr’s.
Robert’s Choreography can also be seen on film in “Crank 2 High Voltage” Starring Jason Statham and Amy Smart, and “Gamer” Starring Gerard Butler and Michael C. Hall, for Taylor Swift’s music video “Love Story”, CMT 2009 Video of the Year, and on her 2009 World Tour, and most recently the opening medley of the Academy of Country Music Awards on CBS.
He has also produced stage, film and TV. Creating commercial work for many other swing and country dancers! But above all Nicola and Robert love being parents!!!
Mariel began teaching West Coast Swing in 2010 after leaving the world of competitive ballroom dance (International Standard & Latin). In 2012, she co-founded The Swing Dance Studio to bring her unique methods of teaching movement to Boston-area WCS dancers. Prior to 2012, Mariel was a featured instructor, DJ, and marketing guru at another Boston-area WCS program, where she also co-ran Boston Dance Challenge (a WSDC event) in 2011 and 2012.
Mariel travels extensively as a competitor and instructor in the US and Canada. She draws on her rich education and movement backgrounds, including her recent Master's degree from Harvard Graduate School of Education in Mind, Brain, and Education. Her lessons are enhanced by her movement training in ballroom, yoga, and pilates, her past musical training as a violinist, and her extensive experience as a competitive athlete and coach. She is known for her creative lesson plans and her ability to provide supportive encouragement and tailored clear feedback to each student.
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Jerome has danced since he 3 years old, starting with ballet for two years. He has done Hip Hop for over 10 years.
At 19 Jerome started his first couples dance, Rock'n'Roll, then boogie and lindy hop, before he went to West Coast Swing in 2008.
In order to provide quality lessons he trained to teach WCS Duodanse in France.
He then spent one year in Montreal to continue to educate himself with professional American dancers and to compete.
At the end of this year, only 1 year of competition, he had achieved all-star rank and received two teaching certificates.
Bonnie started West Coast Swing dancing at 14 and hasn't looked back. Prior to that, she did a little gymnastics and some bellydance, which gave her a unique foundation for West Coast.
Since falling in love with West Coast Swing, Bonnie has dabbled in Salsa, Blues, Lindy, Balboa, Hip Hop, Bachata, and what little Modern she learned in an intro college class, as well as trying to follow anything anyone tried to throw at her.
Bonnie's versatility, musicality and strength make her a formidable dancer, but her patience, understanding and experience make her an excellent teacher.