Instructors


SYLWIA B (Montréal, Canada)

Sylwia Bielec fell in love with dance at age ten and has never looked back. As co-artistic director of Cat's Corner in Montréal as well as a founding member of the Northern Lights and the W Project, Sylwia delights in participating in collective creative projects that feature individual expression in the jazz context. Teaching lindy hop for over a dozen years both in Montreal and regionally, Sylwia believes that we are all born to move and to connect with the music and each other.





MIKE (FALTY) FALTESEK (Baltimore, MD) 

Described as "embodying jazz", Falty's main objective is to spread the love of good old fashioned, American born, swing music and dancing to as many people as he possibly can. He travels the world, teaching and performing swing and tap dancing as well leading and accompanying some of the world's swingingest musicians.






PAMELA G (Vilnius, Lithuania) 

Humorous and dynamic, keen, full of heart and a touch of the anarchic, Pamela was spellbound by Lindy Hop energy and community at the age of sixteen when she started her first classes at Lindyhop.lt Club in Vilnius. Despite her young age Pamela has already brought herself to light constantly learning anything related to dancing, be it music, psychology or anatomy. In 2009, Pamela began working at Hoppers’ Dance Studio in her hometown of Vilnius, Lithuania. Today she dances and teaches with the top leaders in the international Lindy Hop scene. Having no constant partner has given Pamela space to bring a lot of variety to her dance - no wonder dancers call her one of the most exciting followers in recent years. As a dancer Pamela cherishes individuality and freedom. For her Lindy Hop is not as much about impeccable technique as it is about musicality and awareness. As a teacher she shares her values and encourages people to find their own way of dancing: “Learn to be ok with the way you are and how your body moves. It’s all about you.” Nietzsche once said “You need chaos in your soul to give birth to a dancing star".  - By Migle Ravnialicevaite 



ANDY REID (New Orleans, LA)

Andy is one of the most well known and influential swing dancers out there. 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. Since 2002, he has performed and taught all over the world including Korea, Australia, Japan and all over Europe. Always striving for harmony with the music, Andy's experience playing jazz in his current home of New Orleans affords him the opportunity to give his students a deeper connection musical connection to their dance. Andy is a founding member of Silver Shadows, which is undoubtedly one of the most influential Lindy Hop dance teams. He is also a member of the highly innovative troupe Minnie's Moochers.