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Learn to dance with Ferlyn
My History of Swing Dance:
I have been teaching ballroom for over 12 years. I have experience in varied street and self-taught techniques in Waltz (Traditional & Viennese), Tango (American & Argentine), Cha Cha, Foxtrot, and Latin Ballroom (Salsa, Rumba, Samba, Bachata), just to name a few. My training is mostly through self-taught methods and passed down generational methods taught through mentors and cultural organizations. A few video credits can be looked at on my profile!
My Teaching Method:
I assess each students' levels, knowledge and styles of learning, determine the best learning paths to incorporate into the lesson and bring a "natural movement" approach of training and education.
With my method, this is to provide a collaborative & supportive environment as well as actively develop a person's life, culture and well-being. I strive to take a step further and deeper within the mind of the person who is learning dance and find one's "True
I love to spread that excited smile that can come from nowhere else than swing dancing. I teach Lindy Hop, Charleston, East Coast, and Collegiate Shag. With just a little enthusiasm to learn, inspiration can be pulled from everywhere. Even though the eyes may be on the moves, I emphasize that form, connection, and direction are the foundation of it all. But my ultimate goal is to free people up to have fun though listening to the music and improvising with another person.
East coast swing
Just after couple of lessons you will become an expert in East coast swing and West coast swing, if you are already an expert in couple of steps than I will help you to bring you to the next level by teaching you technique and style of swing dance!
I work with my students to observe where they're at in their dancing and where they'd like to go - evaluating body movement, technique and partnering skills and creating tangible steps to help every student meet their individual goals. I use a variety of movement drills and incorporate lots of dancing to solidify any and all focused goals in any given lesson. I combine fun with productivity to ensure a positive learning experience.
Having danced for over 20 years, dancing is my life. I love sharing my experience and skills with my students. Swing Dance is my specialty. As an Arthur Murray instructor, I have taught students of all ages to improve their skills whether it was just for fun, for weddings, competitions, social skills, and physical fitness. Classes with me are fun, yet challenging, working with each student to help them get what they want from the lessons.
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