South Island Swing Competitions Workshop Teachers/Competition Judges

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Michael and Saran are resident teachers at the wonderful Full Swing studio in Wellington, teaching Lindy Hop, Charleston, Blues, Tap, Aerials and more. Their style is energetic, creative and always plenty of fun. After three years as a dancing, choreographing, competing, teaching partnership, and having recently returned from 2 months dancing in France and the UK, they are bringing their own swing workshops to dancers around New Zealand. As a dancing couple they have won several 1st or 2nd placements in the showcase sections of Windy Lindy and the 100% Pure Swing competitions and last year won the Lindy Hop section of  Rock’in the Hutt. Individually they have placed in Jack’n’Jill competitions here and in Australia, and last year Michael received the very prestigious award of being voted the sexiest person at Studio Hop Summer Camp in France :p


Simon & Tash

Simon Glasgow and Natasya Yusoff found swing dancing 7 years ago and have been hooked ever since. They have traveled extensively throughout Australia and New Zealand, and some parts of Asia, learning from some of the best international teachers they could get their hands on. With amazing passion and drive to share their knowledge and skills, they opened SwingOut Central in 2011, which has been going from strength to strength with 3 great venues around Auckland city. Simon and Tash have taught workshops throughout the North Island, won various competitions in Lindy and Blues, judged numerous competitions and even taught workshops in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Known for their fun and friendly classes with a strong emphasis on good technique and interesting lead and follow based moves, they always create a wonderfully warm and welcoming atmosphere in all their classes.

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