Elaine & Stefan
Elaine and Stefan bring a broad range of perspectives and influences to their jazz dance.
Since age the age of 3, Elaine has been diving deep into many disciplines of dance. She has studied and taught Ballet, Modern Dance, Ballroom, Tango, and Pilates. She discovered the joy of Lindy Hop while living in New Orleans and hasn’t stopped dancing since. She possesses a vast knowledge of human anatomy and body mechanics that she employs in all of her classes.
Stefan started studying various styles of partner dance in high school, including Ballroom, West Coast Swing, Latin, and soon after, Lindy Hop. He has danced and performed for many years with the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, the Amazebals, and Yeah Man in New York City, and is known for his connection- and technique-driven approach to teaching dance.
They have both won and placed in a number of competitions across the country and have taught many years worth of classes in Lindy Hop and other dances. Their dance philosophy is rooted in their combined experiences in multiple dance styles as well as having spent the majority of their Lindy Hop lives in New Orleans and New York, cities known for their live jazz music. In accordance with their philosophy, their classes emphasize the importance of comfortable technique and musicality.