We’ve been working so hard on getting lindy hop going in Louisville and now we are so so so happy to share that we’ll be hosting our first weekend event with internationally recognized instructors: Peter Flahiff and Lauren Smith!
We’ll be sharing more information online (like the schedule and DJ’s and locations) in the next week. Registration is up and ready.
Join us for a weekend of workshops, social dances, lighthearted competitions and lots of Louisville Charm featuring the dynamic duo: Peter Flahiff and Lauren Smith!
Derby City Jockey Jump and a Day at the Races features 2 days of workshops, 3 evenings of social dancing and of course, an afternoon meet-up at the races (aka Churchill Downs) on Friday.
2 Class Tracks: Beginner/Intermediate and Intermediate/Advanced. Double down on the weekend and do both tracks so you can brush up on your basics AND add some swoosh to your swing out. (or…. take one as a leader and the other as a follower (switch it up)).
More details to come including pricing, registration, and schedule.
About the instructors:
See Lauren and Peter dance https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJSuEvS2dNg
Peter & Lauren are two dynamic instructors with over thirty years of teaching experience between them. Based in Southern California, they are highly in-demand, sharing their passion for the great classic dances of the Swing Era. Their classes and workshops are noted for their clarity, humor and high spirits!
Peter Flahiff began swing dancing in 1993 and started teaching just one year later. He’s taught from Los Angeles and Seattle to England, Germany, Sweden and Australia — including Camp Hollywood in California and the amazing Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden. He’s a noted instructor, coach, DJ, lecturer, emcee and competition judge.
Today, Peter counts some of the world’s top dancers and instructors as his own former students. Peter’s worldwide reputation is as a highly sought-after social dancer and instructor. He helped create several thriving venues over the years (Rusty’s Rhythm Club in Los Angeles, ATOMIC Ballroom in Orange County, and Eastside Stomp in Seattle.)
Lauren Smith has been dancing since she was five years old. She began dancing Lindy Hop in 2007 when a friend brought her to LA’s Lindy Groove. From there, she started dancing almost every night of the week, competing regularly, and teaching throughout the LA area.
Lauren specializes in jazz era dances, especially Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston and Collegiate Shag. She is very passionate about the preservation and instruction of the partnered jazz dances of the swing era.
She has won and placed in a number of national dance competitions, including Camp Hollywood, the Lone Star Championships, Inspiration Weekend, Le Hot Sauce, and many others. She teaches regularly around the Los Angeles area, as well as at dance exchanges and workshop weekends around the world. Lauren is sought after as a swing DJ and competition judge. Lauren uses her degree in vocal music education to bring a unique approach to classes incorporating Alexander techniques, natural musicality, body efficiency, and other dance skills.
Her goal as a teacher is to inspire her students to grow in their abilities and love of jazz dance
Interested? Register here and get early bird pricing.