Sunday School - Four week course at FatCat Ballroom
Prices:$45 for each 4 week
course. Drop in class (only on week 1) is $15.
Private Lesson Fees:
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About the instructors:
Steve Conrad started swing dancing in 1995 and had his first
lindy hop lesson with Frankie Manning in 1996 at Swing Camp Catalina. He was hooked and
soon became a founder of the AZ Lindy Hop Society that same year. He has been
teaching/performing Lindy hop and East Coast Swing for over 15 years. He
has taught on six Lindy Cruises, at the Desert Dance camp in Las Vegas and Laughlin, Carnage
Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA, at Lindy Groove in Pasadena, and throughout
Europe. He worked with the Mercury hip hop squad, the Phoenix Suns
dancers, and the Arizona Sidewinders, teaching or performing at half
time. He also performed with the Judds for the Millennium New
Years Eve reunion and taught Ashley Judd aerials. Steve has also taught
more than 20,000 people how to swing dance through
workshops, school districts, classes at Borders Books, and over 14 years
of lindy hop classes in Arizona. He founded the Phoenix Lindy
Exchange in 2001 and he was also the
promoter/DJ/instructor for the Bash on Ash for 5 years.
Currently Steve is teaching dance in schools and is working with a non-profit organization to help bring social dance into the school system of Arizona.
In the past 13 years Steve has produced over 200 concerts including Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, The Jive Aces with Keely Smith and Toni Prima, Sam Butera, Royal Crown Revue, the Count Basie Tribute at the Biltmore Resort, Indigo Swing, The Juke Joint All-Stars, Margo Reed, Barbara Morrison, Johnny Boyd, Steve Lucky and the Rhumba Bums, Lavay Smith and her Red Hot Skillet Lickers, and more. For 12 years he has presented the "Arizona Swing Jam" with Frankie Manning, until Frankie's passing in 2009.
On the Radio:
Steve has been an on-air jazz host on KJZZ 91.5 FM (NPR and Jazz) for over 7 years where he and Blaise Lantana created and hosted "In the Groove", a two hour program dedicated to great swing music.
Steve has DJ'd all over the world including six Lindy Cruises; As a guest DJ for Yehoodi Radio; Lindy Groove in Pasadena; Swing 46 in New York; Apollo Jazz Cafe in Montpellier, France; The Hep Cat Club in Dublin, Ireland; Lindy and Party Weekend in Phoenix, the Phoenix Lindy Exchange; Lindy on the Rocks in Denver, CO; Minneapolis, MN; Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden; and much more. He has his own DJ business and loves to travel and share music.
Outside of dance:
Danielle and James Ferguson are
partners on and off the dance floor. They have been married since 2005.
Together they have become professional dance performers, instructors,
judges, and choreographers specializing in Lindy Hop, Charleston, and
Argentine Tango on a national and international level. They are featured
members of the Arizona Lindy Hop Society making appearances on AZ
Highways, as well as many local evening and morning show news shows.
Their Professional experience, and accolades includes:
2012 - Instructors at Le Hot Sauce
workshop in San Francisco, California
2012 1st Place ALL-STAR Jack & Jill at
Lindy On The Rocks competition, Denver, CO
James has assisted the amazing Carla Heiney at multiple dance workshops in Phoenix, AZ. Carla Heiney is an international instructor, choreographer, performer and multi-time World Champion, and was also a choreographer on So You Think You Can Dance. James and Danielle regularly train under superstar Lindy Hop international instructors, performers, choreographers, and World Champions, Dax Hock and Sarah Breck, who are also in the top ranked performance troupe Ninjammerz. Dax and Sarah have changed their lives in dance. Training under Dax and Sarah is a significant asset to themselves and their students in that they are getting the very best instruction and are always working to continue to challenge themselves and grow in their own dancing, as well as bring their students the most up to date and fresh Lindy Hop instruction. James and Danielle attend several Lindy Hop workshops throughout the year including Lindy Focus, Let Hot Sauce, X-Fest International Dance Festival, Lindy On The Rocks, Lindy Diversion, Swing Camp Catalina, Boogie By The Bay, and the San Diego Lindy Exchange. Danielle and James keep their classes fun and challenging, where students can laugh and learn. They really love watching their students grow in their dancing. They focus on rhythm, quality body movement, connection, technique, playing with opportunities for movement, and creating more dynamic in dance. Danielle and James are available for hire for events, private parties, group classes, and private lessons.
Becky Lee Walters: Becky Lee has been dancing Lindy hop for 14 years and is a patient and incredible teacher. Her dancing has brought her around the world, teaching in Las Vegas, Bern, Switzerland, Vienna, Austia, and the prestigious Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden. She teaches Lindy Hop and blues where she emphasizes technique, connection and pushing students to the next level with their dancing. Becky is also an accomplished musician and plays around the world with her one-woman band "Becky Lee and Drunkfoot". Becky is extremely talented and will help follows understand the dance and enjoy it on a new level.