Peter Flahiff is a swing and tap dancer who began swing dancing in 1993 and teaching just one year later. He performs, instructs, DJs and speaks as a jazz music and dance historian. He’s taught from Los Angeles and Seattle to London, Helsinki and Munich -- including Camp Hollywood and Herrang Dance Camp. He’s studied with many of the past masters of these dances. Today, Peter counts some of the world’s top dancers and instructors as his own former students. Not a competitor himself, Peter’s worldwide reputation is as a highly sought-after social dancer and instructor. He is currently teaching at both ATOMIC Ballroom and Strutter's Ball. Peter’s classes are legendary for their clarity, humour and high spirits. He always continues to further his own education, taking instruction from some of the greatest dancers in the world. Yes, he’s pretty much always in a suit..
Trudi Pickering has been dancing since about 2000. Previously known as a Swingtime Australia Rock 'n' Roll teacher and member of their award winning Lindy Hop performance troupe. In 2010-2012 she lived in Vancouver where she taught, performed and dj'd for both Royal City Swing and Suburban Swing. You can now find her on Sydney dance floors anywhere there is music and a bar. Oh, and teaching Balboa once a month for Swing Patrol. And as a part of the Hot Foot Stomp organising crew. And teaching Rock 'n' Roll classes at Dancexcite.
Why is this weekend called For Dancers Only? 1) It's one of Trudi's favourite Jimmie Lunceford songs 2) Classes are Intermediate and above 3) Why not? :)