January 12-14 2018

Instructors

Reuel Reis

Reuel Reis has been sharing the art of Lindy Hop, Blues, and other vernacular jazz dances for almost two decades. From humble beginnings, teaching weekly classes at his college swing dance club, Reuel has since taught workshops and won competitions everywhere from Chicago to New Orleans, Orlando to Seattle, Philadelphia to San Francisco, and many places in between. Born and raised in New Orleans, Reuel attempts to imbue the spirit, and culture of his hometown into every class and every dance.

 

Kerry Genese

Kerry has been teaching Lindy Hop and other swing dances for eight years. She is continually delighted by the language of social dance and will talk to you for literal hours about it. She loves cereal and 30min animated comedies.
Kerry is based in New Orleans now, a city teeming with passion and a place that entertains a baseline of joy and musicianship unmatched anywhere in the world. She seeks to maintain the lessons of connection, community, and inclusivity she learned in the City of Brotherly Love and add to them layers of musicianship and individuality that she cannot help but soak in here in the Big Easy.
As a dancer and teacher, Kerry values feeling and humor. Her concentration is on improving technique, but always as a means to another end.

 

Dan Repsch

Dan is immersed in the music and the movement. He constantly travels internationally to continue learning, happily sharing his ideas along the way. In his teaching, Dan’s enthusiastic approach brings a focus on innovation, connection, and attention to your partner. Dan is also a veteran DJ, spinning for events across 4 continents and DJing everything from international events to local dances on a weekly basis. He’s also organized both locally and for international events as their Head DJ, including BluesSHOUT! and The Blues Experiment. In the end, Dan is most excited to work hard at improving the dance and to see his students break through their boundaries.

Danielle Knight

Danielle has taught around the southeast for 12 years. She loves teaching people how to infuse musicality into their dancing. This may be, in part, because she is also a musician that enjoys the relationship between music and dance. Danielle has also been organizing for the majority of the time she has been teaching and likes to offer new challenges and ingenuity to the dance scene.