Evita Arce (United States)
Evita Arce, a world renown Lindy Hop dancer and teacher, has dedicated her
Nathan Bugh (United States)
Nathan Bugh is a swing-dance champion, teacher, and entertainment headliner based in New York. He is known worldwide for his intimately rhythmic style of Lindy and vernacular jazz. He has showcased these styles in many iconic venues, such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, Harlem’s Apollo Theater, Jacob’s Pillow, and the Guggenheim. He is a principle dancer in the feature film, Rebel In The Rye, and in several music videos, including the Weepies, Be My Honey Pie. Active in the Lindy Hop scene since the 1990’s, Nathan has earned numerous first-place titles in Solo Jazz, Lindy Hop, Team, Jack and Jill, Invitational, Slow Dance, and Mix/Match divisions, at major events like ALHC, ULHS, and ILHC. He won his first national contest in 2002 as a follower. He is also the choreographer of Yeah Man, the 2015 ILHC Team champions.
Nathan is a veteran of huge camps, like Lindy Focus, Camp Jitterbug, Paris Jazz Roots, and Herräng Dance Camp. In the classroom he focuses on intention, rhythm, and applied technique, rather than technique for its own sake. He can be a challenging teacher sometimes, but he loves dance and dance students!
Michael Jagger (United States)
Michael has been dancing Lindy Hop for over 20 years, and he has traveled the globe with his regular teaching partner, Evita Arce, for over 13 years. In the classroom, he
For 6 years, Michael was the co-executive director of Syncopated City Dance Company, the premier professional dance company in NYC
Some of Michael’s biggest influences and inspiration come from the likes of Ryan and Jenny, David Dalmo, Fred Astaire, Tommy Rall, Nathan Bugh, and Evita Arce. He feels insanely blessed for the life dancing has afforded him, and you can find out more about Michael at michaelandevita.com.