Our amazing dance teacher line up


Stuart & Carla

These guys teach Lindy Hop and Collegiate Shag from beginner level all the way up to advanced. They also have a wide knowledge of other dance styles such as Balboa, Charleston, Blues and Solo Jazz.

 

They've taught loads of weekly workshops in the UK and in Europe and are some of the most prolific dance teachers and event organisers in the Glasgow swing dancing scene and are the founding members of Glasgow Jitterbugs.

 

One of their main achievements so far is building the Collegiate Shag scene in Glasgow by running one of the first regular Collegiate Shag classes in the UK, always with the amazing support of the Glasgow swing dance community. 

 

They believe that fun comes first and that more fun comes out of solid technique. So be prepared to learn and be pushed a little at times.



Ruaridh & Sasha

Lindy Hop is the best expression of joy that they have found. Treasuring creativity and connection, they are constantly looking to develop these aspects in themselves and those they teach.

 

Sasha and Ruaridh place a significant emphasis on enjoyment of the dance and mutual contributions, believing that both the leaders and followers should be able to listen and respond to be able to create.

 

They both actively lead and follow, which has been influential in developing their approach and improving their connection with other dancers. This obsession for Lindy has seen them seek out dance scenes from across the UK as well as the US (East and West coast), South Korea, and mainland Europe.



Allie & Jass

Allie and Jass have been dancing together since 2016 and it’s a huge source of joy to them both. Their dance journey started with Lindy Hop and then continued on to Collegiate Shag, and they are passionate about both dances.

 

When teaching Allie and Jass love to create a warm and informal environment, in which dialogue and collaboration is welcome. They like to emphasise connection and energy in a partnership and encourage students to feel confident to find their own style and feel of the dance, while maintaining the importance of fundamental technique.

 

Allie and Jass' passion for dance has taken them around the UK and abroad and are excited to bring all that experience home to Glasgow.

 

Allie and Jass have been dancing together for a number of years and it’s a huge source of joy to them both. Their dance journey started with Lindy Hop and then continued on to Collegiate Shag, and they are passionate about both dances.

 

When teaching Allie and Jass love to create a warm and informal environment, in which dialogue and collaboration is welcome. They like to emphasise connection and energy in a partnership and encourage students to feel confident to find their own style and feel of the dance, while maintaining the importance of fundamental technique.

 

Allie and Jass' passion for dance has taken them around the UK and abroad and are excited to bring all that experience home to Glasgow.



Beth Rooney

Beth's favourite swing dance is definitely Collegiate Shag and we are very proud of her abilities in this dance; she is a huge advocate for the style and hopes through teaching at Glasgow Jitterbugs to share that experience, fun and beautiful energetic synchronicity that made her fall for Shag.

 

Beth's need for swing dance stems from a life long passion for dancing as a whole, having practiced a wide variety of other dance styles both before and throughout her swing dance days.

 

From street dance to pole dance, her curiosity for dance is apparent and her obsession and knowledge of dance generally is something she's keen to share and express through her swing dancing.