10th Anniversary

jJeremy Otth, Laura Keat

Laura Keat

Since 2006, Jeremy and Laura have been united in the task of preserving, performing and teaching Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, Balboa and other vintage swing dances once popular in Southern California and Harlem. Their dynamic dance partnership is founded on a blend of Laura’s passion for technique driven improvisation and styling with Jeremy’s boundless creative energy and years of experience with the original jitterbug dancers. Together, Jeremy and Laura’s fast feet and tight choreography have brought them numerous championship titles, credits in music videos, appearances on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, and even honors from the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame.

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Laura Keat, Jeremy Otth

Heather Ballew

David Rehm is also the Founder and Director of The Experiment, "the world's most personal and personally challenging Balboa and Blues dance workshops." David is best known for his ability to capture both broad thematic abstractions and technical details all in the form of conceptual principles.

With experience by her learning dance, Heather has a keen eye for what works and what doesn’t. She believes that swing dancing should look good and feel great but most of all it should be FUN! She loves social dancing with people of all levels and she is most known for her connection and rhythmic musicality.

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Heather Ballew, David Rehm

Adam Speen

Adam Speen strives to provide a unique perspective combining classic swing dance technique with a modern ideology. Partnership and playfulness are the focus for Adam on the dance floor, creating a “yes and” environment for his partners and himself. Adam is pursuing a doctorate in Toxicology at UNC.

Nelle has been a dancer her entire life with professional training in ballet, tap and jazz. Since ’06 she’s trained under the most notable teachers from around  the world. Teaching allows her to share this passion and experience with other likeminded dancers, as she strives to continually be inspired and inspire others through social and competitive dancing and travel!!

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Adam Speen
Nelle Cherry