Jon & Jenna
Jon Tigert found swing dancing at the tender age of 15 and never looked back. Now, somewhat older than 15, Jon shares his knowledge of the dance all over the United States and the World. You may know him from his roles at events such as Lindy Focus, Lindy Fest, The Canadian Swing Dance Championships, The Chinese Lindy Hop Championships, Herrang Dance Camp, The International Lindy Hop Championships and many more. Known for his concise language, historical knowledge and and infinite supply of dad jokes, Jon's classes are immensely informative and entertaining. Beyond teaching, Jon is often seen behind the microphone as a well known MC, behind the computer as a DJ, or behind the drum kit playing and singing with various bands.
自15岁遇到摇摆舞以来，Jon Tigert 对摇摆舞的热情只增不减。不断在美国及世界各地分享摇摆舞教授课程。在各大活动被邀请教授与评委：Lindy Focus, Lindy Fest, 加拿大摇摆舞冠军赛，中国摇摆舞冠军赛，Herrang Dance Camp, 国际摇摆舞冠军赛等等。Jon教课上精简且准确直切要点、丰富的历史知识和无限量的笑点，使得他的课程十分有趣且内容丰富。除了教学以外，Jon也经常做MC、DJ或和各乐队一起演奏唱歌，幽默风趣充满了能量。
Jenna first started dancing when she was still in diapers. She began swing dancing some many years later, luckily no longer in diapers. Jenna continues to expand her dancing repertoire and share her love and knowledge of these dances with others. Although she enjoys pretty much any type of dancing and music you can move to, her first love is Lindy Hop. Her energy and passion create the perfect environment for learning, creating challenging yet applicable lessons.
Jenna has attended, coordinated, and taught various workshops and exchanges all across the globe. Some of her favorite highlights are performing at Benaroya Hall in The Jump Session Show and teaching for Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing. Above all else she believes that learning to dance should be fun. With over 10 years of teaching/coaching experience, she loves finding new ways to connect with other dancers on the floor and in the classroom.
Jenna 从小就热爱各种舞蹈和音乐，其中Lindy Hop是她的最爱。她拥有超过10年的教学经验，无论是在教室内还是舞池上，她喜欢探索新的方式与每个舞者分享。现在她依然在不断自我学习和提升，同时周游世界分享摇摆舞文化与教授课程。Jenna 曾参加和组织许多活动，并在世界各地的活动上担任教师，例如著名的Lindy Focus和Herrang Dance Camp。她相信学习跳舞应该是充满乐趣的，她的活力与热情常常创造具有挑战性和实用性的课程。
The main workshop is open to all level of dancers (but may be too much for complete novice dancers), and the level of material taught in class depends on the people who are attending. Experienced instructors like Jon & Jenna are able to adjust material and difficulties based on the level of the people present, so that the less experienced dancers can have challenging stuff to learn while the more experienced dancers gain new perspective and something else to work on, all in the same class.
Soul: How to dance to music in the style of soul/Doo-wop/R&B etc..
For music sample, check out:
"Respect" by Aretha Franklin
"Ain't Too Proud To Beg" by The Temptations
Please note: Add-On classes are not included in weekend workshop pass.
Private lesson is also available during Jon & Jenna's stay in Guangzhou, feel free to contact us about their availability.
Jon the Tiger and Jenna the Applecalypse
Philippe (HK), Misha (GZ), Yulai (GZ)
Please note: Dance tickets will be on sale at the door only.
Main workshop, and Add-On Venue
also Fri, Sat evening dance venue
YueLaiMei Gym - Dance Studio
3rd Floor, Huayi Lijing Square
悦莱美健身 - 大舞蹈室
Line 3 or 5, Zhujiang Newtown (Pearl River Newtown), Exit A2
Saturday After Party, and Sunday Venue
Shop D01, Nantian Square, Huacheng Dadao Nan, Zhujiang Xincheng, Tianhe District