Steve Garrett and Heidi Salerno are not teaching weekly classes together as Steve lives in Glendale and Heidi lives in San Diego. However, they still travel to teach together and teach specialty workshops. Steve and Heidi each teach private lessons (for any level and any swing dance) for individuals, couples and small groups at their respective home studios by appointment.
For 2006 Swing Dance Hall of Fame finalists & results Here
For 2005 National Jitterbug Championship results
For 2003 California Balboa Championship results
Please check website regularly for updates.
Steve & Heidi are the
2005 National Jitterbug Champions
2005 International Bal-Swing Champions
2003 California Balboa Champions
California Swing Dance Hall of Fame Rising & Nova Stars!
Steve has been teaching Swing since 1998, learning directly from the old timers who danced the dance in the 30's and 40's and is a Master in Kung Foo San Soo.
Heidi has been teaching Swing since 2001, is a trained dancer with decades of dance and teaching experience, also mentored by many old timers!
A gift for any occasion: the gift of dance. With 8 amazing Swing Dance Instructional DVDs to choose from and, Gift Certificates are always on sale for any occasion, including Christmas & Chanukah, and Steve's dance related artwork is now available!
To find out if Steve & Heidi will be in your home town,
click here for their travel schedule.
BALBOA & LINDY HOP with Steve & Heidi
"If you haven't had a chance to take classes from Steve and Heidi yet, sign up now!
I had the privilege of taking classes with them ...
and they [are] some of the best teachers and most entertaining..."
NO PARTNER NEEDED
Please check website at beginning of each month for time and location changes
Individuals: $48 for one 4 week series, $75 for both series.
Couples: $75 for one 4 week series, $125 for both series.
Admission to Lindy Groove plus $5 paid directly to Steve.
$18 per person.
Classes held at:
Pasadena Senior Center
85 E. Holly Street
Pasadena, CA 91103
Free parking lot, street parking and close to public transportation.
Please see our directions/parking page.
Classes held at:
200 S. Euclid Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free parking in the multilevel parking structure on the southeast corner
of Euclid and Cordova. The entrance is on the south side of Cordova.
Private lessons are by appointment, which are taught in our home studio,
unless, of course, we are traveling to teach and not at home in which case
the private will take place at the camp, depending upon availability.
If the camp does not provide space, the student will be responsible for floor fees.
The Beg. and Int. Balboa Swing Series are progressive, normally lasting 4 weeks. If you are new to swing dancing, please start the Beginning class at the start of the series as we will build on material throughout the series.
If you have experience in Bal-Swing, please do take our Int. series and consider the Beg. as working on basics will always make you a better dancer.
Every now and again we will offer Special 2 Hour Workshop ranging from Int./Adv. Lindy Hop, Dean Collins' Shim Sham, Big Apple and Partner Charelston, June 29th is the next exciting special workshop.
Beg. Balboa Swing:
Beg. Balboa/Bal-Swing is a beginning Balboa & Swing class where you will learn the 5 Fundamentals: the basic, transition, come around, inside turn and back to closed, as well as various outside turns and Pure Bal moves and some basic L.A. Style Swing moves. You will learn the Balboa feel, and how to lead and follow these fundamental and fun basics.
No partner or experience needed.
In this very fun class you will take all of your basics from Balboa, Balboa Swing and Lindy Hop and learn how to expand your style, focus on technique and really learn to social dance all three exciting forms of swing.
You will learn more complex combinations, fun Pure Balboa ad lib steps, fancy footwork, and, the really cool part, is learning how to put it all together with Lindy Hop using smooth and seamless transitions to get you really Jitterbuggin'!
If the this class is something that sounds interesting to you, please do make sure you know the 5 Fundemantals of Balboa/Balboa Swing and all the 6 and 8 count Basics of Lindy Hop. If you do not know them or are a bit rusty, please take one series of the Beg. Balboa/Bal-Swing courses to get ready for JitterBal. We also have DVDs for sale, which you can use to learn the Lindy Hop basics in order to join our JitterBal series.
No partner necessary.
Lindy Hop is the granddaddy of swing dancing, it's where East Coast and West Coast swing orginated from.
While there are many stories about where and when Lindy Hop began, we do know that Lindy Hop started off
when dancers began to "break away" from closed position. There is evidence that the first break aways were
done as early as the 1900's in the Barbry Coast. The 8 count swingout, or whip or Lindy Basic, whatever you
like to call it, is the very heart of this dance. The beauty of Lindy Hop is that it is comprised of both 8
and 6 count moves so that you find yourself dancing over the 8 count swing music, allowing dances to be musical and fun.
If you have any questions about the classes, or to set up a private lesson, please click here to send us an email.