"The best instructor I've ever had in ANYTHING!"
       - Harvard University students, 6 years in a row


NEWS  :

UPCOMING
2016. Ken & Paula are teaching West Coast Swing Intensive Classes in New York City. Come experience a very different way of learning WCS, and be amazed at how easy it is. No partner or prior experience needed. See
www.tipdi.com for complete details & pre-registration options!

PAST
2016, January. Paula & Ken taught two classes for the Del Valley Swing Club (Philadelphia & vicinity), and DJ'ed the evening dance! Wonderful experience, wonderful people! We always DJ a great mix of old-school R&B (especially early in the evening) and contemporary top WCS tunes. We play music that appeals to all ages of WCS dancers, which we really enjoy.

2015, November, December. Paula & Ken taught classes before various West Coast Swing dances in New Jersey, including the rockin' Friday dance at Le Pari in Fanwood, NJ, where DJ Wes Carrajat always draws a crowd of over 100 dancers. Great time!

Every Wednesday. Ken & Paula taught a free West Coast Swing beginner lesson every Wednesday for several months, as part of the largest, friendliest weekly WCS dance in New York City! The free lesson has been discontinued (the studio preferred people take their regular classes), but we still hope to see you at the dance! The dance is 9:07-1/2 PM to 12:00 midnight, $10, at You Should Be Dancing studio, 412 8th Ave, 4th Floor, betw 30th & 31st (just south of Penn Station), New York, NY.

2015, April 18. New York City. Paula & Ken taught West Coast Swing (WCS) as part of the TIPDI West Coast Swing + Zouk Weekend Intensive series! In addition, Paula taught the world's best "Body Rolls & Body Waves" class. For full details, visit www.TIPDI.com.

2015, April 10-12. Paula & Ken were guest artists and taught Dance Movement for Actors and West Coast Swing (WCS) workshops at the famous Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick, MA. Fantastic students! What great energy!

2015, March 13-15. Paula & Ken taught at Motley Hue, a national Fusion weekend, in New York City! What a great experience and great people!

2014, June. Ken & Paula taught a workshop for West Coast Swing instructors at the prestigious Liberty West Coast Swing Dance Championships. We presented "Quick Super-Effective Teaching Tips that No One in West Coast Swing is Using (Yet!)". A full workbook with over 30 tranformative tips is now available for $40. The examples are drawn from West Coast Swing, but the tips are equally valuable for all partner-dance teaching. If you want to learn more, or bring us in for a workshop in your area, .

      

INSTRUCTORS:

Ken Kreshtool • West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, Jittergbug, Ballroom, Salsa on 1
Dance Instructor (also B.A., A.M., M.A., J.D.). "The best instructor I've ever had in ANYTHING!"--Harvard students' comments, 6 years in a row. Ken is an award-winning dancer and teacher, who taught the largest and most popular partner-dance classes in the Boston area while working on a PhD at Harvard University. Ken moved to New York City in 2007. He now teaches part-time for the love of it.

Paula Wilson • West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango
Paula is a graduate of the famous Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Alvin Ailey Professional School. She was a professional modern and commercial dancer who also danced, taught, and performed Argentine Tango, Modern, and Musical Theatre dance in Argentina, the UK, and South Korea, before plunging into West Coast Swing.

Paula and Ken began partnering in West Coast Swing (WCS) in 2012. Their partnership has grown to include running NYC's largest weekly WCS dance, and several smaller dance events around town. You are warmly invited to join us every Wednesday, 9:07-1/2 PM to 12 Midnight for NYC's largest and friendliest weekly WCS dance, at You Should Be Dancing (412 8th Ave, 4th Floor, between 30th & 31st, just south of Penn Station). We also co-direct and co-produce The International Partner Dance Intensive (TIPDI), a cumulative, leveled, immersive dance experience for adults, where everyone cross-learns 3 partner dances (WCS, Salsa on 2, Argentine Tango) and 3 classical dances (Ballet, Modern, Afro-Haitian) from 9 of the world's top teachers. It's crazy brilliant fun, and we hope you will join us!


 

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