We are going to have a new Swing venue in downtown L.A! Dax and Sarah Hock are veteran Swing dancers who have settled down in L.A. to build a custom dance studio called The Lindy Loft. They’ll be offering lessons throughout the week as well as a social dance night every week. The grand opening party will be on Tuesday, December 17th!
I asked Dax some questions about their past, their studio, their dancing and teaching style, and how we can get more people into Swing dancing…
LA LH: Welcome to L.A! Tell us a little about yourselves!
Dax: We have spent the last 4 years touring internationally teaching workshops, competing, and performing with our team, The Ninjammerz. We have both been dancing about 15 years and actually started in Southern California. We are completely addicted to swing dancing, love the movement, the culture, history and feel that it provides an endless platform for personal development.
In addition to sharing an amazing dance partnership, we are also newlyweds. As dance partners we have accomplished a lot, from winning major competitions, teaching at the most prestigious swing camps, and playing the lead roles in a feature film showcasing Lindy Hop. We are also the main teachers on www.RhythmJuice.com, which is arguably the most effective way to improve your swing dancing. Most importantly, we have had the chance to work side by side with some of the world’s best dancers and discovered a lot of mind blowing concepts to help us progress as dancers and teachers.
LA LH: What inspired you to open a Swing dance studio now?
Dax: Sarah and I havea baby on the way! Teaching 30 international workshops year round, and the heavy travel schedule takes its toll. As much as we enjoy it, we are excited to settle down, enjoy some consistency, focus on a core group of students year round, and put some work into the local scene.
LA LH: Congratulations! Yeah, that makes sense. Why did you choose to have your studio in Downtown L.A?
Dax: Sarah and I love the idea of More