Proudly Presenting Some of Our Guest Instructors

Slawek Sochacki & Marzena Stachura—4-Time World & U.S. Professional Open Smooth Champion

Slawek & Marzena started dancing and competing in Poland in 1999. Some of their accomplishments to date include: 2010-2012 World American Smooth Champion; 2010-2012 United States American Smooth Champion; and 2010-2012 World Cup Champion. He was also winner of Nashville Starz 2010, 2011; City Lights Ball 2010; New York Dance Festival 2011; California Open 2010; Vegas Showdown 2010-2012; San Francisco Open 2010; Costa Rican Classic 2010, 2011; Wisconsin Dancesport Championship 2012; Emerald Ball 2010- 2012.

Stephen Cullip

Stephen Cullip—2-Time U.S. International Standard Ballroom Champion

Stephen Cullip is a Certified Ballroom Instructor and former National Champion. Some of his accomplishments include: Three Times Ohio Star Ball Professional Standard Champion; Twice World Professional Standard Semi-Finalist and he has been 7 Times U.S. Representative to World’s Professional Championships. Stephen has also been a winner of almost every major Professional and Amateur Championship in the U.S. Stephen's workshops always emphasize proper head and body movement along with correct footwork and musicality.

Shiloh Warren

Shiloh Warren—West Coast Swing Instructor

Shiloh Warren is a Champion level West Coast Swing competitor with over 10 years of experience. With a base in Country two-step, waltz, hustle, line dancing and chacha, he quickly zoned into WCS. He is recognized as a professional instructor and judge with a smooth original style. His teaching of WCS traditional style encourages the technique and styling that has been used in the dance for decades. He is an instructor who pushes you beyond your known ability and encourages you every step of the way. Shiloh began performing at the tender age of two through singing and acrobatics competitions and teaching. At 15, West Coast Swing stole his heart and he's been loving it ever since. Past competition partners include Tatiana Mollmann-Bennett and Jessica Cox, although his passion lies with Jack & Jill comps where his ability to translate music to dance led him to winning from Hawaii to Dallas to Atlanta.

Nick Jay

Nick Jay—West Coast Swing Instructor

Nick Jay, one of the founding members of West Coast Swing University, has rocketed his way up the WSDC (World Swing Dance Council) standings to reach champion level in only 4 years. He has been dancing for over 20 years and is an internationally renowned instructor and performer. Over the past 12 years he has taught all across the United States as well as Central Europe and the United Kingdom. The smooth and graceful movement that Nick possesses is what he passes to all those he works with. Nick is the perfect instructor for anyone who is looking to progress in their dancing. And his most prized accomplishment: His first ever 1st place trophy in a national competition taken away for being too young!!

Kelly Lynn Ford

Kelly Lynn Ford—West Coast Swing Instructor

Kelly Lynn has over 40 years of partner dancing experience including Latin, Country and Swing. She's a passionate advocate for good timing, good technique and quality partner connection in West Coast Swing. She won 1st place in the Jack & Jill O'rama Invitational; she was voted in by her peers to dance in the prestigious Phoenix Champion of Champions Invitational and placed top five in the Showcase and Sophisticated Divisions at the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships.

Rob Brown

Rob Brown—West Coast Swing Instructor

Rob and Kathryn first competed at the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships when they danced on the River City Rhythm Dance team in the late 90’s. Rob was the coach and choreographer for the team which took 2nd place two years in a row at the prestigious U.S. Open Swing Championships. Later in 1998, they danced together in a couples division placing in several events. After about a 15 year layoff from routines, Rob and Kathryn debuted their routine "Uptown Funk", much to the pleasure of their hometown crowd at the Sacramento Capital Swing Event in February 2015 and consistently placed in the top five with their routine. Rob won the Master's Jack and Jill Title at Capital Swing and both have consistently placed in the top 5 in Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing competitions. Kathryn is also ranked as an "All Star" based on NASDE points.

See our Social Calendar for a list of our events and also our Classes Calendar. Inquire about scheduling Private Lessons with our guest instructors.