Rocktober Intensive Lindy Hop Weekend

Kerry Kapaku and Viktor Lillard

Kerry Kapaku and Viktor Lillard

On September 29, 2018, Posted by , In Instructors, With No Comments

Fundamentals Track

Kerry Kapaku comes from a long history of training, performing, and teaching ballet and contemporary dance professionally. She has been dancing since she was just four years old, and holds a BFA in Dance Performance and Education from The Ohio State University. Kerry was introduced to Lindy Hop and vintage jazz dancing during her time at OSU, and has been hooked ever since. Kerry has a passion for teaching, and brings that enthusiasm into every class she teaches, whether she’s teaching to a large group or a doing a one-on-one private lesson. Kerry strives to cultivate a fun and encouraging environment for all of her students, while emphasizing the importance of efficient muscular engagement and anatomical alignment. In addition to Lindy Hop, Kerry also specializes in St. Louis Shag, and is considered to be one of the strongest shag dancers in the Midwest. Kerry loves to compete, and has placed at events such a Midwest Lindy Fest, Nevermore Jazz Ball, and Camp Hollywood. When she’s not out traveling the country for dancing, Kerry serves as Head Instructor for Naptown Stomp Lindy Hop Society, Indianapolis’s only organization dedicated to teaching, preserving, and promoting vintage dancing. Viktor Lillard is an avid and enthusiastic up-and-coming instructor hailing from Columbus, OH. He shares his rhythmic and flowing style of swing on the social floor and stage alike, competing and placing in social and choreography competitions at regional events such as Midwest Lindyfest, International Lindy Hop Championships, and the Nevermore Jazz Ball. In the classroom he brings a solid understanding of both leading and following technique. He uses his understanding of musicality and his creative outlook to help students both become comfortable in their basics and expand their boundaries. Above all, he encourages all swing dancers to feel the music and have fun!

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