Rocktober Intensive Lindy Hop Weekend

Ben White & Adrienne Weidert

Ben White & Adrienne Weidert

On August 2, 2019, Posted by , In Instructors, With No Comments

Non-Audition Track

Ben White has been addicted to all things swing since 2004. He has studied Lindy Hop, Balboa, Tap, and  Solo Jazz dance under masters from the original swing era and worked with world class contemporary swing dancers.

He has had success both locally and internationally as a competitor and coach placing in contests such as The International Lindy Hop Championships, the National Jitterbug Championships, Camp Jitterbug, and many more.  He has also been involved in more than 100 productions as a performer, producer, choreographer, and technician.

Ben is well known for his clear instruction and ability to break down and communicate technique while keeping classes entertaining and engaging.  His instructional resume includes co-founding the venue Eastside Stomp where he works as manager and instructor, teaching at the University of Washington and other schools, and traveling to teach and perform at workshops all over the world.

Adrienne Weidert embodies the classic look & glamor of Hollywood’s Golden Era with a modern touch of Cyd Charisse. She is a Professional Swing Dance Instructor, Performer & National Jitterbug Champion who shines onstage. A New York City transplant from sunny Southern California & the LA swing dance scene, Adrienne made her NYC performance debut with The Public Theater’s production of ‘The Comedy of Errors’ at Shakespeare in the Park in 2013. While her classical dance foundation is rooted in training with the Milwaukee Ballet, Boston Ballet, and London’s Royal Ballet School, this Ballerina-gone-Jitterbug is most passionate about America’s Great Jazz Age and the dances that were born in NYC in the early 20th Century. She has been teaching & performing swing dance since 1996 with several top professional dance partners in the national circuit. Competitively she holds 1st Place National Jitterbug Championship, US Open Swing Dance Championship, as well as International Lindy Hop Championship Titles & was recently inducted into Camp Hollywood’s Swing Dance Hall of Fame! Adrienne is dancing, tapping and singing her way into musicals & productions on stages and screens from coast to coast, having choreographed & performed regionally at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles and Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, she also toured professionally with Lindy Hop company, Hot Club Stomp, and The Atomic Cherry Bombs – Los Angeles’ all-female chorus girl troupe, and has been a featured dancer in film (The Thirteenth Floor) and television, as well as music video. You can also catch her teaching at You Should Be Dancing…! Dance Studio as well as performing around New York City at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Lincoln Center’s ‘Midsummer Night Swing,’ B.B. Kings Blues Club, Swing 46 Supper Club, the Paramount’s Diamond Horseshoe, the Historic Battleship Intrepid at Pier 84, the Rainbow Room at the Top of Rockefeller Center, and on Governor’s Island at the semi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party! Be sure to keep an eye out for her local performances with The Rhythm Stompers, The Lindy Hop All Stars, The Canarsie Wobblers and her own creative joint project & fellow ‘Bathtub Ginnys’ – New York City’s premier Vintage Chorus Girl group focused on Prohibition Era Entertainment with a Musical Theater flair.

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