MFC Teachers - (click here for class descriptions)
Jeannie is a dance instructor based in Los Angeles who has been moving, dancing, and performing since she was five. Her early training included gymnastics, ballet, and lyrical jazz while her later years included formal study in over 30 styles of partner dance including Waltz, Foxtrot, Salsa, Samba, Rumba, Cha-cha, Hustle, Lindy Hop, and West Coast Swing. Now, she is most content playing in the worlds of Fusion and Argentine Tango, where she continually chooses to blend, articulate, and integrate concepts from her ever-growing dance background. In the past few years, she’s had the fortunate opportunity to teach in over 30 cities across 12 countries. After traveling nonstop for several years, she now happily resides in sunny Los Angeles where you can find her teaching, dancing, and weaving clothes for DanceWeaver, her clothing line. She also co-organizes for Tiny Dancers, LA’s first micro-fusion venue.
As an instructor, Jeannie places a strong emphasis on partner connection and a highly attuned body awareness. She breaks down fundamental techniques in a clear, precise manner and enjoys challenging students to take risks by finding innovative ways of co-creating together. Jeannie encourages her students to approach each dance with curiosity, deep listening, and a willingness to play.
Emily Webb - Exploring Love and Relationship through dance
In 1996 Emily Webb began her love affair with partner dance. Through the years Emily has studied Tango, Swing, Salsa, Blues, and Fusion dance with some the top instructors in the world. Today Tango and Fusion remain Emily's greatest dance loves.
Thousands of students across the US and Canada have benefited from Emily's dynamic and interactive teaching style. Emily's adaptability to student needs, knowledge of body mechanics, and specialized drills create high impact learning for students of all levels. Through her years of teaching experience Emily has learned to make even the most complex movements simple and build them from the ground up. This means you will not only look good while you dance, but feel great to your partners too!
CC Wagner - Partner Stretching
My interest and passion for partner stretching began when I was a Salsa dancer in college, and was initiated by a playful skill swap with some knowledgeable friends. I soon found that stretching with a remorselessly “helpful” assistant not only improved my flexibility faster and far more effectively than stretching alone, but it also made the whole experience so much more fun! As a social partner dancer of many years, getting up close and pliable with some friends was a perfectly natural progression. I have been teaching flexibility training classes at Fusion events since 2011, including 4 Fusion Exchanges, 2 Seattle Fusion Festivals, 2 City in Motions, and several Recess events. While do I enjoy discovering how malleable my friends are, more than anything else, I love contributing to their health and wellbeing.
We are bringing you an all star cast of teachers to answer your most burning dance questions in the practica!
Kelly Howard - Bay Area
Mark Carpenter - Bay Area
Jeannie Lin - Los Angeles
Emily Webb - San Francisco
Ben LaCara - San Francisco
Vanessa Yxcea - Dallas, TX
Justin Riley - Grass Valley, CA