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Workshop Teachers!

Irina Amzashili

Dancing has always been a passion for Irina, her expression completely and boundlessly inspired by music. She began learning Lindy Hop in 2009 at the age of 15 and fell in love with it after her first night of social dancing. Shortly thereafter, her passion for Swing dancing expanded to include Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and solo Jazz. Since her start in Orange County, CA, Irina has taught these dances all across the U.S. as well as Europe, Asia, and Australia. As a teacher her goal is to patiently guide her students through building solid foundations and technique as well as inspiring individuality in personal movement. Irina's greatest joy as a teacher is to see her students progress with their dancing, no matter the increment.

 Photo Credit: Alain Wong

Photo Credit: Alain Wong

Anthony Chen

Anthony's first ingress into the performing arts was at age 8 when his parents convinced him to learn and perform Chinese lion dances. He then stumbled upon breakdancing during a national speech and debate tournament in middle school, and at the age of 16, he had his first foray into swing dancing alongside other young interns from a research laboratory. Since then, he has trained in other dance styles ranging from hip-hop to West Coast Swing, but most of all he enjoys using this background to expand upon his technique and creativity in Lindy Hop. On the social dance floor he is known to be playful, musical, creative, and clear. He holds first place titles from events such as Lindyfest and Lone Star Championships, Montreal Swing Riot, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, Lindy Focus, and International Lindy Hop Championships. Combined with his professional background in education, his love of both leading and following have been instrumental to making the classes that he teaches both clear and intuitive. He is an active scene builder in his community and founded Salt Lake Swing, where he teaches locally.


Event Schedule

**Lesson descriptions coming soon**


Dance 8pm- 12am

Dance is at Studio @-Ryan’s American Dance


Warm up dance: 10:45am-11am

Lesson 1: 11am-12pm

Lesson 2: 12:15pm-1:15pm

Snack break: 1:15pm-1:45pm

Lesson 3: 1:45pm-2:45pm

Lesson 4: 3pm-4pm

Evening dance: 9pm-1:30am

Lessons & Dance at Studio @-Ryan’s American Dance


Warm up dance: 10:45am-11am

Lesson 5: 11am-12pm

Lesson 6: 12:15pm-1:15pm

Snack break: 1:15pm-1:45pm

Lesson 7: 1:45pm-2:45pm

Lesson 8: 3pm-4pm

Lessons at Chumash Auditorium at Cal Poly in the University Union



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Private Lessons

For both teachers it is $160 an hour, for one teacher it is $90 an hour.

Venue Locations

Studio @- Ryan’s American Dance

202 Tank Farm Rd

San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

**In the back of the lot, drive straight back and you will see it**


Chumash Auditorium

McPhee University Union

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405

**Located inside the University Union on the second floor**