Jordan and Tatiana, do they even need a presentation? Unarguably the most successful WCS partnership worldwide, they are 11-Time US Open Champions, dominating the Classic Division for the past years. They are also 6-time NASDE Champions, Multi-Grand National Champions, and placing in every other Champion J&J or Strictly they take part in. At the UCWDC World's event they were given the Star Award for the Couple with the Most Impact on Swing, and Jordan won Best Swing Choreographer.
Jordan & Tatiana have won Fox TV's "30 Seconds to Fame," appeared twice on CBS TV's "Star Search," danced in the motion picture "the Polar Express," won "America's Best Dance Couple" on ABC TV's "Good Morning America," and had speaking roles and danced in the movie "Love N' Dancing."
They Travel 47 out of 52 weekends per year, competing and teaching packed workshops all across the USA and Internationally. They are Certified Teachers in the Golden State Dance Teacher's Association.
Maxence Martin: Previously a high-level judoka, Maxence started his dance career in Lindy-Hop in 2005. He quickly fell in love with WCS and trained in the US with the greatest. Today, Maxence is one of the most popular wcs teachers internationally. He draws the strength of his teaching in the knowledge of body and spirit control that he mastered in judo.
Virginie Grondin: Virginie started her dance training when she was only five years old. Beginning with the rock'n'roll and boogie woogie, she moved to individual dances, like modern jazz, classical and contemporary dance. Virginie discovered WCS in 2007 and is now considered as one of the very best WCS followers in Europe.
Maxence and Virginie started a partnership in 2012. Today they travel all over the world together to teach and share their passion for West Coast Swing. Together they are unique in terms of their patterns and styling, with Maxence combining his flair for turn and leverage technique with Virginie's own brand of subtle body isolation and footwork.
Ludovic (from France) and Natalyia (Ukraine) will join us for the first time as a new partnership.
They have a extensive background in variety of dance styles, Ludovic has been dancing lindy-hop, boogie woogie, salsa and tap dancing while Nataliya has been dancing ballroom, zouk, salsa and argentine tango. However, their main dance is now WCS in which they are both dancing in the All-Star division. They consistently travel teaching, competing and performing and spreading the love of WCS and always remembering and showing others to have fun and get lost in the music.
As far back as he can remember, Browly has always loved dancing and moving his soul to music, whether solo or with others. He started couple dancing with salsa. During the winter of 2010, he fell in love with West Coast Swing. Shortly after that he decided to put a hold on his former job to fully embrace this dance, and dedicated himself to learning more about how to improve his dance and how to teach. More than the theory though, for him, it is about understanding what you do and how you do it, testing whatever you learn or find out on your own during your dance journey.
Today, making his way in the West Coast Swing community with hard work, perseverance and humility, Browly is not only known for his competition results and his undeniable social dancing skills. He is also known for his teaching, as a professional whose pedagogy is well appreciated in his workshops or private lessons. He is clear and logical in technique classes and students love how he approaches musical interpretation in the dance.
Dancing is for him just another form of communication. You need to understand the words expressed through bodies to connect and create a great conversation with your partner.