What can I say about David and Catia? They are a tireless, talented and tenacious team that will work you hard and always achieve great results for their trouble!
When I first met both David and Catia they were classmates at Swing Summit – an intense Lindy Hop training program in Ardèche, France – and from the moment I saw them they already stood out as warm, generous people and of course, exceptionally talented dancers. The next time we met up, they were no longer students, but teachers at Swing Summit!
Since our days in France, I’ve been to loads of workshops run by this pair, and they have even come over here to each our local dancers a thing or two. With a relaxed and musical dancing style, David and Catia are a pleasure to watch, but don’t be fooled by their laid-back appearance, these two are technique geeks who are unrelenting in their pursuit of dance perfection!
As teachers, they will make you work hard, with a heavy emphasis on technique, however their natural ability to break down complex ideas and methods to make them seem simple and easy to master is a huge benefit to their students. These skills, coupled with ample practice time, and the individual attention that they give everyone in their classes makes learning with David and Catia not only educational, but a whole load of fun!
Aside from his passion for dancing, David is also a great DJ who genuinely feels and understands the music, which in turn carries through to his classes. A couple of cheerful, happy instructors who always give every class their all, you won’t forget a swing class from these two in a hurry!
That’s why when the opportunity came up for us to invite them to DJam 2018 we were very excited. Want to find out more about these inspiring and sought after teachers? Check out DJam at https://www.dance-at-djam.co.uk!