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Dan Guest

Teaching Partners

Dan is available to teach and perform with several different partners from around the world.


Gemma Barson

Gemma Barson

Gemma was a founding member of the Cambridge Lindy Hoppers swing dance society in 2006, for whom she was also president. She was a teacher, choreographer and performer for the society, and was involved in running the first ever Cambridge Lindy Exchange. She currently performs with Jenny Thomas' amateur girls' group Sophisticated Ladies.

Gemma has been dancing for over 10 years and has been teaching with Dan since 2008. She has taught at various Lindy Hop and Balboa events across the UK and Europe. Her main focus is on relaxed connection and natural body movement.









Jessica Lennartsson

Jessica Lennartsson

Jessica lives in Stockholm, Sweden and has been passionate about dancing for many years. She started to dance the 'Swedish Bugg' in 1990 and moved on with Doublebugg and Boogie Woogie. She then became interested in Lindy Hop and in recent years she has also fell in love with Balboa too.

She is an experienced competitor who first become a member of the Swedish national Boogie Woogie team in 1999. Amongst her achievements she was two times World Champion and Swedish Champion in Boogie Woogie (2002-2003).

Jessica has been teaching as well as competing for several years and she is well known for her fast feet. She has performed at many events and has also appeared on a couple of Swedish TV shows.







Sylvia Sykes & Dan Guest

Sylvia Sykes

An internationally recognized authority on several different forms of swing dance, Sylvia Sykes has lectured and taught dance workshops all over the world since 1985. She has competed in numerous dance competitions, appeared on television, been featured with orchestras such as Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and Count Basie, as well as being voted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame.

Sylvia studied Balboa with Maxie Dorf and spent years learning from the greatest Southern California Balboa dancers. She was also privileged to study Lindy Hop with Dean Collins, and was a member of his last dance troupe. Together with her original partner Jonathan Bixby, Sylvia was a six-time U.S. Open Finalist and the undefeated Southern California Balboa Champion.







If you're interested in booking Dan with any one of these partners then please contact him using the details here.


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