Our Instructors


Shana Worel

Email me: shana@boulderswingdance.com

Shana WorelShana Worel met Lindy Hop in 1998, and it was love at first sight. Known for her fun, musical, and often silly dancing, she is also a well-known DJ nationwide. She’s placed in many competitions over the years, but more importantly, people like dancing with her.

Teaching in Colorado since 2000, Shana’s goal as a teacher is to help people become the best social dancers they can. She is known for her clear teaching style, breaking down moves into steps that make learning effortless and fun. Having taught hundreds of beginner classes, she loves the challenge of communicating complicated dance concepts in a way that’s accessible from the start.

Stephen Newcomb

Email me: stephen@boulderswingdance.com

Stephen Newcomb headshotStephen began dancing in 2005 and quickly became addicted to all aspects of swing. As a young dancer, Stephen started to travel the nation adamantly exploring the various techniques and nuisances of the dance. Throughout his journeys, Stephen has received several awards from nationally renowned camps such as Lindy on the Rocks, Camp Hollywood, and Cowtown Jamborama. In addition, he has also had the opportunity to perform and compete with high caliber teams such as Atomic Rhythm, The Balboa Justice League, and 23 Skidoo

In 2007 he began to academically pursue dance at the University of Colorado and has studied various forms of dance such as ballet, modern, hip hop, and African styles. As a comparatively young dancer in the scene, Stephen quickly accelerating as a well-known dancer through the national circuit and his ambitions are to push the boundaries of Lindy Hop through different styles of movement and connection. As always, Stephen would like to thank his personal dance guru, master artist, and “main squeze,” Stephanie Kobes.

Some videos of your teachers in action:

Shana and Stephen with the Balboa Justice League at Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout 2011:

Shana and Jason in the Amateur ACBC Competition at All Balboa Weekend 2010 (2nd Place):

Stephen at the 2010 World War II Ball with Brandon, Alana, Miranda, Teresa, and Josh:

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