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Guest Instructors


Bobby White (Washington, DC) and Tise Chao (Los Angeles, CA)

Photo Credt:  Steve Hwan


Bobby White is known worldwide for his individual dance style, expressive teaching methods, and floppy hair.He is a passionate dancer of Balboa, Lindy Hop, and Solo Jazz and has won many national and international championship placements in those dances, which he teaches all over the world. His welcoming nature and humorous personality are complemented by his passion for the dance and in-depth instruction.He is dedicated to exploring the art form and history of swing dance, as shown through his well-read blog, Swungover, and the story-telling talks that he delivers at events. He is the emcee of Lindy Focus and other events.

Tise Chao started her dance education in her early years. She is skilled in Jazz, Salsa, Flamenco, and since 1997, Swing. Tise's swing repertoire includes Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and more, learning from the original dancers from that era. She has performed in numerous music videos, on film, and at corporate events around Southern California, as well as consistently placing top placements in national level dance competitions.

Tise is dedicated to preserving yet innovating the dance. Most importantly, Tise hopes to inspire other dancers to find their own sense of style and spirit by spreading her own knowledge, joy, and energy to the people who appreciate the fine art of dance.

By offering both group and private lessons in the Los Angeles area, and throughout the country at major dance camps and events, Tise has the opportunity to share her love and expertise for Swing.