A third generation swing dancer, Benji Schwimmer holds records in nearly every category of West Coast Swing and has been swing dancing for 30 years! Having an extensive background in most dance styles, Benji’s training, coaching, lecturing and choreography is a sought-after tool to both and the recreational dancer to the most elite of competitors.
Outside of swing, “America’s Favorite Dancer” is the artistic director for various live TV shows and active as a songwriter, producer and vocal artist. When not dancing, he coaches and choreographs for some of the highest Olympic-level figure skaters in the world and is a recognized Olympic figure skating coach.
Of course Benji will be available for privates.
Alexandre Peducasse & Christelle Antenucci
Christelle starts dancing very young. At 5 years old, she joined a school of ballet and practice it during 17 years. In 2009, she discovered West Coast Swing. She is quickly fascinated by the variety of movements and music. The technic of this dance allows her to integrate all the achievements of her previous years. She participates in many events and international congresses to continue to train.
Alexandre has always been passionate about music. He begins by learning rock'n'roll between Montpellier and Dijon. In 2008, when he arrived in Geneva, Alexandre decided to invest in West Coast Swing. What he likes in the WCS ? Whether at the technical or musical level, this dance brings him a unique escape on each music. The social side of West Coast Swing allows him to express himself on all the musical universes, from Blues to acoustics orFunk, Pop, R'n B ...
Today, Alexandre and Christelle teach regular classes of WCS in Geneva and in international workshops. And because of their many results in competitions, they are classified in the ALL STAR division!
Of course Alexandre & Christelle will be available for privates.
Nicole has been trained in all styles of dance since the age of 3, with heavy focus on Contemporary and Modern Swing (West Coast Swing).
She is a 4 time US Open Swing Dance Champion with her partner Benji Schwimmer and has appeared on multiple shows, including this past years’ “So You Think You Can Dance” season 15, making it to the top 25.
She continuously pushes herself to be a better dancer and teacher everyday by taking classes anywhere she can and traveling around the world teaching and performing.
Of course Nicole will be available for privates.
BAMEO (Ben & Cameo)
Ben and Cameo (BAMEO) have now traveled all over the United States, and all over the world including countries such as France, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, UK, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, with many more on the horizon. Together, they have made 4 US Open Classic Division finals (out of 4 attempts), placed top 3 in multiple NASDE Classic Divisions including 3rd at US Open Swing Dance Championships, 3rd at Seattle Easter Swing, and 2nd at Swingtime in the Rockies, just to name a few.
Separately, they have consistently placed/won in Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing divisions at competitions all over including Swingdiego, US Open Swing Dance Championships, Capital President’s Day Weekend, Boogie by the Bay, and many others.
Together, they combine knowledge from many components of dancing in general, movement/body mechanics, and WCS specifically. They are known for focusing on many of the most complicated concepts in WCS, and finding ways to simplify them, making them easier to understand and apply. Their goal is to spread their love and passion for WCS to dancers all over the world, and they look forward to many of years of doing just that.
Of course Ben and Cameo will be available for privates.
Lee Easton & Fabienne Henshall
Lee and Fabienne are from Stoke on Trent and London, UK. They have been dancing together for 8 years and during that time have been competing at the highest levels of Country in the UCWDC Masters and West Coast Swing in the NASDE Classic divisions. Lee and Fab have a background in Linedance and have both previously won the UCWDC World Superstar division they also have number of linedance choreographies that are danced in competition and on the social floor.
They teach WCS 3 nights a week in the London and Northampton, UK areas as well hold workshops in Stoke on Trent. they also hold 2 international weekend events, Detonation Dance & Midland Swing Open.
Of course Lee and Fabienne will be available for privates.