Ruby has been social dancing since 2001 when she left circus training to explore Ballroom, Salsa, and Swing. For the last 10 years, she has traveled to dance, DJ, teach and compete in Blues in the US as well as throughout Europe. As a competitor, Ruby brings flair, finesse and fabulous form to the performance arena and has a handful national Blues titl
es to her name. As an instructor and judge, she values connection, musicality, partnership and innovation. With extensive training in body mechanics, Ruby easily diagnoses technique flaws and creates inventive practice regimens both in and out of class to help all her students excel. In her local scene of Chicago, Ruby helped create the popular monthly blues party, Bluetopia (www.chicagobluetopia.com), runs annual event, The Chicago Underground Blues Experience, as well as weekly practice sessions and classes. This is Ruby’s 5th dance tour to Europe.
Luke started dancing in 1996, & hasn’t been more than 100 yards from his dance shoes since! There are three things that define Luke’s approach to teaching:
Creativity can be taught most easily in three steps – Imitate, Assimilate, Create.
As a dancer, your main goal is to have the person you’re dancing with now want to dance with you again in the future.
Everything physical that you have ever done, even the way that you walk informs how you dance and has prepared you for your next class.
Luke uses his student’s past experience to explain class concepts so we can learn material quickly and fun.* As a Dancer my goal is to make the person I’m dancing with want to dance with me again and again.