Hello, Krystin Larsen is a Lindy Hop & Swing Dance instructor. She teaches the styles of popular vanacular dances from the 1910's-1950's. She is a trained performer and dancer beginning in her elementary years in ballet and choreography to her days on stages and film sets. She began her swing dance career as a youngster in 1999 when she first started teaching swing dance classes after discovering her love of WWII era dances in the strangest of places, a shakespeare workshop. Since then she has been an active scene organizer taking the presidency of her college swing scene, leading swing dance events such as Cumberland Shuffle, and working on the board of Swing Dance Nashville. With eyes on her as a leader, she endeavored further to hone her skills as a dancer, competitor, and performer by traveling the continent in search of great teachers and events. Her successes include: Camp Hollywood, Southern Swing Challenge, Swing-In, Mid-West lindy Fest, Heartland Swing Fest, Lindy Focus, Atlanta Varsity Showdown, and more…
Krystin Larsen strives to bring contagious energy, creativity, and joy to all her dances and classes. Krystin’s goal as a teacher is to inspire her students to authenticity through music appreciation and study of historic dancers and to inspire her student to find authenticity to self through creativity and joy. She has a genuine interest in her student’s and peer’s progress and enjoyment of the dance. Her Dancing has a dynamic flare that expresses her personality, artistry, and creativity. Sometimes she’s just gotta shake it, and she wants you to get out there and shake it too. "I want my students look and feel natural, comfortable, confident."
Available for privates, performances, group lesson, choreography, and wedding prep.
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Awards from: Camp Hollywood, Southern Swing Challenge, Lindy Focus, Mid West Lindy Fest, Swing In, St. Louis Fringe Festival, and many more.
Degree: Bachalors in Theater Education/Music
Experience: 18 yrs teaching swing dance
Let me work with you, your needs, and budget. I have standard pricing, but I am always willing to work with you.
I have worked with beginners who are just looking to have fun and make new connections with people, to intermediate to advanced dancers with whom this is their passion. I have prepped students for competition. I have also worked with couples prepping for their wedding day, who want to look comfortable and natural with their partner for that big "first dance".
If I were looking for an instructor I would look for someone who has studied extensively. For example I have traveled the US taking private lessons from many many of the world's greatest dancers in my field. These instructors understand my craft and I know many would recommend me. And so I would look for that person who has a lot of experience, and with whom you feel they will get the best out of the work I am putting in.