Luke started dancing in 1996 and hasn’t been more than 100 yards from his dance shoes since.
There are three things that define Luke’s approach to teaching
1) Creativity can be taught most easily in three steps – Imitate, Assimilate, Create.
2) 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.
3) 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.
* As a teacher, my goal is for any student I teach to be inspired to continue to dance and to take more classes with me in the future.
* As an organizer my goal is that anyone who attends my event will feel it was worth their time and money and that they will want to attend again in the future.
What dances do you teach?
In addition to classes on fundamentals, Luke teaches connection, music theory for dancers, and quality of movement. This “fire triangle” of 3 essential elements compliments & enhances your dancing experience, AND that of your partner, ensuring people want to keep on dancing with you.
Blues and Lindy Hop have connected musical roots. The simplicity of blues dancing is often useful in getting Lindy Hoppers past dancing move-to-move and to dance incorporating more musicality.
Fusion & non-genre specific classes illustrate the underlying structure that different social dances share. This helps students apply what they have learned in one dance, allowing faster progression in any others they choose to take up. Like one may say, learning a 3rd language is easier than learning a 2nd, as you’re repeating and streamlining the process and your learning style as you go.