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For Julia, like for many others, it was the movie Swing Kids that started the desire to learn Swing dancing. Her love for Jazz music and partner dancing finally took her to her first swing class in 2008, and she has been hooked ever since. She evenly divides her time between Lindy, Balboa and Blues, and if you ask her which one is her favourite, well, it just depends on the song and the moment, as she loves them all! If you see a DJ bouncing up and down behind DJ booths around Melbourne, that would be Julia. Can’t sit still when Jazz or Blues music is playing!
Julia started teaching regular Lindy Hop classes at the Melbourne CBD venue in 2012. Many times a year she can also be found teaching Balboa and Blues classes and workshops. Her favourite thing about teaching is seeing the students enjoy themselves, and especially those moments when the light bulbs go off in the classroom and something really sinks in.
Julia travels to many Swing camps interstate and overseas, and she is an avid competitor who has placed in many events. Most recent competition highlight include:
California Balboa Classic 2016 – 1st place in the Open Jack & Jill competition
All Balboa Weekend 2012 and 2014 – 2nd and 3rd placings in the American Classic Balboa Championships and Jack & Jill competitions
Balboa on the River 2011-2014 – four times 1st place Australian Balboa Championships and three times 1st place Jack & Jill
Australian Jitterbug Championships 2012-2015 – numerous placings in Blues, Strictly Lindy, Invitational Jack & Jill
BALBOA Beginners Boot Camp
10 April '16 - 13 November '16
Never danced before? Looking for something new? That’s where we can help! Learn to dance Balboa in a day!Read more
17 April '16 - 20 November '16
Clinics for Advanced Balboa dancers to encourage your development, challenge your thinking and push your dancing.Read more