Sharon Davis & Ben White
Sharon Davis lives in London and has taught and performed Lindy Hop, Charleston, Jazz and Burlesque around the world since 2006.
She holds 1st place titles at the International Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, National Jitterbug Championships, Canadian Swing Championships, Burlesque Hall of Fame, World Burlesque Games and has claimed numerous other awards internationally.
She is known for her love of history and has done extensive historical research into vernacular jazz & swing dances, and the music they evolved to. Sharon was blessed with the opportunity to learn from swing era legends including Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Jean Veloz, Mabel Lee, Dawn Hampton, Sugar Sullivan, Sonny Allen and others.
Her mission in life is to pass on the knowledge and beautiful spirit that she learned from them. Sharon’s teaching method aims to cultivate in her students a foundation of historical appreciation, compassionate connection, courageous movement and musical intelligence.
Sharon believes these four pillars are the pathway to creativity, self-expression, joy and finding yourself in the dance. With her bright and bubbly personality, Sharon’s teaching style is energetic, inspiring and fun. Visit www.sharonmdavis.com to find out more about her.
Ben White has been addicted to all things swing since 2004. He has studied Lindy Hop, Balboa, Tap, and Solo Jazz dance under masters from the original swing era and worked with world class contemporary swing dancers.
He has had success both locally and internationally as a competitor and coach placing in contests such as The International Lindy Hop Championships, the National Jitterbug Championships, Camp Jitterbug, and many more.
He has also been involved in more than 100 productions as a performer, producer, choreographer, and technician.
Ben is well known for his clear instruction and ability to break down and communicate technique while keeping classes entertaining and engaging.
He is the Artistic Director at The Syncopation Foundation, and frequently teaches swing dance all over the world.