Simon & Anna
Together, they bring a wealth of experience: they are best known for making difficult things seem easy and for bringing out the spirit and the fun of dance! Simon has over 30 years’ experience in teaching Lindy Hop from London to New York, from Tokyo to Moscow including 20 years at the world-famous Herrang Dance Camp. He founded the London Swing Dance Society in 1986 and became a full-time professional Swing dancer/teacher in 1990. He has choreographed and performed for stage, film & TV including My Week with Marilyn, Swing, Foyles War and has appeared as the specialist expert in shows such as Dancing on Ice, the Apprentice, and the very first series of Strictly Come Dancing. He is a former UK & US Swing dance champion, World Lindy Hop Championship judge and currently writes a regular feature for Dancing Times.
Anna started working with Simon in 2012 and soon became one of the driving forces behind SwingdanceUK. She is a featured dancer in Simon's Journey Through Jazz Show and has performed on ITV’s Paul O’Grady Show and for Prince William at Beating Retreat. She now runs her own all-girl chorus line troupe, the Diamond Girls.
Together, Simon and Anna have performed at hundreds of events from the Goodwood Revival to Swing Out at the Underbelly Festival, private parties to prestigious balls and teach regular weekly classes.