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Tokyo Balboa Weekend Jacob Wigger
Jacob started swing dancing in 2003 and has been hooked ever since.
Jacob discovered his love of Balboa in 2005 and began traveling to various events and competitions not much later. His first love is social dancing but he also enjoys competing as a way to set goals and push himself. As a teacher he enjoys using a mix of humorous analogies and serious instruction to create a fun and exciting learning environment.
Jacob has been teaching at national and international events for the last 15 years. He has honed his ability to break down and analyze the dance to make complex and dynamic movement happen with ease and comfort. He is known for his intricate, yet traditionally based, Pure Bal, as well as his unique shapes and movement in Bal Swing. He is also known for his continuous flow and effortless way of floating across the dance floor, while maintaining a highly rhythmic feel.
Jacob’s primary goal in all his partnerships has been to connect in a way that works for both him and his partner to find what they can create together. This has resulted in numerous placements and wins at all levels of competition, but more importantly, having ever-evolving social dances.

Tokyo Balboa Weekend Irina Amzashvili
Dancing in all forms has been a lifelong passion for Irina (she/her). In 2009, at the age of 15, she stumbled upon Swing dancing and it took only one night of social dancing for her to fall head over heels in love with it. Though Lindy Hop was her gateway into the world of Swing, Irina's passion quickly expanded to include Balboa, Collegiate Shag, and solo jazz. She owes her rapid progression in part to spending her formative years of dancing in Southern California, home to some of the best Swing dancers, teachers, and music in the world. Irina has since received numerous accolades from events such as Camp Hollywood, The International Lindy Hop Championships, and Lindy Focus and has taught these dances all across the U.S., Asia, Europe, and Australia. Additionally, she is honored to have been inducted into the Camp Hollywood Hall of Fame in 2019 and the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 2022. Irina's teaching style can best be described as patient and encouraging. Her goal is to guide her students through building solid foundations while inspiring individuality in personal movement, as well as helping build confidence through dance.

Tokyo Balboa Weekend workshops / 3 classes
time (approximately)
12:20-12:40 / registration
12:40-13:50 / 1st class : Toss Out Clinic
14:00-15:10 / 2nd class : Out and In Transitions
15:20-16:30 / 3rd class : Following the Follower
venue : Higashiyama Juku kaigishitu Recreation Hall
Tokyo Balboa Weekend
*Schedule is subject to change

Tokyo Balboa Weekend workshops / 3 classes
Details will be updated soon.
time (approximately)
12:00-12:20 / registration
12:20-13:30 / 1st class : Pure Balboa Variations
13:40-15:00 / 2nd class : Momentum and Redirection
15:10-16:20 / 3rd class : Cool Combos
venue : Kamimeguro Juku Recreation Hall
*Schedule is subject to change

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