We are excited to announce the Santa Swing instructors. Not only are they recognized for their talent, they are known to create fun, engaging, and inclusive environments through their diverse experience and styles.


Tise Chao

Balboa & Shag

As a dancer, musician, judge, competitor, and performer, Tise is well-known in the Swing Dance scene for her fancy footwork and bright smile. By taking her classes, you’ll be learning from one of the most well-rounded instructors in the world!

Photo credit: Intuitive Images

Photo credit: Intuitive Images

Jeremy Otth

Balboa & Shag

Jeremy’s credentials go far beyond what this page can handle. World-famous instructor, dancer, performer, Jeremy has taught in virtually every country imaginable. We are so excited to have Jeremy join us this year!


Valerie Salstrom

Bal-Swing & Lindy

Valerie is one of the most sought out Lindy and Balboa teachers. Valerie has a reputation for her dance finesse, musicality, and showcasing fancy footwork. We’re extremely grateful to have her with us this year!

Photo credit: Steve Hwan

Photo credit: Steve Hwan

Jacob Wigger


Jacob began his swing career in 2003 and been competing and teaching ever since. Known as one of the most talented Balboa leads in the world, we’re excited to welcome back Jacob!


More instructors will be announced!