Instructors

Wil Reed has been teaching and dancing Lindy Hop throughout Connecticut since 1998. He has taught for Shoreline Swing, Connecticut Swing Dance Society (CSDS), and other groups in CT. He has also taught at The Call and Providence Swings in Rhode Island. Wil is a teacher by trade giving him a different approach to teaching dance. and an ability to teach new concepts in a clear and concise manner.

When not teaching or dancing, he is the one bringing people to the dance floor as a DJ. Wil has been collecting music since the 8-track craze. As a result, his Swing CD collection, though large, is but a small portion of his music library. Locally, he has DJed for Shoreline Swing (of which he also served as President), as well as for CSDS, Vinnie's Jump & Jive, and other local venues. He has also DJed as a guest at Summer Hummer,Hoss and for many yearsat Beantown Dance Camp in Massachusetts, The Call and Providence Swings in Rhode Island, as well as the Albany, Maine, Mystic Blues, and CT Exchanges (CTLX), and Swing Waterfire in Providence.  He can be heard every week on WCNI 90.9FM Thursday 3-6PMbroadcasting the House Rent Party; a radio show dedicated to swing music. 



Contact Wil at Wil's Website at: https://www.facebook.com/HouseRentParty 
or email him at 
ctlindyhopswing@gmail.com



Savio Cheng is well-known in the swing and ballroom dance communities of Hartford, New Haven, and New London counties.  He is a frequent volunteer in the CT swing dance community.  He has performed with the Brian Gillie dance troupe, the Rhythm Rousers, and the Stardust Dancers.  Savio has taught Cha-Cha, Charleston, east-coast swing, line dances, rumba, and walltz for Jitterbug Jane's Swing Danceworks, Shoreline Swing, Swing Jam, and Vinnie's Jump and Jive; he studied with Michele Evans, former world champion of the Theater Arts World Invitational in Blackpool, England, and the United States Ballroom Championships.  He also studied Argentine tango with Kana Kubota from New York as well as Diana Cote/Chris Kilkenny.  Savio has also taken numerous workshops in hustle, night-club 2-step, and west-coast swing from renounced instructors such as Angel Figueroa, Mario Rabou, and Reisa Alexandeer.  Savio has placed first in several ballroom and west coast swing competitions.  He is praised for his teaching style in classes and superb leading on the dance floor; his dance-card is always full at dances.



Below is an unsolicited endorsement from one of Savio’s students:

Savio is lots of fun.  He always shines when he dances.  He has a real flair, but a style that anyone can use; you don't have to be a competition-level dancer to use his moves.  He has some special moves that are affectionately referred to as “Savio's signature moves”.  I know that each one of you could use them in your dancing, they're not hard.  Glad SLS is bringing him here to Mystic to give these lessons.  I'm going to take the beginner Cha-Cha as a leader.  And Savio should show us some fun new moves in the Int/Adv Cha-Cha.  I took it several years ago but need a refresher.  Can't wait to learn his “Cuban Breaks”.  Guys, come learn how to lead the new Cha-Cha moves so we can add more fun to our dancing!  It doesn't do any good for a follower to learn new steps if the leaders never lead them. :-)  Ladies: Some friends have commented on one of my “signature” moves -- the shoulder shake.  Well, I learned it from Savio in one of his Cha-Cha chase pattern lessons!  And I regularly use a couple other things I learned from him.  So come polish your style. 

Loves teaching Cha-Cha, Charleston, Rumba, Swing (ECS and WCS), and Waltz.

Contact Savio at E-mail: saviocheng@comcast.net  or Cell: (860)538-9310