Chris

Barclay

JiveSwing's Chris Barclay

As a space engineer by day, working on satellites, Chris knows how important it is for followers to have their ‘space’ on the social dance floor.

Chris also has good understanding of processes, which mixed with his passion for Lindy Hop, equals good technique. In Chris’s classes you know you’ll learn things at the right time, in order to progress at the right pace and you’re gonna learn it thoroughly!

In addition completing the extensive JiveSwing.Com Teacher Training Course(s), Chris has learnt from the best international Swing Dance teachers at GNSH and other major international Swing Dance Camps in the USA and Europe.

Chris teaches weekly Lindy Hop classes and workshops in St Albans, Hertfordshire, but has also taught and performed for organisers across the UK and Germany.

In addition to teaching, Chris is also part of the JiveSwing All-Stars, the UK’s latest Authentic Jazz dance group, where he has been chosen to perform in London’s top venues Canary Wharf and the world famous Royal Albert Hall, where he was amongst the very few teachers invited back to teach.

Regarding competition credits, Chris was a finalist in the Prague International Lindy Hop Competition 2009 and competed in one of the worlds toughest competitions, the Hellzappopin Contest 2009 held in New York.

Chris has also undertaken TV and music video work for Petticoats and Dreamboats national TV advert and music videos for Yolanda Be Cool’s Sing Sing Sing video and Radio 1 sponsored Straighten up and Fly Right by Aaron Delahunty.