Luciën

Swing Instructor

I was struck with how graceful and beautiful Slow Bal looked when in 2016 I saw a clip of Mickey Fortanasce and Kelly Arsenault dancing it. I wanted to find time to learn more, but frustratingly, there was no Dutch scene and there weren’t any classes. Deirdre was teaching a few tasters in early 2016, but it was difficult to practice consistently.
After I took up learning Balboa and teaching Lindy Hop in 2017, we occasionally practised Slow Bal a bit but it wasn’t until the 2018 Oxford Slow Bal weekend and the private with Mickey that I knew for sure I wanted to keep improving my own dancing and spread the love for Slow Bal. It has a wonderful flow to it and adding it to your repertoire allows for social dancing on all tempos. I would be incredibly happy to contribute to this extension of the swing dance scene in the Netherlands, and look forward to meeting you on the dance floor!