Teachers April

Jacob Wigger

Jacob Wigger started swing dancing in 2003 and has been hooked ever since, with his first love being social dancing. As a teacher he uses a mix humorous analogies and serious instruction to create a fun and exciting learning environment.

Jacob has been teaching at various Balboa events around the world for the last 10 years and has enjoyed competing for even longer, having placed at and won several large competitions. He is well known for his Pure Balboa footwork and his ability to create a continuous flow for both himself and his partner.

Gloria Garcia (SP)

Successfully trying to grow a Balboa scene in Barcelona area since 2005, Gloria has been dancing Balboa since 1998. Having developed her own training technique, she has been teaching internationally since 2010. Coming from various dancing backgrounds like afro-latin, traditional Spanish dances and solo jazz, she has won balboa International titles like Euro Bal Cup 2011, BOTP Classic Open 2013 and ABW PA 2014. Member and leader of White Chocolates solo jazz troupe, she has also been teaching locally Balboa and solo jazz since 2004. She is also a Dance Movement Therapist and uses various movement analysis techniques in her Balboa teaching methology.

Jon Kay (UK) & Cris Kay (SP)

Since they started dancing together in 2007, Jon and Cris have travelled the world taking classes and teaching Balboa, Blues and Lindy Hop. While in Spain they have helped to form Swing&Co. in Zaragoza, Cris’ home town and create an ever growing Swing dance scene where they are the ambassadors of Balboa. They are easily approachable both in class and on the social dance floor and they love to experiment with new teaching and dancing techniques and methodologies. As dancers they mix a cocktail of musicality, elegance and fun with a pinch of craziness. They have won several Balboa competitions in Europe and placed in the Great Lakes Balboa Escape Festival 2017 in Chicago and ABW 2019 in Cleveland.