As well as regularly social dancing, I teach, compete and perform in blues and lindy hop! You can find me teaching monthly blues classes in Canberra at Savoy Dance, or contact me for a private lesson via e-mail: steven.lade AT gmail.com.
Blues teaching bio:
Steve sampled dance styles from salsa to contact improvisation before finding lindy hop. He thought his love was found, but then blues came along, swept him off his feet, and he never looked back. Steve has lived overseas for for the last seven years, where he taught regularly in Stockholm and found success in competitions at the biggest blues dance events in Europe – and, with one foray into the US, at the most prestigious blues dance event of them all, BluesSHOUT! Steve now teaches blues regularly in Canberra and was part of the teaching team at Slowdown in 2018.
Steve is passionate about the huge variety and complex history of blues music, ranging from slow and sensual to fast and sweaty. In solo dancing, he exudes musicality. In partner blues dancing, Steve values communication and space for play, between dancers as well as with the music! In teaching, he values classes structured around distinct themes combined with fun games and student engagement.
Flash Performance, Spoonful 2017, Edinburgh (second place) (1:43 in video)
My other big passion outside of work hours is the outdoors: hiking, ice skating, skiing, etc. Talk to me about it some time!