Cat Foley is one of our favourite and most talented UK dancers. She has a background in many dances including Lindy Hop and Authentic Jazz and almost literally danced out of the womb. Cat has explored many styles over the years and has found her home in all things swing. Her years of physical theatre and improv training give her teaching and performing a different edge, and she strives to find the individual dancer in each person through her creative teaching style.
Cat has a wealth of experience with dance and movements including Blues and Slow Jazz and will help you to bring that little something extra to your dancing combining movement and improv to help keep the play alive in your dancing.
Cat placed second at Paris Jazz Roots solo blues 2013, 1st in Solo at Camp Savoy 2016 and has taught solo all over Europe. In Cat’s classes you should be prepared to be challenged and to laugh… lots.
After teaching in her University scene and locally in Newcastle, Cat moved back to Liverpool and established Mersey Swing and remains creative director of this fast growing scene. After being awarded the Eurostar ‘Spirit of Lindy Hop’ award at ESDC 2013, Cat trained for 6 months in pedagogy with Swing Step Heidelberg, and went on to compete in the biggest contests in the USA and Europe.
Cat is currently London based, working with Swing Patrol teaching solo jazz and Lindy Hop and travelling worldwide to teach with her dance partner Cam Mitchell. She is also an acting member of improvisational theatre company Impropriety, and brings this creativity and unique style of performing straight into her dance. Cat has worked with the Down & Outs and helped in their last audition process.
Known for her infectiously fun style, Cat wears her heart on her sleeve and tries to bring fellow dancers into her world. She strives to bring out individuality, positivity and energy from her students, and believes that laughter really is the best medicine.
Photo of Cat by Sara Pista Image Maker