Mike Legenthal

Mike is a passionate aficionado of jazz and blues dances, known all over the world for her friendliness, teaching skills, beautiful following, and expressive dancing.  She brings both vibrant energy and technical precision to the classroom, and strives to make every social dance the best experience possible.  Mike’s teaching history is extensive; having taught at a range of events from residencies to international workshops to private training, she brings preparation and flexibility to every class.  A typical class could involve students morphing into robot penguins or seaweed, standing on one foot with their eyes closed, or analysing chord changes- all in the pursuit of better dancing.  Regardless of the material, her classes always include a mix of abstract and concrete topics, plenty of levity, and challenging homework to help students improve long after class has ended.
Photo – credit to Devon Rowland