Bobby White & Kate Hedin
Bobby and Kate hail from the Southern dogwood groves
of suburban Georgia, where they used to do nothing but rock on
the front porch drinking mint juleps and wearing linen suits.
That's why they began their bizarre hobbies of juggling,
Elizabethan fencing, and finally, classic swing dance.
Choosing to capture the style and, more importantly, the
spirit of the original jitterbugs, they have also managed to
capture many top placements in national and international
competitions, including 1st place in the European Balboa Cup (2007), the Eastern Balboa
Championships (2005) and Boston Tea Party Balboa Division
(2006), and 2nd place in the American Classic Balboa
Championships at the All Balboa Weekend (2006). Both are veteran
members and choreographers of Atlanta's
Big George Savoy Bouncers swing troupe.
Recognized for their engaging teaching skills, Kate instructs
with a thorough, analytical musicality and mechanics-based
method, while Bobby prefers rubber-band analogies and
whaaap--patang noises. They currently reside and teach in the
Baltimore/D.C. area, where they sit around on rocking chairs
wondering why their mint juleps taste like crab.
Kate Hedin (pronounced "Heh-DEEN") has instructed and
performed extensively for Cleveland's
Get Hep Swing as well as in workshops throughout America and
in Europe. Aside from a love of both social and performance
Lindy Hop, it is her passion to develop the opportunities for
follows in Balboa and learn every follow's footwork variation
Kate holds 1st place titles in the Eastern Balboa
Championship's Invitational Jack & Jill (2004, 2006, 2007) &
Intergalactic Strictly (2005), and the American Open Lindy Jack
& Jill (2004). She is also proud to have held, along with her
friends at Get Hep Swing in Cleveland, the Guinness World Record
for longest dance party ever (52 hours, 3 minutes).
She also likes to climb trees.
Bobby White (pronounced "Wee-TAY") has been a devout
student of all things swing. Whitey's speed lindy, Balboa,
Collegiate Shag, all styles Lindy Hop, air steps, tricks and
vernacular jazz, and choreography are all passions he has been
studying since 1998. He also has a great love of teaching and
hopes to pass along the enormous swing-inspired smiles that make
people walk a good distance away from you on the street.
While some people are proud to hold trophies or world records
for dance marathons, he is proud to have held a jar of duck
preserved in it's own fat (which he won in a Balboa competition
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