An internationally recognized authority on several different forms of swing
dance, Sylvia Sykes has lectured and taught dance workshops all over the
world since 1985. She has competed in numerous dance competitions, appeared on
television, been featured with orchestras such as Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and
Count Basie, as well as being voted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame
as well as the National Swing Dance Hall of Fame.
Sylvia studied Balboa with Maxie Dorf and spent years learning from the
greatest Southern California Balboa dancers. She was also privileged to study
Lindy Hop with Dean Collins, and was a member of his last dance troupe. Together
with her original partner Jonathan Bixby, Sylvia was a six-time U.S. Open
Finalist and two-time Southern California Balboa Champion.
Sylvia is the driving force behind Balboa all over the world and has been for
many years. She has played a major role in nurturing the growth of the All
Balboa Weekend and we're proud to have her back for a 9th consecutive year.
Check Out Sylvia's Website: www.SylviaSykes.com