We have a team of amazing instructors and support staff! Each and everyone of them with their own unique set of skills and will to bring the best energy possible to the event. Obviously our main instructors are the core essence of the weekend but we are using this page to also highlight some of the people that are not always visible behind the scenes!
Sean McKeever & Courtney Adair
Sean McKeever and Courtney Adair’s partnership extends beyond the dance floor and is rooted in their love for one another. They began dating in 2010 and started their partnership in West Coast Swing within the next year. An engagement followed 2 years later. They have spent the last 6 years together, traveling, training, teaching and competing, to become one of the most established and prolific couples in swing. Over this time they have accrued numerous national titles in strictly swing and jack and jill competitions, several awards on the NASDE circuit, and consistent top placements as one of the world’s top Classic Swing Division couples. They are most well known for their innovative and intellectual teaching, approachable and social attitudes, and unique interpretation of traditional West Coast Swing.
Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay
Hugo and Stacy are renowned worldwide for precision, variety, and teaching methods within West Coast Swing. They reside in sunny Clearwater, Florida, hosting weekly classes every Tuesday. Since 2011, they have taken the circuit by storm with their Classic Routines and are re-defining the learning process of the dance world. Hugo and Stacy travel nationally and internationally as competitors, judges, and choreographers for numerous events and competitions; working with top professionals in many different dance styles distinctly furthering their own education and pedagogy. Both continue to share their passion for dance and enjoy working with all levels. Their philosophy is to introduce and foster fresh, comprehensive dance knowledge for their students by giving more of themselves within every experience.
Stephen White is a professional instructor with many years of experience in teaching the art of dance. He can instruct all ages and skill levels, with experience on various forms of partner dancing, including Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Hustle, Salsa, and Country Western. He’s competed and placed regionally and nationally in American Rhythm and Smooth, International Latin, Hustle, Salsa, and West Coast Swing including top 5 placements in both the Classic and Showcase divisions. He is currently a west coast swing dance professional competing at the Champion level. Calling no one place home, he travels around the world instructing, choreographing, competing, and performing. The palest working man in the Swing world, he's known for a quirky wit, fun workshops, and an avid love of social dancing! Please make sure he avoids excess sunlight
Irina is a firecracker of a woman. Phenomenon if you will. Because what can you really say about this force of nature? She is a passionate and versatile dance teacher running her own dance school. Dancing since she was 7, Irina was doing Ballroom, Belly Dancing, Jazz, Hustle, Discofox, Salsa, Bachata, WCS, and pretty much any social dance. She began taking a serious interest in West Coast Swing in 2010, learned from the best and has been a very successful competitor. She is the first dancer in Russia to reach the All-Star division and the first one to have Champion points. She has won numerous competitions and accumulated a whopping 101 All-Star points. When teaching she’s demanding and encouraging just in the right proportion, but most of all Irina is a social dancer. You can find her on the dancefloor all night long!
Piotr Wisniewski (Scoring)
Piotr is a software engineer during day time and passionate social dancer during, well, basically whenever he gets a chance. He started dancing WCS and quickly realized there was much work that could be done for perfecting the scoring softwares that were out on the market. Wayne Powell hired him for his first event, where he developed his own system to facilitate the judging/scoring process for WSDC events. He became an instant favourite to work with, becoming one the fastest scorers in the business while always keeping his cool and calm self, earning him the name The Wizz". Today he is hired on a regular basis to many of the mayor WCS events in Europe and he is constantly trying to find new ways to perfect his software to become even more efficient.
Part of our story
SSSC became the first event in Sweden to host Robert Royston intensives...
The big move!
The event was held during mid summer for the last time before moving to August for 2016...
The organizers Odd and Eva decide to pass on the managing of SSSC to it's new ED, Ibirocay Regueira...
The brand and name Swedish Swing Summer Camp is changed to... UpTown Swing!
Speaking of history... If you want to take a trip down memory lane, you should check out this video from the early days of SSSC, when the first Royston intensive took place at the Scandic Infra City. Video filming and editing - Piotr Lenart