Tessa Antolini (www.fortedancestudio.com:
Tessa is an All-Star West Coast Swing competitor and experienced instructor offering partnered dance instruction to the people of the metro Boston area. From beginners to advanced, social dancers to competitors, she is excited to share her passion for dance and technical expertise to you!
Tessa is the 2017 Open Swing Dance Championship 6th-Place All-Star Finalist. She is an active competitor and judge on the World Swing Dance Council and the National Association of Swing Dance competitive circuits. Any given weekend you will find her in another US or European city, competing, training, and educating other dancers in this incredibly dynamic dance. She most recently placed 5th in the Classic Routine Division at Swing Dance America.
When not on the road, she engages in teaching the principles of partnered dance and performance in swing and all four competitive ballroom dance styles. She specializes in American Smooth and Rhythm.
“Partnered Dancing: No other art form combines so many of my passions: music, acting, movement, physics, story telling, performance and human interaction” –Tessa Antolini
Conor McClure (www.cmccclure.me)
I was lucky enough to be introduced to dance at the age of sixteen and haven’t stopped since. Starting with Jazz dance at my high school, I went on to pursue ballroom, tap, ballet, modern, and Argentine Tango while earning my B.A. in Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz.
After graduating from college, I began teaching dance through local schools, studios, theater groups, and even had the pleasure of teaching dance at my alma mater for three years. I furthered my training with Pilates certification in 2014 and have taught both independently and through several local fitness studios.