Swing out & Shimmy are passionate about vintage and retro dances from the 20's to the 80's.
providing dance classes, performaces, demonstrations and social dancing around london, our venues are handpicked for great locations and atmosphere.
all of our classes provide and supportive and stimulating learning environment where all students can feel comfotable and progress at their own pace. we cater for all levels of learning - from beginners who have never set foot on a dance floor, to those who have already been learning and wish to master certain skills or techniques.
our dance classes are enhanced by a host of rotating guest tutors, to broaden students experience of styles, and we believe in inclusivity, so welcome students with backgrounds from other dance forms too!
there is no need to bring a partner for any of our classes, as we rotate partners during lessons, giving everyone a chance to dance with different partners.
for students with an interest in dance performance, we also offer special classes in learning coreographed performance routines. Please contact us for more information on this.
You can also book Swing Out & Shimmy performance group 'The Moonshime Shimmers' to make your event go with a swing! More information can be found here.
Rosaria Sativa is a dedicated dancer, choreographer and teacher, who leads all of Swing Out & Shimmy classes and events.
Born in Italy and resident in London, Rosaria studied at the Laboratorio Teatro Danza in Pescara Italy, at the Laban Centre for Movement & Dance in London, and at the London Contemporary Dance School.
Her dance training encompasses a range of techniques and influences including: Ballet, Contemporary techniques, Release and floorwork, Contact improvisation, Pilates, Modern Jazz, Authentic Jazz, American Tap, Lindy Hop, Hip Hop: Locking & Funk, Body Popping - as well as Circus skills such as Corde Lisse, Static trapeze and Acrobalance.
Rosaria has been involved as choreographer and performer in many diverse projects ranging from dance theatre work to television and film productions, including stage directing and choreography for site specific art and dance events. Rosaria is also artistic director of "Rawhead Dance Theatre" which has performed in different venues and festivals including: Resolution, Evolution and Spring Loaded dance seasons at The Place theatre, the Cochrane Theatre, Northern Exposure dance season at The Bull Theatre.
Rosaria's great passion for Lindy Hop, Authentic Jazz and Locking brought her to study with many of the original greats in both: Lindy hop, Authentic Jazz, American Tap and Locking such as: Frankie Manning, Chazz young, Chester Withmore, Campbellock Jr, Sugar Pop and Tony Gogo.