Staff

Detonation Dance 2019 - West Coast Swing Teachers

Our West Coast Swing teachers have an extensive background that reaches across the dance spectrum.  They each bring their own styles, methods and techniques to inspire and develop you as an individual in WCS.

All of our instructors are available for private tuition in addition to their group classes.  We'd suggest you contact them ahead of the event to book a slot.

More Staff to come...

Deborah Szekely

Formally trained in ballet, tap, and jazz since the age of 3 and teaching since the age of 15 at Horizons Dance Centre. Deborah also trained at The Joffrey Ballet and Miss Christine Neubert at Carnegie Hall. She was a summer dance scholarship winner at Theatre Dance for two years owned by Lisa Danias, sister of famous Joffrey Ballet Dancer and the Ballerina Starr Danias in the “Turning Point” movie.
 
During Deborah’s first year of med school she decided to follow her one true passion: dance. She left med school and began teaching line dancing at the famous "Denim and Diamonds" in NYC, and jazz at Dance Manhattan. She also waited tables to make ends meet in the tough world of being a dancer in New York City.
 
In 1995 she found to WCS. In 1996, she began Competing the swing circuit with Steve Neeren. After a year of much success she partnered by then, 3x US Open Swing Dance Champion Robert Cordoba. In 1997 Deborah and Robert became partners for 15 years. In That 15 year span they together accumulated four more US Open Titles. two in Showcase and 2 in Sophisticated and a US Open Jack and Jill win for Deborah. They won NASDE 4 years straight from 1997-2000. Deborah was also voted favorite female dancer in 1997. in 2011 Deborah Decided to pursue her West Coast Swing without a partner and is the top Female traveling on her own teaching to this day.
 
Deborah has 8 Grand National Titles. is a Dallas Dance and California Swing Dance Hall of Famer.  was White Hatted In Calgary in june 2014. In November of 2014 was Inducted into the National Living Legends of Dance.
 
Deborah Continues to travel the world spreading her love and knowledge of Dance and West Coast Swing. Also still competes in Jack and Jills and Strictly Swing in the Champions division and consistently places in the top 5. She continues to work on her craft to make her a better Dancer and Teacher.

Lee & Fabienne Easton

Are from London, UK where they have danced together for the last 10 years in West Coast Swing and Country competition.  Recently married and are looking forward to the future together.

Their passion for each other and dance is evident every time they step onto the dance floor. They move together as one and focus greatly on fluidity and feel in their training.

Teaching West Coast Swing 3 nights a week in London, Cambridge and Northampton. Hold regular workshop events and two international weekend events, Detonation Dance & Midland Swing Open.