Instructors

Instructors

Jaclyn Rising

Jaclyn Rising is a Colorado native and known for being a “Jac”-of-all-trades. She is a versatile dancer who has explored over 15 different styles throughout her life. With over a decade of experience in Belly Dance, she has found her artistic calling. In 2016, Jaclyn delved into partner dancing learning Ballroom, Latin, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Blues, and Fusion. As a multi-instrumentalist and DJ, music has always been a huge part of Jaclyn’s life. She loves playing improv and even recently played at HNF with Laughing Matters. Her DJ sets vary in energy, styles, and even themes to match the vibe of any atmosphere. As an instructor and organizer, Jaclyn has been teaching partner dancing in northern Colorado since 2019 and currently teaches belly dancing at a local studio. She teaches often at the event she runs, hoping to grow the local fusion scene. Jaclyn is so excited to bring her style of DJing to the floor and can’t wait to introduce the art of belly dancing into partnered fusion dancing!

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Patrick Haugen

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Val

Val (from Spell Bound) is a renowned Shibari instructor and rigger with extensive experience and a unique style that creates euphoria in his clients. He has taken hundreds of individuals to the edge of comfort, where they can fully explore the boundaries between pain and pleasure. He has a unique talent for creating personal and interactive experiences for his clients, tailor-made to their needs and desires. He crafts his sessions to take clients on a journey where they can explore both their physical and emotional boundaries safely. His rope work is exquisite, beautiful, and emotionally expressive, providing an immersive experience that liberates the soul and elevates the body and mind.

In summary, Val's unique style, his dedication to creating immersive experiences where individuals can safely explore their boundaries, combined with his beautiful rope work, has made him a sought-after instructor and rigger in the community.

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Jeannie Lin

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A'lan

With over 20 years of experience as a dance instructor, A'lan specializes in close-embrace dance and has honed his skills in the realms of Blues, Fusion, Tango, and Micro. A celebrated figure in the national fusion scene, he frequently travels across the US to teach dance and DJ for events. A'lan's classes place a strong emphasis on connection, consent, safety, clear communication, and fostering shared experiences.

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Elliot Adams

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Arman

Arman started in Blues about 10-12 years ago and incorporates elements of Micro and Contact improv into his dances.

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Forrest Keppler

Forrest has been dancing fusion for 10 years. He enjoys a highly connective dances that maximize for feeling amazing. Fusion is his home and he can't wait to dance with everyone. Please ask him to dance after the lesson!

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Meredith Levine

Meredith Levine has been social partnered dancing in Los Angeles for 20+ years, spending lots of time in the Salsa, West Coast Swing, Argentine Tango, Blues, Fusion and Micro scenes. She began DJing in the micro fusion community in 2019. Her teaching style lends itself to connection-driven dances.

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Christophe Taylor

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Jana Matthews

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Jason Potell

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Angel

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Vanessa

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Angelina Duran

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