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Archive for the ‘Teacher Feature’ Category

Teacher Feature: Reza Zargari

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Our next teacher for our “Teacher Features” is old/new instructor, Reza! Reza taught at ATOMIC for a few years, left for a few years to develop his career, but then realized he couldn’t stay away from dance or ATOMIC and so now he is back! Reza left ATOMIC before I started working here, so I […]

Camp Hollywood XVII: An OC Takeover!


If you’re not a Lindy Hopper, or maybe you are new to the scene, you may not have heard that hundreds of swing dancers gathered in Los Angeles this Labor Day weekend at an event called Camp Hollywood. You may also not have heard, that dancers at ATOMIC Ballroom, killed it this weekend at said […]

Teacher Feature: Peter Flahiff


Welcome Back to Atomic Peter! The fact that I don’t place all of my sense of enjoyment around constantly improving or practicing means that I get to just keep enjoying what I do, regardless of the inevitable plateaus that come with any hobby. Well, I am so excited to (re)introduce Peter Flahiff to the Atomic […]

Teacher Feature: Augie Freeman

Your 2012 National Jitterbug Champion Advanced ‘Jack’  - and the smoothest guy in the room – Augie Freeman is a teacher here at Atomic Ballroom!  In celebration of his Camp Hollywood win over international All-Stars Nick Williams and Juan Villafane we’re going to give you a chance to learn more about this passionate and inspiring […]

Teacher Feature: Q&A with Mikey Pedroza

The Teacher Feature is an ongoing series of interviews with the wonderful instructors from our Atomic Ballroom Family.  In addition to celebrating our instructors and their many achievements, we would like you all to learn more about them as people – why they dance and what makes them ‘tick’.  Today we are highlighting Lindy Hop and […]

Teacher Feature: Malia San Nicolas

Malia San Nicolas started dancing at the age of 2 when her mother realized her daughter was a bit accident prone.  She was enrolled in tap, jazz and ballet, and that started a lifelong love of dance.  In the early ‘90s she started dancing with a country dance team.  It was during her stint there […]