Joo-Lee attended her first swing dance class in 1993 with the Jiving Lindy Hoppers.
After spending years trying out every social dance style available, she fell in love with the fun, uplifting, and incredibly social Lindy Hop. Bringing this joy and connectedness to others was her dream; a dream that was realised when she established Lindy Jazz with her husband, Andy.
Simple, fun, and inclusive instruction in a warm and friendly atmosphere is their recipe for success.
What started as a single class in Durham has blossomed into a thriving Swing dance community where everyone is welcome, whether they’re near or far.
From dancing on TV (as seen on BBC One's indent, "Swing Dancers, County Durham") ro running her own International Swing Dance Festival, DJam, which brought people around the world to dance together at Durham Town Hall, to teaching SwingFit dance fitness classes for the NHS, their desire to spread the joy of dance shows no signs of stopping.
Think that all sounds great, but you’re not sure about dancing?
Joo-Lee has even taught actors with no previous experience to dance! She was a choreographer and dance coach for TV dramas such as ‘United’ starring David Tennant and ‘Joe Maddison’s War’ starring Robson Green & Kevin Whately.
When you learn to dance with Joo-Lee & Andy, you know that you’re in safe, experienced, and very welcoming hands.