Michael Faltesek

Lindy Hop, Jazz

Falty has been dancing for well over 18 years, in that time he has traveled to instruct, compete, and perform all over the globe.

Michael Faltesek

Falty brings to the dance floor an incredibly diverse social and performance dance talent that includes not only Lindy Hop but also Cakewalk, Black Bottom, Traditional Jazz, Tap, Charleston, Breakaway, Balboa, Big Apple, Blues and many other Authentic American Jazz dances.  So basically all of the swing dancing.

Falty has been dancing for well over 18 years, in that time he has traveled to instruct, compete, and perform all over the globe, from Harlem to Los Angeles, Canada to Korea, and all throughout Europe. Falty is well known for his charismatic personality, approach-ability and passion for the essence of authentic jazz dance and music.  He possesses an enthusiastic ability to convey ideas and movements explicitly, making him a popular instructor wherever he goes. He has taught hundreds of workshops here and abroad, each time leaving a lasting impression on his students.

Falty’s main sources of inspiration are the greats of yesteryear. Dancers and performers like Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers, the Nicholas Brothers, Bill “Bojangles” Robinson, John Bubbles, Earl “Snakehips” Tucker, and the Berry Brothers.

Falty’s main dance partner is considered the most trusted face in Lindy Hop, Casey Schneider.  However, he has the fortunate opportunity to teach with some of the world’s best instructors including the likes of Nina Gilkenson, Ramona Staffeld, Carla Heiney, Laura Glaess, and even the swing dance goddess herself, Sylvia Sykes.


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