Guest TeacherAttitude & Ability

Paula Ryan

Originally a Cork girl herself, Paula’s experience in treading the boards, like most, spans across nations.

She began learning the craft of Lindy Hop whilst living in Sydney some years ago, Paula further developed her skills and style after moving back to Perth in 2000. Here, she discovered a love not only for Lindy Hop, but also for Balboa and Collegiate Shag. More often than not, you would find her glued to a screen watching old clips for styling, fashion and the most effective way to draw pretend seams up the back of your legs!
Paula has taught in many places around the globe and is a regular fixture in the hotsy totsy gin joints of London, where she has been based for the past eight years. Her love of social dancing has developed into a passion for musicality, lead and follow – but above all enjoyment of the dance, which always comes first and foremost.