Instructors
ABOUT EMILY
Emily Vanston has performed as a company member or guest artist with
such companies as Syncopated City, the Big Apple Lindy Hoppers, the
Lindy Hop All-Stars, the Jivadeers, Yeah Man, and General Mischief Dance
Theatre. She was on staff at Dance Manhattan until their closing in 2014,
and has taught at events throughout the US and abroad, including Swing Out
New Hampshire and Hep Cats’ Holiday in England.
ABOUT LINDA & CHESTER
Linda and Chester Freeman fell in love with the
Lindy Hop in 1999 shortly after their marriage.
They studied with internationally recognized
master teachers including the legendary Frankie
Manning, with whom Linda had the honor of
working on his book,
The Ambassador of Lindy
Hop.
They opened Got2Lindy Dance Studios in
2004 and have taught thousands of students
locally and on cruise ships all over the world.
They were the hosts of the Swing Shift Radio
Show on WHVW for two years and had a
public access TV show by the same name.
Linda is an annual judge for the United Way
Dancing with the Stars program and Chester is
the assistant director of the Big Apple Lindy
Hoppers, a NYC-based performance troupe
started by Frankie Manning, with whom he has
been associated since 2002. Linda and Chester
are known for their fun classes, clear instruction
and easy-going style.
Linda and Chester in Sydney, Australia