Sylvia Sykes

Sylvia, an internationally recognized authority on most types of Swing Dance, has been teaching for 25 years throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Australia.

Sylvia studied with the great dancer Dean Collins, and was a member of his last dance troupe. She studied Balboa with Maxie Dorf and Willie Desatoff and spent years learning from the greatest Southern California Balboa dancers.

Sylvia is an inductee into the National Swing Dance Hall of Fame as well as the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame. She won the US Open twice, was the NASDE top point winner, third place in the National Carolina Shag Dance Championships, won many Strictly Swing contests in Lindy, Balboa and West Coast Swing through the US.