MCs

Peter Strom

Peter Strom

Instructor, MC, DJ
Bio

Peter Strom is one of the most dedicated and well traveled instructors on the lindy hop scene today. His humor in classes is only matched by the clarity and care he takes with his students. Since his start in 1998 he has taught at international dance camps from Australia to South Korea to Herrang, Sweden. In addition to teaching he brings with him his skills as a sought after DJ and experienced Master of Ceremonies. He is currently a member of the renowned team the Silver Shadows and the founder of Uptown Swing in his hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Jon Tigert

Jon Tigert

Instructor, MC, DJ
Bio

Jon Tigert found swing dancing at the tender age of 15 and never looked back. Now, somewhat older than 15, Jon shares his knowledge of the dance all over the United States and the World. You may know him from his roles at events such as Lindy Focus, Lindyfest, The Canadian Swing Dance Championships, The Chinese Lindy Hop Championships, Herrang Dance Camp, The International Lindy Hop Championships and many more. Known for his concise language, historical knowledge and and infinite supply of dad jokes, Jon’s classes are immensely informative and entertaining. Beyond teaching, Jon is often seen behind the microphone as a well known MC and host, behind the computer as a DJ, or behind the drum kit playing and singing with various bands.

Laurel Ryan

Laurel Ryan

MC
Bio

As an emcee, Laurel Ryan got her start co-hosting her small college talent show. Once she learned the power of holding a microphone, Laurel was unwilling to let go of the crowd-commanding device. Whether teaching, choreographing, or entertaining, laurel loves telling everybody in the room what to do. So listen up and don’t sass her. Sass not allowed.

Michelle Stokes

Michelle Stokes

MC
Bio

Michelle Stokes is a human tornado of personality. The spotlight is naturally drawn to her, so naturally she’ll be in it. With a microphone. And hopefully a cheeseburger. Do you have a cheeseburger? She loves them so…