Jonathan Bixby & Sylvia Sykes
Founders of the Santa Barbara Swing Dance Club and internationally recognized authorities on most forms of swing dance, Jonathan Bixby and Sylvia Sykes have lectured and taught dance workshops throughout the United States since 1985. They have competed in numerous dance competitions, appeared on television, been featured with such great orchestras as Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw, and Count Basie, as well as being voted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame.
Jonathan and Sylvia are six-time U.S. Open Finalists and the undefeated Southern California Balboa Champs. In addition, they have received the Humanitarian Award from the U.S.O.S.D.C., the Teacher of the Year Award for 1992, and several Feather Awards for Best Lindy/Balboa dancers in the United States.
Together since 1966, veteran dance team Jonathan and Sylvia have taught literally thousands to dance in the United States, Western Europe, and Australia. And now, their instructional videos reach thousands more. Their long-standing interest and research has lead them to precisely preserve these classic dance forms, as well as make them easy and fun to learn.