Workshops With Jesse Lopez and Ariel Peck
Jesse Lopez, Lead Architect of the Body Language Curriculum and founder of Evolve Your Dance, has been a Professional Dance Instructor for 12 years. Jesse pursues his passion for the West Coast Swing Language around the world, traveling as an Instructor, Judge and Competitor from Coast to Coast and as far as Singapore, France and Australia. His most recent accomplishments include winning the 2017 North American Swing 16 Grand Championships and placing 2nd in the Showcase Division at the 2018 Open with the esteemed Patty Vo. Jesse loves to teach the joy and connection of dance to those seeking community, engagement and fun. Having pursued training in the American Ballroom and Social Club dances, International Ballroom, Argentinian Tangos, Country Dances, and his favorite, West Coast Swing, Jesse can help anyone learn to dance.
Ariel Peck is a professional dance instructor who started dancing when she was 10 years old. Ariel trained in ballet, jazz, contemporary, hip-hop, and tumbling. She joined a professional dance company and was principal dancer and choreographer in Infusion Dance Company, and later helped found Infusion School of the Arts where she taught ballet, jazz, hip hop and tumbling. In 2014 she took her first West Coast Swing class which shifted her career path as she fell in love with a new dance journey. Since then she has traveled and competed professionally across the nation and internationally and quickly progressed through the ranks. Her most recent accomplishments include winning multiple national Rising Star divisions as well as placing Top 5 in the U.S. Open Rising Star division in 2016. She also was the champion of the Global Online Open Championships in 2017. Ariel now loves to travel teaching WCS and Hip Hop workshops and has a passion for teaching people to unlock new skills and building their confidence. With her combined dance experience in solo and social dance, she can’t wait to help people discover their love for dance and what joy it can bring to their lives.
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The participant/member/student understands and agrees to the Code of Conduct, and that there is physical contact between partners in/when dancing, and such contact may accidentally cause injury despite best intentions and taking care to respect and observe the limitations of others. The participant/member/student agrees that Omaha West Coast Swing and its officers, agents and representatives shall not be responsible for, and are hereby released from any liability, claim. loss, expense or personal injury incurred by a participant/member/student at any event or any activity connected with, held, conducted or sponsored by Omaha West Coast Swing, to include any contact, potential contact or infection with the SARS-COVID2/COVID19 virus through objects or other persons. Participant/member/student understands and agrees that participation is at-will and at their own individual risk, and they assume all responsibility for their own health and safety.