Cathy Harrison and Michael Joyce

Cathy Harrison

Cathy has always loved to dance. Anything and everything goes! She has a long association with Dance Base, and fondly remembers the days learning jazz and tap with the legendary Raymond Kaye in the Assembly Rooms in George Street. Cathy still takes classes at Dance Base. She fell in love with Lindy Hop in the 90s and alongside her work as a primary school teacher, she has been a swing dance instructor for many years. She has had the privilege of taking classes with many of the original Lindy Hoppers of the Swing Era and she loves to pass on that knowledge. Classes with Cathy are all about having fun!

Michael Joyce

Michael took up dancing late but has worked hard to make up for lost time! He has now been dancing Lindy Hop for twenty years and teaching it for a significant part of that time. Like Cathy, he has taken classes in other dance styles at DanceBase continuously since the Assembly Rooms days. He’s always on the look out for opportunities to learn and share more and regularly travels the globe seeking out new and interesting dance-related opportunities. 


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