Instructors & Classes

Whether you are looking to bring your dance to the next level or to learn the fundamentals, San Diego has a robust and large selection of talented instructors and classes. Click on their images below for more information or scroll to the bottom to view current classes and join in on a group class.

San Diego WCS Instructors

Other Instructors: Brandi Guild, Demetre Souliotes, Mark Pablo

Current Weekly Classes (Updated 11/27/22)​

If this if your first time taking class, please always check with the studio for most updated schedule!


Chris Chung
7pm: WCS Basics and Beyond
8pm: Intermediate Concepts

Location: McCann Dance


Brandi Guild/Jade Bryan (rotating)
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm: WCS Basics
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm: WCS Beyond Basics

Location: Starlight


Parker Dearborn
6pm: The Basics
7pm: The Bridge
7:30pm: Top Swing

Location: Dance Headquarters


Parker Dearborn
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm: West Coast Swing Bridge to Intermediate
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm: West Coast Swing Intermediate

Location: Starlight


Chris has been dancing West Coast Swing for the past 10 years. Within this time, Chris has successfully developed a community in Maui and currently teaches and DJs in San Diego and the Socal area. Prior to West Coast Swing, Chris came from a breakdancing background, which influenced his teaching style, from body movement, functionality, and most of all, the music. Chris is known for his musicality, smooth connection, and having fun wherever he goes. He loves sharing “light bulb” moments and working with students who want to grow. 

Teaches at McCann Dance

Call or Text: (631) 335-3531

Available for group workshops, private lessons, and Dj’ing social nights. Currently teaching group classes.



Jade started dancing at 3 training in jazz, tap, ballet and hip hop. At 17 she was introduced to partnership dancing and started training at Fred Astaire Dance Studio. After 3 years she started competing in American Smooth and Rhythm as well as West Coast Swing. Now Jade is an Independent Instructor that teaches all over San Diego county as well as across the United States. Currently she competes in the All-star division for West Coast Swing and won the Top Follow in the NASDE circuit for 2017. She also competes Pro- Am for West Coast Swing, American Smooth and American Rhythm. When Jade is not traveling she is helping the local dance scene teaching private lessons, group classes and deejaying at local events. 

Teaches at Champion Ballroom

Available for privates. Currently teaches group classes locally.
Call or Text: (858) 525-1225 



Larisa Tingle has been in love with music her whole life, from violinist to vocalist and finally to dancer. She is now competing at a champion level and excited to share her dancing dream with her partner Tony. In addition to competing and teaching, Larisa started djing at local dances in Southern California but got known quickly for her groovy late night “Tingle Time” sets, becoming one of the sought after Dj’s on the convention circuit around the country. 

Teaches at Starlight Dance Studio

Available for privates, group classes, workshops individually and as a pair. Currently teaches group classes locally.
Call or Text: (805) 550-6196 (Larisa)