Robert Shield

Robert Shield has been dancing Lindy Hop since 2005 and has traveled around the UK and Europe to learn from some of the greatest Lindy Hop teachers from the 1930s and today. He founded Swing Dance Leeds in 2011.

Dance Instruction
Rob teaches weekly classes in Lindy Hop, Charleston and Balboa as well as leading workshops and taster sessions for events and Festivals around the region. Since starting Swing Dance Leeds Rob has taught regularly at Lindy Hop weekenders from Aberdeen to Brighton and occasionally further afield in Europe. Lately he’s been doing a fair bit of teacher training as well.

Rob has experience choreographing routines for dancers of all levels. He has choreographed Lindy Hop and Charleston routines for Lindy at the Light, Leeds University Swing Society, and Swing Dance Leeds. He is also regularly hired to choreograph bespoke wedding dances for happy couples with or without any prior dance experience.

Rob has performed at a variety of conferences, events and festivals around the UK including Swingamajig, National Railway Museum and Driffield Airshow. He has performed with the Jive Aces and appeared as a dancer in Peaky Blinders, Zingzillas, Flog it!, and Back in Time for Tea. He also taught Cillian Murphy and Annabelle Wallace to Charleston for Peaky Blinders. For more information about booking performances click here.

Tina Shield

Tina Bunck

Training and Experience
Originally from Seattle, “the best lindy hop scene in the US” (or so she says). Tina has been studying lindy hop and other swing era dances since 2003. Social dancing has always been her focus and she encourages people to dance for the pure joy of doing it. Tina has been teaching lindy hop in Leeds since 2009 and has traveled all over the UK to teach at events and festivals with Swing Dance Leeds. Over the past year she has perfected the art of teaching while babywearing.

Tina was a founding member of Swing-amajig, a Seattle based Lindy Hop performance group. She has performed at a variety of events and festivals in the UK and has appeared as a dancer in television programmes including: Peaky Blinders, Zingzillas, Flog it!, and Back in Time for Tea.