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Margot Helm has been swing dancing since 2006, when she and her husband Richard Perkins discovered Swing Patrol in Melbourne, Australia (so you’ll have to forgive her, if her swing-outs have a bit of an accent!). Margot started teaching for Wednesday Night Hop in 2011; her classes focus on Charleston, Lindy Hop, and Balboa technique, and incorporate music and dance history for context. Originally hailing from the white sandy beaches of Hawaii, Margot now lives in Silicon Valley, and teaches at venues throughout the Bay Area.

Margot performed and choreographed for Double or Nothing from 2009-2014, and is a co-founder of For Dancers Only. When not on the dance floor, she can often be found behind a laptop as DJ Lindyspice, or promoting festivals and music education for youth as a board member of San Jose Jazz.

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