Idalia moved to the bay area 4 years ago and started teaching all over the bay, Cats Corner, the 9:20 Special, Wednesday Night Hop and the Breakaway! She has represented the Bay Area well bringing home the Gold and Silver awards from national and international contests such as the International Lindy Hop Championships, Camp Jitterbug, Camp Hollywood, Fog City Stomp and Stompology to name a few. As a dancer and teacher, she focuses on quality of movement, musicality, and connection. She values individuality, musicality and expression so much she started the Solo Jazz Academy - small size class training mentorship in Oakland to help students advance their dancing in a focused manner. Her fierceness and love of jazz is contagious, so grab her for a dance when you see her!