Jarod Bates Teacher at Slowdown Weekend 2018Jarrod Bates has taught workshops both interstate and overseas and is best known for his skills and knowledge in Lindy Hop, Charleston, slow dancing, aerials and Solo Jazz. His greatest inspiration is ‘jazz music’, and he appreciates and takes inspiration from the expression of that music across any level of swing dancer.

Jarrod has now gone on to place in many Melbourne and interstate competitions. He is also a member and performer with Australia’s premier swing dancing troupe Echoes of Harlem and has taught regular beginner, intermediate and advanced classes in Melbourne since 2012.

Rhythm, flow and ‘groove’ are central to Jarrod’s teaching, along with the appreciation of jazz music, social dancing and self-expression.