Heather Ballew has always been drawn to music and movement.

 

For two years she taught ballroom, latin, and swing dancing at World of Dance in Denver.  A regular competitor at events around the country, Heather has performed and competed with Denver’s champion swing dance troupe, 23 Skidoo, and has been an instructor at Beantown Summer Camp, Balboa Rendezvous, Rock That Swing, and Provence Swing Festival.  She holds titles from Camp Jitterbug, International Lindy Hop Championships, Camp Hollywood, All Balboa Weekend, and Canadian Swing Championships, but her proudest dance achievement to date has been organizing and growing a group of mighty fine dancers in her hometown.  She is known for her personal investment in her students’ success and is a popular instructor in greater Denver for Lindy Hop, Blues, and Balboa.

To find out more about Heather's weekly classes in Denver and Balboa or how to hire her for a private lesson, check out the lessons page. You can find out more about what national and international workshops and events Heather will be teaching at here. 

 
 

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Selected Awards

2015

1st Place ProAm (with Bandi Chorh Khalsa) – 505 Stomp
2nd Place Balboa Invitational Jack & Jill (with Mickey Fortanasce) – Southwest Lindyfest
2nd Place Invitational Jack & Jill (with Mickey Fortanasce) – California Balboa Classic
3rd Place Invitational Jack & Jill (with Jacob Wigger) – California Balboa Classic

2014

3rd Place Invitational Jack & Jill (with Bobby White) – California Balboa Classic
2nd Place Invitational Jack & Jill (with David Bradford/3-way tie) – Hot Rhythm Holiday
2nd Place Blues Strictly (with Gontran Galinier) – Canadian Swing Championships
2nd Place Balboa Strictly (with Gontran Galinier) – Canadian Swing Championships
2nd Place Open Jack & Jill (with David Lee) – All Balboa Weekend
1st Place Strictly Lindy (with Javier Johnson) – Beantown
3rd Place Advanced Jack & Jill (with Dan Repsch) – Beantown

2013

2nd Place Invitational Balboa Jack and Jill (with Bobby White) – Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout
2nd Place Strictly Lindy (with Dom Pomeroy)  - 505 Stomp
3rd Place ACBC Championships (with Javier Johnson) – All Balboa Weekend
1st Place Soul Competition (with Anthony Chen) – Beantown
2nd Place Strictly Lindy (with Jon Tigert) – Beantown
2nd Place Strictly Lindy (with Jon Tigert) – Lindy on the Rocks
1st Place Intergalactic Balboa Championships (with Albert Ferran Toll) – Eastern Balboa Championships 2nd Place Invitational Jack & Jill (with Bobby White) - Eastern Balboa Championships 2nd Place Classic Division (with Javier Johnson) - Eastern Balboa Championships 1st Place Pro/Am (with Andrew Munoz) - Eastern Balboa Championships

2012

2nd Place Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout Advanced Strictly
3rd Place Beantown Strictly Lindy
2nd Place Twin Cities Balboa Festival Invitational Jack & Jill
2nd Place Camp Hollywood (NJC) Open Lindy
2nd Place Lindy on the Rocks (LOTR) Hellzapoppin Pro Strictly
3rd Place LOTR All Star Jack & Jill
3rd Place ILHC Advanced Strictly
2nd Place EBC Intergalactic Balboa Championships
1st Place Lindy Focus Balboa Jack and Jill
1st Place (tie) Lindy Focus Balboa Underground Lindy Focus Championships (ULFC)
3rd Place Lindy Focus Advanced Jack and Jill

2011

1st Place Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout Pro Strictly
1st Place Canadian Swing Championships Advanced Lindy Hop Jack & Jill
2nd Place Lindy on the Rocks All-Star Jack & Jill
2nd Place ILHC Advanced Strictly
3rd Place ILHC All Star Jack & Jill