Teni Lopez-Cardenas

Graceful and fiery. Feminine yet dynamic. Known for her swivels. Teni Lopez-Cardenas is an accomplished competitor, teacher, and performer, and has the pleasure of working with many well-known leads and teams. In the classroom, Teni maintains a fun and accessible attitude while focusing on the importance of connection, body awareness, and technique. Her passion for the dance shines through in her teaching, and she strives to instill a sense of playfulness while encouraging her students to develop their own personal style. To achieve these goals, she makes a lot of sound effects, draws pictures in the air, makes faces, and generally just makes a fool of herself.

Teni is happiest when dancing her heart out, both socially and in competitions and performances; she has performed for events such as All Balboa Weekend, the Great Southwest Lindyfest, and Camp Jitterbug’s Jump Session Show. On the competition circuit, Teni is one of the few unpartnered follows who consistently places in top Lindy Hop and Balboa divisions at many prestigious events including the International Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, American Classic Balboa Championships, American Lindy Hop Championships, Lindy Focus, Eastern Balboa Championships, National Jitterbug Championships, and Lindy on the Rocks.

See Teni in action

1st place, All Balboa Weekend Open ACBC

ILHC 2011, Strictly Balboa

See more of Teni's dancing at http://www.tenilopez.com/media.html