Alison Scola San Diego, CA, United States

Instructor Name Alison Scola
Dance Styles: Vintage Dances, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Jitterbug, Jazz (Vernacular), Blues
Teaches with: Joel Plys
Available lessons: 64 Lessons, 11 Lesson Packs
Hailing From San Diego, CA, United States
Instructor Contact Email Alison Scola

Since their marriage and move to San Diego, CA in mid-2002; Joel and Alison Plys have made quite a name for themselves. They have a high quality, energetic approach to the dance which makes every lesson with them a blast! As regular teachers at major events all over the world, Joel & Alison's down to earth, enthusiastic attitudes are contagious and offer a very personal learning experience. Joel & Alison have a full knowledge and understanding of various styles that they share in their instruction. To 'preserve' a dance, you must understand the technique and characteristic fundamentals of that dance. For a dance to 'evolve', you must be open to everyone adding creative elements to that dance. They encourage students to study and be open to "differences" so that they can make the dance their own. Joel & Alison embody these qualities in their instruction and their dancing while remembering the true reason we dance - for FUN! They have taught all over the US (22 states and counting) as well as Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Scotland and Sweden. They are one of few couples that can truly offer instruction in all areas of authentic Swing and are recognized as two of the best Charleston, Balboa, Lindy & Shag instructors in the world.

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Balboa Basic

805
This lesson gets you started with thi...
balboa
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1920s Blues Basics

788
This early style of blues differs fro...
blues
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1920s Blues Corkscrew

838
This lesson teaches an amazing and to...
blues
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1920s Blues Leg Swing Pivot

795
Building upon the concepts explained ...
blues
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Cross hand Tuck Turn

770
This simple lesson adds to your Jitte...
jitterbug
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Double Rhythm Shag Basic

834
This lesson is a complete introductio...
collegiate shag
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Single Rhythm Shag Basic

806
This lesson details the fundamentals ...
collegiate shag
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1920s Blues Drag Walk

794
This lesson teaches a fundamental tra...
blues
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The Bal-Trot Basic

800
Bal-Trot is a newly-created dance ins...
balboa
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1920s Blues Pivots

796
This lesson details how to smoothly a...
blues
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She Goes

769
This simple lesson adds to your Jitte...
jitterbug
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Peabody Basics

797
This lesson explains the basics of th...
vintage dances
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1920s Blues Rocks

789
This lesson shows the essentials of c...
blues
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Double Front

828
This lesson teaches a fundamental and...
jazz (vernacular)
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Double Back Rock Step Kick ...

791
This lesson builds upon your Charlest...
jazz (vernacular)
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Single Rhythm Shag Turn Pass

811
This lesson teaches everything you ne...
collegiate shag
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Black Bottom Dig Steps

822
This lesson breaks down the fundament...
jazz (vernacular)
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Forward Walk

829
This lesson teaches a fundamental and...
jazz (vernacular)
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Paddle Behind

793
This lesson teaches a cute and classi...
jazz (vernacular)
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The Bal-Trot Reverse Throw Out

804
This lesson goes even further into th...
balboa
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1920s Blues Triple Hips

844
This lesson teaches a stylized triple...
blues
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1920s Blues Suzy-Q

843
This lesson shows how to add the clas...
blues
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Kick Hop Drag

830
This lesson teaches a lesser known v...
jazz (vernacular)
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1920s Blues Crescent Dip

839
This lesson teaches an uncommon vinta...
blues
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Flea Hop

837
This lesson builds upon the core move...
collegiate shag
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Shag Chug Styling

833
This lesson teaches you to add a nice...
collegiate shag
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1920s Blues Lunge

841
This lesson teaches a rare vintage bl...
blues
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Turn Around

832
This lesson will teach you to add del...
jazz (vernacular)
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Texas Tommy Basic

813
This lesson is a complete introductio...
vintage dances
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1920s Blues Twist

790
This lesson covers a rare and playful...
blues
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Alison Scola's Dance Packs By Style

Vintage Dances

11
3 Vintage Dances Dance Packs
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Balboa

13
1 Balboa Dance Packs
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Collegiate Shag

16
2 Collegiate Shag Dance Packs
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Jitterbug

17
0 Jitterbug Dance Packs
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Jazz (Vernacular)

22
4 Jazz (Vernacular) Dance Packs
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Blues

24
1 Blues Dance Packs
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Alison Scola's Lessons By Dance Style

Vintage Dances

11
20 Vintage Dances Dance Lessons
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Balboa

13
6 Balboa Dance Lessons
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Collegiate Shag

16
12 Collegiate Shag Dance Lessons
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Jitterbug

17
2 Jitterbug Dance Lessons
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Jazz (Vernacular)

22
11 Jazz (Vernacular) Dance Lessons
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Blues

24
13 Blues Dance Lessons
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