Nikki Marvin Fullerton, CA, United States

Instructor Name Nikki Marvin
Dance Styles: Partner Charleston, Lindy Hop, Jazz (Vernacular), Blues
Teaches with: Shesha Marvin, Mikey Pedroza
Available lessons: 70 Lessons, 17 Lesson Packs
Hailing From Fullerton, CA, United States
Instructor Contact Email Nikki Marvin

Nikki grew up with a passion for early Jazz and Swing music; learning to dance was a natural progression. A 1st place win at the National Jitterbug Championships jump started her career and required her to compete at the Pro level. She started assisting her mentor and now husband, Shesha Marvin, with local classes and national workshops and learned quickly to be a clear and effective teacher. Her teaching style focuses on the things she loves the most about Lindy Hop: lead and follow, rhythm, musicality, and style. Nikki is a strong believer in dancing for the right reasons. Dance for yourself and no one else. She feels that we should look to others for inspiration and guidance, but form our own ideas about the dance. Her accolades include placement and winnings from: The National Jitterbug Championships, The World Swing Dance Championships, The US Open, Rhythmic Arts Festival, Camp Jitterbug, Reno Dance Sensation, Swing in the Colony, California Girl Jam, and Sugarfoot Stomp. In 2007 Nikki was a featured performer on Dancing with the Stars. Today, Nikki runs the OC Swing Dance club and owns ATOMIC Ballroom in Orange County, Ca.

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Breakaway Charleston

187
This lesson teaches you how to apply ...
partner charle...
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Holding 3 (Musicality Drill)

190
This lesson takes a very simply step ...
lindy hop
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Crazy Legs

189
This lesson teaches a high-energy cla...
partner charle...
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All You Can Eat Lindy Kicks

186
This lesson teaches a combo sequence,...
lindy hop
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All-American Kick-Through

185
This lesson teaches a common must-kno...
partner charle...
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Reverse Elbow Catch

194
This lesson teaches an unusual 10-cou...
lindy hop
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Super Crazy Combo Exit

200
This lesson covers a combination exit...
partner charle...
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Shesha's Kick Turn no.2

198
This combination makes use of a surpr...
lindy hop
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Around the Back Swingout

1716
This lesson takes your swingout to a ...
lindy hop
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Wrap Around

1727
Using elements from other dances like...
blues
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Frankie Kick Variation

1738
Frankie Manning was a master at playi...
lindy hop
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Combo Part 4 (Shadow Charle...

195
In this series of lessons, Shesha and...
partner charle...
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Slip Slop

199
This lesson is a detailed study of th...
jazz (vernacular)
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Combo Part 3 (Shadow Charle...

196
In this series of lessons, Shesha and...
partner charle...
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Connection and Feeling

1719
Using elements from other dances like...
blues
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Surprising Swingout from Be...

1710
This lesson teaches you a combo that ...
lindy hop
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Walking

1720
Using elements from other dances like...
blues
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Combo Part 6 (Cradle Kicks ...

188
In this series of lessons, Shesha and...
partner charle...
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Active Following

1709
This lesson gives followers some powe...
lindy hop
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Building on the Swingout

1700
This is an exercise designed to teach...
lindy hop
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Dean and Jewel Cuddle

1753
There are some classic moves every Li...
lindy hop
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Cross-hand Slide

1728
Using elements from other dances like...
blues
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Tango (from California Rout...

204
This lesson takes a sequence from The...
lindy hop
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Lead's Triple Slide

192
This lesson teaches a combination seq...
lindy hop
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Combo Part 1 (Pull-Through)

193
In this series of lessons, Shesha and...
partner charle...
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1998 Arm Slide but Cooler

1756
There are some classic moves every Li...
lindy hop
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Slingshot

1754
There are some classic moves every Li...
lindy hop
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Crab Walks

1747
There are some classic moves every Li...
lindy hop
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Swingout with Inside Turn

1713
Not just a regular swingout with an i...
lindy hop
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The W

1722
Using elements from other dances like...
blues
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Nikki Marvin's Dance Packs By Style

Partner Charleston

12
5 Partner Charleston Dance Packs
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Lindy Hop

18
9 Lindy Hop Dance Packs
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Jazz (Vernacular)

22
1 Jazz (Vernacular) Dance Packs
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Blues

24
2 Blues Dance Packs
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Nikki Marvin's Lessons By Dance Style

Partner Charleston

12
11 Partner Charleston Dance Lessons
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Lindy Hop

18
43 Lindy Hop Dance Lessons
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Jazz (Vernacular)

22
1 Jazz (Vernacular) Dance Lessons
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Blues

24
15 Blues Dance Lessons
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