Jeramie Anderson and Crista Seipp
Swing Dance Instruction
Jeramie Anderson and Crista Seipp are the ALHC Gulf Regional Champions from 2005-2006 and Swing Dance USA Champions of 2006. Jeramie currently claims Arlington, VA as his home although he credits his dance home to Austin, TX. Crista currently resides in St. Petersberg, FL; but grew up in Arlington, VA and that is where the two met. Jeramie and Crista share an energetic style and love for the dance. In addition to the gulf region, Jeramie and Crista also compete nationally and took 6th place in the country in the American Showcase division of the American LindyHop Championships. As impressive as their record is together, both dancers have impressive individual accomplishments as well.
Jeramie has a musical foundation of about 20 years of drumming experience. With a little influence from his mother, a “Solid Gold Dancer", a good friend, and a Thursaday night at "The Fed" in Austin he got the dancing bug. Jeramie first started dancing in November of 1998. In early 2000 Jeramie joined "NeoSwing" an Olympic performance group coached by Tena Morales and Carnell Pipkin which was based out of Houston, Texas. The team went to Sydney and performed as part of the National Association of Dance Educators. Shortly after that Jeramie began competing and DJing regularly and has been addicted ever since. Holding such recognition as a second place in Pro/Am with Carla Heiney at ALHC in 02, 3rd in Champions Jack and Jill ALHC 03, regional ALHC champ 02-04 Texas, Gulf Coast regional champ 05-06, third in the Jill and Jack at ALHC 05, first place at VSO Strictly Lindy in 06, second place blues at ALHC 06, second place Jill and Jack at ALHC 06 and various other smaller regional competitions throughout the country such as second place in the BeBop burger Jack and Jill in Santa Barbara, and first place at the San Diego exchange Jack and Jill in 02. Jeramie brings to the table nearing a decade of dancing experience with a strong knowledge of the musical structure. Highly energetic and a goofball he is sure to keep everyone laughing.
Crista started swing dancing in Arlington, VA in 2002, and now resides in St. Petersburg, FL. Over the past five years, she has built a rich and diverse dance repertoire, including Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Blues, and Solo Jazz. She has attended numerous local and national workshops including the Oberlin Jazz Dance Festival 2005 and Camp Jitterbug 2006, exchanges in South Florida and Las Vegas, and events including the 2005 and 2006 Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, the 80th Anniversary of the Savoy Ballroom, and the 2005 and 2006 American Lindy Hop Championships. She made her competition debut at the 2005 Gulf Regionals with Jeramie where they placed 1st in American Showcase and 3rd in the Endurance contest. Since then she has placed 4th in Strictly Lindy with Joel Green at ALHC 2005, 1st in the Jack n' Jill and 3rd in Solo Charleston at the 2006 Gulf Regional Lindy Hop Championships, 2nd in the Jack n' Jill at Swing Dance USA 2006, and 5th in the Advanced Jack n' Jill at ALHC 2006. She was co-president of the University of Florida Swing Dancing Club with Marcie McCabe from 2004-2005. Crista currently teaches private lessons in Gainesville, where she is a graduate student at the University of Florida studying Occupational Therapy.