Our Board

Sugarfoot Stomp is a not-for-profit incorporated society, run by the vision and passion of its members.

Responsible for overseeing this 'vision' are a team of superstar board members, dedicated to making Sugarfoot Stomp an exciting, fun and enjoyable society that meets the needs of the community and benefits its members. 

Any member of Sugarfoot Stomp can put their hand up at any time to be part of this amazing journey.

Amy Burt  Amy B fell for Lindy Hop after moving to Wellington. Since starting Tap Dancing at 9 years old, she hasn't been able to keep her feet still! Amy enjoys the spontaneity and joy of connecting with people through Swing and Tap Dancing. She is passionate about growing the Wellington vintage dance community

Amy Burt

Amy B fell for Lindy Hop after moving to Wellington. Since starting Tap Dancing at 9 years old, she hasn't been able to keep her feet still! Amy enjoys the spontaneity and joy of connecting with people through Swing and Tap Dancing. She is passionate about growing the Wellington vintage dance community

Amy Smith  Amy dove into dancing while living in Christchurch but it wasn't until Dunedin that she discovered swing dancing and a love for the community growing around it. After more than a decade of dancing in various scenes around NZ and developing an addiction to blues, Amy wants to focus on nurturing others into becoming passionate, positive advocates for the community until we finally take over the world.

Amy Smith

Amy dove into dancing while living in Christchurch but it wasn't until Dunedin that she discovered swing dancing and a love for the community growing around it. After more than a decade of dancing in various scenes around NZ and developing an addiction to blues, Amy wants to focus on nurturing others into becoming passionate, positive advocates for the community until we finally take over the world.

Elise Broadbent  Elise discovered her passion for dancing while living in South America where every social occasion become a dancing opportunity. On returning to New Zealand she found swing dancing and loves the high energy and playfulness of the dance. She is a strong supporter of live music and is right behind Sugarfoot Stomp’s goals to support our local musicians and to create more fantastic live music events for the community.

Elise Broadbent

Elise discovered her passion for dancing while living in South America where every social occasion become a dancing opportunity. On returning to New Zealand she found swing dancing and loves the high energy and playfulness of the dance. She is a strong supporter of live music and is right behind Sugarfoot Stomp’s goals to support our local musicians and to create more fantastic live music events for the community.

 
Hamish Cameron  Hamish first found swing dancing in Montreal, one of the historic jazz 'hot spots' of North America. For Hamish, the culture of fun, openness and friendship its the most valuable thing about swing dancing - something he's passionate about fostering in Wellington and the New Zealand dance scene.

Hamish Cameron

Hamish first found swing dancing in Montreal, one of the historic jazz 'hot spots' of North America. For Hamish, the culture of fun, openness and friendship its the most valuable thing about swing dancing - something he's passionate about fostering in Wellington and the New Zealand dance scene.

Sascha Feary  Sascha is a late convert to dance, but he has fallen in love and he’s not looking back. He is all about sharing the joy of dance with every dancer on the floor and in every class. He loves to Lindy, and revels Bal, but the dance that moves him most is Blues.

Sascha Feary

Sascha is a late convert to dance, but he has fallen in love and he’s not looking back. He is all about sharing the joy of dance with every dancer on the floor and in every class. He loves to Lindy, and revels Bal, but the dance that moves him most is Blues.

Jen Hale  Jen first tried Lindy Hop while studying at the University of Otago when she took taster course on a whim and hasn’t looked back since. Jen loves the energy of Lindy Hop and solo jazz and is known for bringing more than a little sass to the dance floor. She loves that swing dancing brings together so many awesome people and is passionate about growing and supporting the community.

Jen Hale

Jen first tried Lindy Hop while studying at the University of Otago when she took taster course on a whim and hasn’t looked back since. Jen loves the energy of Lindy Hop and solo jazz and is known for bringing more than a little sass to the dance floor. She loves that swing dancing brings together so many awesome people and is passionate about growing and supporting the community.

David Holland  I started dancing in Liverpool, UK. Finding my own style after a couple of years, I think rhythm and musicality are my passions; finding that groove and keeping things fresh. I have so far danced mainly Lindy Hop, but I am enjoying more and more Bal and Shag. Possibly the only thing I enjoy more than dancing myself is watching other people dancing! I'm always happy for a dance, especially if we have a swinging band to enjoy! See you out on the floor. Hep hep!

David Holland

I started dancing in Liverpool, UK. Finding my own style after a couple of years, I think rhythm and musicality are my passions; finding that groove and keeping things fresh. I have so far danced mainly Lindy Hop, but I am enjoying more and more Bal and Shag. Possibly the only thing I enjoy more than dancing myself is watching other people dancing! I'm always happy for a dance, especially if we have a swinging band to enjoy! See you out on the floor. Hep hep!

Benoite Broche  I have danced most of my life, dancing has always been something I go back to because it makes me happy, it makes my soul smile. Throughout my life I have enjoyed belly dancing, salsa and other latin dances, but it's only been 3 years since I discovered swing. I fell in love with Lindy Hop and blues, but I do really enjoy charleston and balboa too. I truly believe that social dancing is an extremely important part of learning a dance as it gives the opportunity to discover yourself and your style while having fun in the process! To me, the best part of dancing is meeting people and sharing the love of dancing with them, may it be over a dance or a chat!

Benoite Broche

I have danced most of my life, dancing has always been something I go back to because it makes me happy, it makes my soul smile. Throughout my life I have enjoyed belly dancing, salsa and other latin dances, but it's only been 3 years since I discovered swing. I fell in love with Lindy Hop and blues, but I do really enjoy charleston and balboa too. I truly believe that social dancing is an extremely important part of learning a dance as it gives the opportunity to discover yourself and your style while having fun in the process! To me, the best part of dancing is meeting people and sharing the love of dancing with them, may it be over a dance or a chat!