Ally Yancey

The Amsterdam Blues scene is very happy to have Ally Yancey moved from Portland, Oregon (USA) to our beautiful city of bikes, canals and red lights. We don’t know how long she will remain in our rainy capital so we better take every opportunity to learn from her.

Ally has enjoyed teaching Blues dance since 2007, though she discovered partner dancing first in 2004 when she fell in love with Lindy Hop. Since then she’s practiced several other dance and movement studies including: West Coast Swing, Balboa, Salsa, Tango, Contemporary dance, Hip Hop, and the Alexander Technique. All of these movement practices together have informed the movement knowledge and material that she brings to teaching Blues. She believes that curiosity, fascination and silliness are the bedrock of an effective (and enjoyable) learning environment, and she always seeks to keep her students engaged and laughing! You can learn more about her teaching and more at