Teni Lopez-Cardenas Lindy Hop & Balboa Instructor & Performer
Welcome to TeniLopez.com!
Teni is a dancer, teacher, and performer of a wide array of vintage swing and jazz dances; she teaches lessons in, but not limited to, Lindy Hop, Balboa, Bal-swing, Blues, Partnered Charleston, Solo Vernacular Jazz, Solo Blues, Aerials (Airsteps), East Coast Swing (Jitterbug), Vernacular Line Dances such as The Big Apple, Body Movement and Awareness, Styling, Musicality, and Connection.
Teni is available for group classes, workshops, and private lessons; she can be reached by using her Contact page!
In the meantime, take a look around her site! Find out about her in the ABOUT section, check out her future dance travels under the CALENDAR page, photos and video of Teni dancing can be found under MEDIA, and find out all the information you need to contact her under her CONTACT page!
Lindyfest ft. The Lonestar Championships: 2nd place All-Star Lindy Hop Jack & Jill with Andrew Hsi!
Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout: 3rd Place Invitational Jack & Jill with Jacob Wigger!
The Snowball: 1st Place Open Balboa Jack & Jill division with Alexander Azarov, and 4th Place Open Lindy Hop Jack & Jill with Davis Thurber!
Eastern Balboa Championships: 1st Place Open Classic division with Andreas Olsson, 1st Place Intergalactic Balboa division with Bobby White, and 3rd Place Invitiational Jack&Jill division!
International Lindy Hop Championships: 1st Place Team division with Lindy Hopper's Dozen, 4th Place Balboa division with Andreas Olsson, 4th Place All-Star Lindy Hop Jack & Jill with Stephan Sayer, and finals in Balboa Jack & Jill division with Dan Newsome!
Camp Hollywood: 1st Place Open Balboa division with Jeremy Otth, 5th Place Open Lindy Hop division with Shesha Marvin, and finals in Advanced Jack & Jill division and Classic Lindy Hop division with Gabriel Cashman!
All Balboa Weekend: 1st Place American Classic Balboa Championships with Andreas Olsson!!! A very very exciting win indeed!! Finals in Open Jack &Jill with Freddie Karlbom.
Balboa Rendezvous: 1st Place Open Jack & Jill! This marks an official 1st place sweep of the Jack&Jill Divisions of every major U.S. Balboa Event!
Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout: 1st Place Pro Strictly Balboa with Bobby White, 1st Place Pro/All-Star Jack & Jill with Jason Swihart!
LoneStar Championships: 1st Place All Star Lindy Hop Strictly with Gabriel Cashman, 3rd Place Blues Division with Davis Thurber, and Finals in the All Star Jack&Jill!
Eastern Balboa Championships: 1st Place Invitational Jack & Jill with Nick Williams, 2nd Place Intergalactic Balboa Championships with Andreas Olsson, and 4th Place Classic Balboa Division with Bobby White!
International Lindy Hop Championships: 2nd Place Lindy Hop All Star Jack & Jill with Nalla Kim of Korea, 3rd Place Strictly Balboa Division with Andreas Olsson, and Finals in the Balboa Jack & Jill!!
Lindy on the Rocks: 1st Place Team Division with Lindy Hopper's Dozen, 2nd Place Slow Division with Jonathan Jow, 3rd Place Hellzapoppin' Strictly with Andrew Munoz, and Finals in the All Star Jack & Jill!!
Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout: 1st Place All-Star Jack & Jill with Javier Johnson!
Clean Balboa Sweep at Lindy Focus 10/11! 1st place in the Balboa Jack&Jill with Mikey Pedroza, and, for the THIRD year in a ROW, 1st place in the Balboa Strictly with Davis Thurber!
I'll be teaching a lot this month! Beginner and Intermediate Balboa classes going on NOW at BalAustin; our current special is bring a friend to the beginner class, get $10 off registration for the month! I am also now teaching with Four On The Floor, one of Austin's most prominent and friendliest places to learn Swing Dancing! This month I'll be teaching Lindy 4, for lindy hoppers who want to take their dancing to the next level! And, as always, I'm available for private lessons =)
Eastern Balboa Championships 2010: 1st Place in the Intergalactic Infinity +1 Balboa Strictly Division with Bobby White, 1st Place in the Open Jack & Jill, and 3rd Place in the Strictly Classic with Marty Klempner! A sweep!
I'll be teaching some Balboa classes around Austin in the next few months! See below, and see my calendar! And as always, I'm available for private lessons!
Hot Rhythm Holiday 2010: 1st place in the Balboa Strictly Division with David Bradford, 2nd place in the Balboa Jack & Jill with David Bradford
Lindy Focus 2009/2010: 1st place in the Balboa Strictly Division with Davis Thurber for the second year in a row, and finalist in the Advanced Follow/Intermediate Lead Crossover Jack and Jill.
Swingtime in the Rockies 2009: 3rd place in the Invitational Jack and Jill with Carl Nelson.
Camp Jitterbug 2009: 1st place in the Jack and Jill with Michael Darigol.
Rocky Mountain Balboa Blowout 2009: 3rd place in the Invitational Jack and Jill Division with Jacob Wigger, and finalist in the Balboa Strictly with Davis Thurber.
Lone Star Championships 2009: 1st place in the Strictly Fast Lindy Division with Carl Nelson, 3rd place in the Strictly Blues Division with Carl Nelson, finalist in the All-Star Strictly Lindy Division with Marty Klemnper, and finalist in the All-Star Jack&Jill Division.
New Year's Dancin' Eve 2009: 3rd place in the Invitational Strictly Lindy with Juan Villafane.
Lindy Focus 2008/2009: 1st place in the Strictly Balboa division with Davis Thurber, 1st place in the Strictly Lindy Division with Carl Nelson, and finalist in the Advanced Jack&Jill.
December: I've added a few more events I'll be at in the coming months!
Early Summer: Well...I've made myself this spiffy new site...that's new....