Edwin Li


I've taught workshop weekends, classes, and private lessons across the United States, and below are some of the very nice things that students and promoters have had to say about the experience of working with me.

Have you had a private lesson with me, or have you attended a class or workshop that I taught? Would you like to share your experience? If so, just . Please also indicate whether I may publish your comments on my Web site, list you as a reference, or maybe just keep your comments to myself.

Workshop Weekends

Last updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013

Two "Workshop Days": Eight Workshops Taught Solo

Hosted by Tom Johnson

Hartford, CT

January 17, 2004

September 18, 2004


In 2004, Tom Johnson of Hartford, CT, brought me out twice to teach "workshop days". Each involved teaching all day Saturday, with three workshops (one hour and fifteen minutes each), a dinner break (Tom's homemade gourmet dinners!), then a one hour class followed by a dance. The first trip was in January, and that weekend was such a success that we decided before I left to schedule a second appearance for that same year (September).

Some highlights from Tom's letter about working with me:

".... I recommend him without reservation.... As a teacher, his knowledge of the dance is broad and deep and he puts a great deal into the preparations for any engagement he has.... at the dance, Edwin danced with nearly everybody.... Our event in January, 2004 with Edwin was the best attended ever." [emphasis added; view the full letter]

» Tom Johnson, promoter and workshop organizer/host, 2005

Two One-Hour Workshops Taught With Libbat Shaham

Hosted by the Greater Phoenix Swing Dance Club, Phoenix, AZ

October 26, 2003

The Greater Phoenix Swing Dance Club invited Libbat and me to teach two one-hour workshops on Sunday, October 26, 2003. Below are excerpts of comments from attendees.

"...we were hungry for more information and this seminar had the right 'mix' for all levels of dancers. From walking exercises to dancing musicality, this workshop covered it all." [emphasis added; view the full article]

» Vicki Christensen, workshop attendee and author of the review article for the Greater Pheonix Swing Dance Club newsletter (full article), 2003

"Edwin Li and Libbat Shaham conducted an outstanding workshop for the Greater Phoenix Swing Dance Club.... Our attendee's [sic] felt it was one of the best we have had in Phoenix.... I would highly recommend Edwin and Libbat to anyone or organization that would be considering them as instructors." [emphasis added; full letter available upon request]

» Jack Gathings, President, Greater Phoenix Swing Dance Club. From letter of recommendation (full letter available upon request), 2003

Private Lessons

Last updated: Thursday, November 21, 2013

"My own private lesson with you was amazing. I felt that you gave me really good, detailed techniques and your explanations were down-to-earth and easy to understand. If something eluded me, I really appreciated that you had no problem stopping and explaining it in another way. In short, I came out of that lesson really excited about dancing and applying what I had learned on the floor. I would recommend you to anyone, and in fact, I already have to a few people!" [emphasis added; view the full letter]

» Deborah Arrington, San Francisco Bay Area, 2003

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