Emma Hadfield

Emma started dancing in 2005, only dancing sporadically until 2009 when she became completely addicted! Since then she has gone on to be a member of all of Brisbane’s performance troupes, including teaching and choreographing for Balboa performance troupes, teaching Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, and Solo Vernacular Jazz in Brisbane, and travelled around Australia, New Zealand and the US for dance events.

Recent competition highlights have included placing 1st in the Australian Balboa Championship in 2015, 2nd in the New Zealand Windy Lindy Balboa competition in 2014, and being a semi-finalist in the Australian Hellzapoppin’ competition 2014, all with her partner Rob Edwards. Emma has three times been a participant at The Balboa Experiment in the United States, the world’s most exclusive and personally challenging Balboa workshop.

In 2016 Emma is looking forward to continuing to expand the Brisbane Balboa scene by working on her own Balboa technique and teaching skills, as well as continuing to run Balboa community events.

The Balboa Experiment – 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016
Australian Balboa Championships – 1st place 2015, 2nd place 2014, 3rd place 2012
Finalist BOTR Jack and Jill 2014.
Australian Hellzapoppin’ Prize – Semi-finalist 2014, competitor 2013.
Windy Lindy 2015 (NZ) – 1st place Balboa, 2nd place Hellzapoppin’, 2nd Place Showcase.
Windy Lindy 2014 (NZ) – 2nd place Balboa, 3rd place Strictly Lindy
California Balboa Classic 2016 - Competed in the Open Classic, Pure Balboa, and Open Jack & Jill
Attended camps in Brisbane, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Wellington, Lismore, Margaret River, North Carolina, San Diego, and Los Angeles
Member of Brisbane’s demo troupes:
The Pocket Rockets 2015-present
The River City Stompers 2010-2014
The Cat’s Meow 2011-2013
The Keen Gents Collective – 2013-present
Teacher & Choreographer of The Palladium Apple Stealers  (Balboa Performance Troupe) 2015
Teacher of The Diga Doo’s (Balboa Performance Troupe) 2014
Teacher of Lindy Hop (up to and including advanced level) at Empire Swing 2012-2015
Teacher of Balboa at Empire Swing 2013-2015
Teacher of Balboa at Corner Pocket Swing 2015-present
Organiser of regular Balboa social dances 2010-present
Lindy Hop and Balboa Swing DJ


If you have any questions or are interested in taking a private lesson with Emma, she can be contacted by emailing emma@cornerpocketswing.com.au