Promoting Swing Dancing
and Live Swing Music
in the Triangle Region

Instructors

These folks can help you improve your dancing! Check their websites for group lesson schedules, or contact them directly to arrange a private lesson or private group dance lesson for your party. Their group lessons are also often posted on the TSDS Facebook wall.


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Jason Sager

Jason offers “holistic dance training” classes in a variety of styles including Lindy, Blues, Charleston, and Balboa. With a variety of teaching partners, he offers ongoing 2-hour intensive classes signed to ramp up your dance skills and enhance those that make your dancing work. By teaching connection, quality of movement, and creativity, Jason aims to help you be an inspiring, fun, and original dancer.

laura_rose_bwLaura Rose

Although more recognized for West Coast, Laura teaches group and private lessons in East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Salsa and a variety of other dances. Because of her interest in all styles of dance, Laura promotes both the inclusion and infusion of moves from one dance into the styling of the others. Because of this, Laura’s classes provide a unique perspective on individual styling and experimentation. Laura mainly teaches from the Triangle Dance Studio in RTP and at client’s homes. She is the founder of “Dance4Fun”

 

Daniel_150Daniel McClain

Daniel McClain is one of the Triangle’s most widely versed dance instructors. Daniel has been dancing Lindy Hop and Argentine tango for 9 years, salsa and ballroom for 7 years, and teaching dance pofessionally for over 6 years. His dancing style has been recognized for its powerful moves, crisp accuracy, and creative musicality. As a result of his unique style and movement quality on the dance floor, Daniel has been recognized in regional competitions, placing in competitions at Lindy Focus, the Atlanta Varsity Showdown (AVS), Boston Tea Party, and Carolina Groove. What makes Daniel a standout in the realm of partnered dance is his ability to move seamlessly and faithfully from one dance style to another in such a way that one would assume that he only dances a single dance style. His authenticity in movement remains faithful to each dance style–thus, making him a “dance chameleon.”

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As a poet, Abigail Browning fell in love with the grace and athleticism of swing dancing, and has pursued the art and history of Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston ever since. As she teaches, Abigail fosters creativity and musicality for leads and follows through technique, and emphasizes body control through isolation, repetition, and balance while having fun and preserving the historical integrity of the dance. The goal is to create an environment of risk-taking and encouragement to aid the excitement of discovery. Microbiologist by day and Dancer for the rest of his waking hours, Adam Speen strives to provide a unique perspective combining classic swing technique with a modern ideology. Partnership and playfulness are the focus for Adam on the dance floor, creating a “yes and” environment for his partners and himself. Evidence comes in the form of Adam’s various Jack and Jill and Strictly Swing victories; not to mention the innumerable social dances. He brings the same positive environment to the classroom where conditioning drills, visual media, and demonstrations by students are commonplace.

debbie_wesley_bwWesley Boz and Debbie Ramsey Boz

Established over 14 years ago by award winning instructors Debbie Ramsey Boz and Wesley Boz, Mad About Dance (MAD) Academy has been featured in the Raleigh News & Observer, Jitterbug Magazine, The Independent Weekly, Feather Award Magazine, NBC-17 and the TV show “Keeping Up With The Joneses”. In the INDYWEEK Magazine readers poll, they were voted “Best In The Triangle 2009 & 2011” – categories: Dance Studio and Top Club Dee Jay. Come join them for fun, energetic, informative, technique driven group classes in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Shag, Blues and Charleston dancing. New classes begin every month in Raleigh, Durham & NCSU. Private lessons, national touring workshops by appointment. Contact us at (919)494-2300

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Richard Badu

Richard teaches Lindy, East Coast Swing, Blues, Shim-Sham, West Coast, St. Louis Shag and many other special topics, in both his long-running weekly group classes in Carrboro and Durham, and in private lessons. Contact: (919) 724-1421

 

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debbie_wesley_bwWesley Boz and Debbie Ramsey Boz

Established over 14 years ago by award winning instructors Debbie Ramsey Boz and Wesley Boz, Mad About Dance (MAD) Academy has been featured in the Raleigh News & Observer, Jitterbug Magazine, The Independent Weekly, Feather Award Magazine, NBC-17 and the TV show “Keeping Up With The Joneses”. In the INDYWEEK Magazine readers poll, they were voted “Best In The Triangle 2009 & 2011” – categories: Dance Studio and Top Club Dee Jay. Come join them for fun, energetic, informative, technique driven group classes in Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Shag, Blues and Charleston dancing. New classes begin every month in Raleigh, Durham & NCSU. Private lessons, national touring workshops by appointment. Contact us at (919)494-2300

Daniel_150Daniel McClain

Daniel McClain is one of the Triangle’s most widely versed dance instructors. Daniel has been dancing Lindy Hop and Argentine tango for 9 years, salsa and ballroom for 7 years, and teaching dance pofessionally for over 6 years. His dancing style has been recognized for its powerful moves, crisp accuracy, and creative musicality. As a result of his unique style and movement quality on the dance floor, Daniel has been recognized in regional competitions, placing in competitions at Lindy Focus, the Atlanta Varsity Showdown (AVS), Boston Tea Party, and Carolina Groove. What makes Daniel a standout in the realm of partnered dance is his ability to move seamlessly and faithfully from one dance style to another in such a way that one would assume that he only dances a single dance style. His authenticity in movement remains faithful to each dance style–thus, making him a “dance chameleon.”

laura_rose_bwLaura Rose

Although more recognized for West Coast, Laura teaches group and private lessons in East Coast Swing, West Coast Swing, Salsa and a variety of other dances. Because of her interest in all styles of dance, Laura promotes both the inclusion and infusion of moves from one dance into the styling of the others. Because of this, Laura’s classes provide a unique perspective on individual styling and experimentation. Laura mainly teaches from the Triangle Dance Studio in RTP and at client’s homes. She is the founder of “Dance4Fun”

 

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Jason Sager

Jason offers “holistic dance training” classes in a variety of styles including Lindy, Blues, Charleston, and Balboa. With a variety of teaching partners, he offers ongoing 2-hour intensive classes signed to ramp up your dance skills and enhance those that make your dancing work. By teaching connection, quality of movement, and creativity, Jason aims to help you be an inspiring, fun, and original dancer.

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Richard Badu

Richard teaches Lindy, East Coast Swing, Blues, Shim-Sham, West Coast, St. Louis Shag and many other special topics, in both his long-running weekly group classes in Carrboro and Durham, and in private lessons. Contact: (919) 724-1421

AdamAbigailAdam & Abigail

As a poet, Abigail Browning fell in love with the grace and athleticism of swing dancing, and has pursued the art and history of Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston ever since. As she teaches, Abigail fosters creativity and musicality for leads and follows through technique, and emphasizes body control through isolation, repetition, and balance while having fun and preserving the historical integrity of the dance. The goal is to create an environment of risk-taking and encouragement to aid the excitement of discovery. Microbiologist by day and Dancer for the rest of his waking hours, Adam Speen strives to provide a unique perspective combining classic swing technique with a modern ideology. Partnership and playfulness are the focus for Adam on the dance floor, creating a “yes and” environment for his partners and himself. Evidence comes in the form of Adam’s various Jack and Jill and Strictly Swing victories; not to mention the innumerable social dances. He brings the same positive environment to the classroom where conditioning drills, visual media, and demonstrations by students are commonplace.