Just a few snaps of some wonderful new students dancing at the end of Monday's class! It's the smiles that makes us… https://t.co/0zIeyehmkj
Growing up, Derek always loved the 1930-40s style and, after he was dragged along to his first dance lesson by a friend, there was no looking back.
He started dancing late 2001 with a strong interest in the history of the dance as well as an interest in teaching with a focus on technique, rhythm and style with an emphasis on natural and fun movement.
“What I like most about swing dancing is the social aspect of the dance, and how you can walk into a room and not know anyone there and instantly you all have something in common.“
“My most favourite swing memories to date have been meeting and learning from Frankie Manning, and attending the 2010 Balboa Experiment.“
“Teaching the finalists from the popular TV program – Dancing With The Stars! in 2006“
“Working on the hit television show Underbelly : Razor as chief choreographer, teaching principle scene actors how to dance authentic 1920s Charleston style, Waltz and even a Tango. I also appear in the program as a dance extra.“
(Photo credit: Andy Firth)