Based in London, Dan specialises in Afro American partner dances and vernacular Jazz from the 1920 to 1940s. He is a respected dance historian as well as a teacher and performer of the dances. His particular specialities are Lindy Hop, Balboa and Charleston.
In Lindy Hop he's widely considered as one of the best in Britain. He's a former UK Lindy Hop Champion with an excellent track record in all competitions entered (Competition Results).
Balboa is a less well known dance form which Dan has made a significant contribution towards popularising in the UK. He is Britian's busiest teacher of Balboa and teaches the dance regularly in his own classes and at other events.
Dan also has an in-depth knowledge of partnered Charleston appearing on primetime TV as part of the BBC's Strictly Dance Fever series. He acted as the program's consultant and dance coach, teaching Charleston to the contestants on the program.
Over the years he's become a popular guest teacher at many dance events both across the UK and Internationally. He's taught or performed in France, Sweden, Spain, Germany, Netherlands, Israel, Norway, Switzerland, Czech Repuplic, Slovenia, Ireland, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, and the USA.
He has appeared in various media including the Times and Telegraph newspapers, Hello magazine, Radio 4, BBC1, BBC3, and Channel 4 television.
Dan has a relaxed and lighthearted teaching style. Being a perfectionist he emphasises lead and follow technique together with developing good basics. An excellent communicator, he has a knack for simplifying and explaining complex ideas.
For details of where to find him, please see the Classes and Calendar sections of this site. In addition, you can also check out his Schedule of teaching engagements at forthcoming special camps and workshops. If you're interested in bringing him to your area then contact him at:
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