Vintage Swing Dancers. Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa, Shag, Drag Blues


Dan and Lainey

After over a decade of dance experience each, Dan and Lainey joined up to bring their voices and ideas about dance to the teaching circuit with performances, unique classes for beginner and experienced dancers alike, choreography, and DJing.  Social dancers at heart, they continue to develop their Lindy Hop, Balboa, Charleston, Tap and other dances.

Known for building community and fostering an all-inclusive attitude, their goal is to draw as many people as possible into the worldwide jazz and dance community.  For them spending time in the classroom, on the social floor, and off the social floor are all equally important components of a healthy dance environment.

Lainey Silver

Based out of NYC, Lainey Silver is a jazz era dancer, performer, choreographer, and vintage fashionista.  She specializes in Lindy Hop, Charleston, and vernacular jazz.

After two years of teaching at Dance Manhattan, Lainey is a now part of the You Should Be Dancing…! team. She also teaches for Harlem Swings! – a non-profit that instructs youths in Harlem the dances of their neighborhood.  Lainey stresses connection to your partner, a solid base in fundamentals, and dancing as an expression of the music.  She strives to nurture and inspire her students to embrace the history of jazz dance while supporting the development of lindy hop in the present.

Dan Newsome

Based out of NYC, Daniel Newsome has been a professional teacher, performer, dj, historian and avid social dancer since 1996. He is considered a preservationist and an innovator in Lindy Hop, Aerial Dance, Blues, Balboa, Shag, Tap and more.  Daniel learned from many teachers of both the modern and original swing era to become a fixture in the national competitive scene. He has won at major national competitions such as the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, Midwest Lindy Fest, Reno Dance Sensation, National Jitterbug Championships and the Rhythmic Arts Festival. His clear coaching style puts him in front of thousands of students every year. 

He also co-founded, choreographed and coached teams like  Rainier Rhythm, and 23 Skidoo, Denver`s nationally recognized swing team. He has won many 1st, 2nd and 3rd place team titles almost annually for over a decade. He is dedicated to sharing the history, artistry and music of the jazz era, and recently choreographed a number for an off-Broadway show. Daniel`s lifelong pursuit is touching as many lives as possible with the beauty and artistry of Lindy Hop, Shag, Balboa, Blues, Solo Jazz Dance, Ballroom and Tap. Daniel believes that the best dancer is the one having the most fun, and aims to make his students the best dancers out there.


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