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Spencer has been dancing swing since 1998. He has extensively studied Lindy hop with four-time world champion and eight-time American champion, Nathalie Gomes. Spencer led the outreach program for Hop, Swing, and Jump dance studios at Swing 46, and local venues around NYC. Spencer had his own program in swing at the JCC in Manhattan for over 10 years, and also teaches privately. He has taught for Lincoln Center's "Midsummer Night Swing." He currently organizes the New York City Swing Dance Meet up Group, which has over 4,000 members, making it one of the most active swing dance clubs in the world.
Spencer's classes were recently voted some of the best swing dance classes in NYC! See here: timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/best-swing-dancing-classes-in-nyc
Ultimate Intro Class Description:
Learn cool moves to classic tunes! This progressive, basic swing dance class will teach the absolute beginner how to Jitterbug or what is now known as East Coast Swing. This partner dance class will teach beginner moves in swing and the technique to execute them properly. The class will learn a routine over a six week period. No partner, experience or TALENT required.
Lindy Hop Class:
Lindy Hop is the grandfather of all swing dances. Popularized through television and film of the 1940s and 50s, the Lindy is a partnered dance comprised of 6 and 8-count patterns patterns, including a signature move called the swing out. Learn all of the fundamental steps and classic stylings of this original New York City dance. No partner required.
Advanced Beginner Swing:
Progress in Jitterbug and East Coast Swing by learning more involved patterns with more advanced footwork. Build your dance vocabulary and partnering skills. This class is the prerequisite for Open level Lindy Hop. No partner required. Some previous experience helpful.