"PERSONIFIES THE JOY OF DANCE WITH EVERY STEP HE TAKES ON THE DANCE FLOOR AND EVERY WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT IN HIS CLASSES" - BRAD WOODWORTH
I began my dance obsession in late 2007. Since then I've immersed myself in the Swing and Blues community: travelling, learning, performing, competing, and sharing what I've discovered.
I'm a teacher today because I love spreading the joy of dance. I'm happiest seeing my students pick up new ideas and grow themselves as dancers.
Though my classes span many topics, all of them come from a core set of values:
Technique: Clearer communication between individuals
Creativity: Inspired by partners working together
Musicality: Dancing that comes directly from the music
Fun: That keeps us moving
Dan is immersed in the music and the movement. He constantly travels to continue learning, happily sharing his ideas along the way. In his teaching, Dan’s enthusiastic approach brings a focus on innovation, connection, and attention to your partner. Dan is also a veteran DJ, spinning for events across the continent and locally on a weekly basis, and has dabbled in organizing for events and local dances. In the end, Dan is most excited to push his dancing and to see his students break through their boundaries.
Primary Teaching Partner:
“You are truth in motion when you dance, Ms S.” - Jason
Jenny Sowden is an award winning, full-time, international dance instructor based in New York City where she is the managing director ofBrooklyn Swings and nycBABBLE.com. Jenny has been training in dance for over twenty years and teaching for over fifteen, with a BA in Dance and Theater from San Diego State University. She has studied 34 different styles of movement including Ballet, Tap, Hip Hop, West African, Capoeira, Aikido, Tango, Salsa, Lindy hop, Balboa, and Blues. Her background influences her teaching and general style through musicality, variety, expression and an understanding of body mechanics. Jenny believes the dance floor is a ‘World of Yes,’ where by constantly accepting and being inspired by what happens, creates an amazing place to be. We then take classes in a ‘World of Intention’ to expand our ‘World of Yes.’ Find out more at JennySowden.com.
All photos of Dan on this page credited to Devon Rowland Photography