Meet the team behind Swing Dance Nashville!
Laurinda began swing dancing in 1993, learning from the original jitterbug couples of Orange County, California. She remained an active member of the scene in California before relocating to Nashville with her family in 2016. During a crazy transition like that you want to find “home” as quickly as possible and it was easy to … Continue reading Laurinda Steinmeyer: President
Jacob began swing dancing in 2013 when brought to Jump Session by a friend, and immediately fell in love with the energetic jazz music and people he met. Drawing inspiration from the contemporary greats as well as the old timers of yesteryear, Jacob constantly seeks deeper understanding off Lindy Hop, Balboa, and St. Louis Shag … Continue reading Jacob Roberts: Vice President
Chelsea Kwast’s love of lindy hop and all things 1940’s began when she was only 7 and heard “Sing, Sing, Sing” for the first time. She is thrilled to be part of a thriving community that fosters her love of learning as well as her love of dance. As treasurer, Chelsea is responsible for tracking … Continue reading Chelsea Kwast – Treasurer
Corey Manke is an internationally known balboa swing dance instructor who started swing dancing in January of 1999. He has continually been a leader in the Nashville swing dance scene since 2001, where he has served our local scene in many capacities over the years (marketing, Board VP, dance instructor, DJ, venue manager and Music … Continue reading Corey Manke – Music Coordinator
Krystin has danced Lindy hop since 2007. She began her love affair with dance at 5 years old with ballet, and she first got hooked on the jitter juice, swing dancing, in 1999. She has taught dance for 20 years, and she has taught swing dance for 16 years. A lifelong teacher she has taught, … Continue reading Krystin Larsen – Teachers
Cortney has loved dancing for as long as she can remember, and could almost always be found twirling around on her tip-toes and singing songs from Old Disney movies! Her love for Lindy hop came in 2015 shortly after moving to Nashville. She found her home here in the music, the dance, and most of … Continue reading Cortney Henry: Marketing Coordinator
At the age of five, Lisa started classical ballet and danced for 15 years. She has loved the 1940’s and 50’s for as long as she can remember and has really developed a love of jazz music over the past few years. Lisa moved from New Zealand to Nashville in July of 2014. After settling … Continue reading Lisa Hodges: Volunteer Coordinator