Meet the team behind Swing Dance Nashville!
Eric is an avid swing dancer, screen printer, and snake charmer – which, we promise, isn’t a euphemism. (Snakes, apparently, find him quite charming.) He likes bow ties, girls with flowers in their hair, and the way swing dancing gives him the opportunity to be a part of something larger than himself. As the president … Continue reading Eric Stevens – 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
In February of 2010, Rachel ventured into a musky, dank gym basement, lured by the promise of friendship and a swing dance lesson. Now countless dances and adventures later, she regards this as one of the best decisions she’s ever made. As the teacher coordinator, Rachel is responsible for scheduling teachers for Swing Dance Nashville … Continue reading Rachel Serkownek – Teachers
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 – Community
I moved from New Zealand to Nashville in July of 2014. I am a professional nanny working full time in Nashville. At the age of five, I started classical ballet and danced for 15 years. I’ve loved the 1940’s and 50’s for as long as I can remember and really got into jazz music over … Continue reading Lisa Smith – Volunteer & Venue