Our Instructors

Swing Dance Nashville is proud to have some of the best swing dance instructors in the entire southeast region teaching classes for us!  Click below to learn more about each of our amazing instructors!

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Corey & Susan Manke

Corey and Susan are veterans of the Nashville swing dance community and have been dancing Lindy Hop since the early 2000’s and Balboa since 2004. During this time, they have studied with many international instructors. Corey and Susan are particularly drawn to the aesthetic, connection and feel of the original dancers. They strive to implement … Continue reading Corey & Susan Manke

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Jon Tigert

Jon has been dancing for more than 10 years, and is a full time instructor. He teaches Lindy Hop, Balboa, Solo Jazz, Tap, Charleston, St. Louis Shag and more. He has taught all over the world, including the USA, Canada, England, Sweden, Denmark, Hungary, Switzerland, Chile and more. He has won contests at the Canadian … Continue reading Jon Tigert

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Krystin Larsen

Krystin Larsen, a trained performer, brings contagious energy and joy to her dance. Her immense passion for swing era dances make her an asset to the scene. She brings this passion and energy coupled with genuine interest in her students as she encourages her students to find the same joy in this medium.

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Andrew Rozario

Andrew Rozario’s dance story started pretty late. As a child his parents never put him in dance classes (thanks a lot, dad!). During high school there was a swing dancing resurgence in the films of the 1990s and he fell in love with it, although YouTube and social media hadn’t been invented which made it … Continue reading Andrew Rozario

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Brenna Joy

Brenna has been dancing Lindy Hop in Nashville for 6 years and teaching for 2 of those years. Before she found a love for Lindy Hop she had a background in Theatre, Ballet, Tap, and Hip-hop. In the classroom Brenna makes the fundamentals easy to understand and keeps a positive learning environment for all.

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Megan Adair

Megan Adair really loves dancing and teaching dance, and her enthusiasm springs directly from the music. Since 2006, one of her main goals in the classroom is that students of any skill level get to know the music and learn how it can inform their dancing. She seeks to build joy into dancers, from triple-stepping … Continue reading Megan Adair

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Chad Wrye

Chad Wrye has been a part of the Nashville swing dance community for more than 10 years. During this time, he has participated in workshops and dance events all over the country. While his passions are Lindy Hop, Charleston, and Blues, he also enjoys Balboa and other vintage-era swing dances. In his classes, Chad likes … Continue reading Chad Wrye

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Jacob Roberts

Jacob began swing dancing two years ago after moving to Nashville. He took one drop in lesson at Jump Session and has yet to leave. Dancing has helped him open up and start making friends in and around Nashville. Jacob is familiar with a variety of swing dance styles including Lindy Hop, Balboa, St. Louis … Continue reading Jacob Roberts

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Audrey Williams

Audrey, a Nashville native, and self-proclaimed penguin-enthusiast, has been serving as secretary since October 2014. She currently works as a nanny and had a light background in ballroom dance before she started learning Lindy Hop.

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Rachel Serkownek

Rachel has been swing dancing since early 2010, and teaching Lindy Hop and Charleston in Nashville since 2014. She dances purely for joy, and as such, she brings high levels of energy and enthusiasm to both the classroom and the social floor. Rachel strives to not only help students understand the mechanics of the moves, … Continue reading Rachel Serkownek