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 these elements into their own dance style and
reference these dancers in their teaching in order to preserve the original dancers’
contribution to the dance floor.

They have been participants of The Balboa Experiment every year since 2010, where they
were awarded as “Honorary Fellows” and also served as Guest Mentors. Corey and Susan
have been instructors at All Balboa Weekend, Bal-ast Off, Eastern Balboa Championships
and invited to teach at other regional and national events.

They have received placements at All Balboa Weekend and are regular finalists in several
national competitions. However, they enjoy the aspect of social dancing the most.
Dances they teach are Swing, Lindy Hop & Balboa as well as general dance movement for
social functions such as weddings. Available for privates, group lessons or workshops.
No partner necessary.