Dave Connell

After dabbling in ballroom and salsa (not to mention break-dancing many, many years ago!), Dave began swing dancing in 2000, and has been hooked ever since.  Social dancing, and making the dance “pop” are where Dave’s main interests lie, as well as grounding everything with solid technique and building a great dance vocabulary. And then when the tempo climbs – it’s time to bal!

Dave and Shan are a husband and wife team who have been teaching swing together since 2003 in Hobart, Australia. They are co directors of TasSwing and currently anchor the Hobart Hoppers class.

Dave and Shan have been invited to teach for schools such as Swing Patrol, Empire Swing, Swing Beijing and Swing Shanghai, and at prestigious events such as the Melbourne Swing Festival and Swing Camp Oz. Dave and Shan regularly choreograph routines for Hobart’s performance troupe, Lindy Mob as well as being active performers themselves.

Dave and Shan are known for bringing a level of enthusiasm and fun to their classes, as well as paying attention to the finer details of the dance, with a focus on technique and movement.

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