Based out of Providence, RI, Daryl and Jennifer have been dancing Lindy Hop and Charleston together since 2002 and teaching since 2005.

Daryl has spent a considerable amount of time studying the classic footwork and movements of the original Lindy Hoppers and as a result, has an in depth and personalized understanding of the dance.  Mostly self taught, Daryl has the ability to demonstrate complex concepts and loves incorporating the history of the Jazz era dances into his teaching. He also loves to compete and sees it as an opportunity to continuously improve.  

Jennifer, who can’t keep still whenever music is playing, likes to let movement flow organically, as dictated by the feel of the music and loves any chance to be spontaneous and silly.  She has a solid understanding of how to move the body and strives to articulate those ideas to her students. Most of all, she’s big on having fun with it, which is usually quite evident when she hits the dance floor. In addition to being an active competitor and teacher, she’s also a tireless organizer, having contributed her talents to Providence Swings since its inception in 2004 and helping to organize Providence Swings' The Dirty Dozen Weekend, which happens around the end of April annually.

Daryl and Jennifer are both thrilled to be teaching at the Piedmont Swing Dance Society, and can't wait to dance with you all!

Weekend Schedule

Friday - The Guilford Grange

7:45-11:30pm: Friday Night Welcome Dance


9:30 am: Check-in/Registration
10am-11:15: Spinning is Fun: Work on making spins flow more smoothly in the dance.
11:30-12:45: Keep the Ball Rolling: Keeping the momentum going and flowing together with your partner.
12:45-2pm: LUNCH
2pm-3:15: Crossovers: Learn this challenging swingout variation.
3:30-4:45: Charleston Routine: We love Charleston!

Saturday Dance
7:30pm: Beginning Lessons
8:30-11:30pm: Dance with the Low Down Sires with Michael Gamble


9:30 am: Check-in/Registration
10am-11:15: 1920’s Style Partner Charleston: Explore the evolution of this dance we love and learn some early Charleston, pre-Lindy Hop steps.
11:30-12:45: Making Connections: Learn how changing the connection with your partner can create opportunities to add jazz steps.
12:45-2pm: LUNCH
2pm-3:15: Jacking Moves, Part 1: Practice watching a video, deciphering what's happening, and jacking moves while learning a fun sequence inspired by Frankie Manning
3:30-4:45: Jacking Moves, Part 2: Continue the fun from Part 1 while layering and adding more Frankie style

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