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I can answer questions on American Ballroom dancing, including EAST COAST, West Coast Swing, American Tango, Waltz, Foxtrot:( 5 STYLES), Cha Cha, Rumba, salsa, merengue, Charleston, lindy charleston, 2 Step C/W, Blues swing, , single, double, triple and combo swing, be bop, rock, and Mambo. Swing- especialy 50'S rock and swing, is my specialty. I cover MOST basic beginner type questions on steps, style,LEADING, etc. I slso take some FAQs on the borders of martial arts and dance. I do not try to answer questions about international, competition, gold level or folk styles or advanced dancing or argentine tango,punks, hip hop, break dancing,or any dancing beyond 24 months of dance training, Thank you.

Experience in the area

I have been teaching ballroom dance since 1958, over 50 years. I atarted at Arthur Murrays dance studios. I teach at Intel to the employees at lunch hour. I teach at the Shelton Elks and Briggs YMCA

Organizations

YMCA, Dance club of Olympia, love to dance club, Te -Ken- Jutsu Kai, literally hand-fist, arts club. Bahai Faith, NORTH west Fruit and berry growers assoc.

Education/Credentials

I got a 2 year degree at Los angeles city college, and 2 years study at LA state university. majoring in Psychology, and sociology.

Past/Present Clients

Thousands of students in Minnesota, Los Angeles, and now Washington State, usually give me standing applause after my classes in basic ballroom dance. I have helped teens and adults all over the world.I teach and dance host on cruise ships like NORWEGIAN STAR TO ACAPULCO, , CARNIVAL SPIRIT AND CELEBRITY INFINITY TO ALASKA. Students come to me from Canada, Mexico, and all over the USA. They go on waiting lists. I teach atYMCA, dance clubs, private homes, country clubs, retirement centers, hospitals, re unions, Government offices, corporations, factories, churches, to workers and staff during lunch breaks. I do dance host, dj and parties. To find out more, ask me about my classes. TRY MY NEW 2010 WEBSITE AT www.olympiadancelessons.com, Or google me. at dance olympia or swing olympia.

What do you like about this subject?

I have helped with many weddings and many beginners, and history and tech Q. I teach sensual, sexy, and dirty dancing styles.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

I continue to innovate, and teach steps I have choreographed. It makes me happy to see my students look good and do well. It complements my martial arts( Black Belts in Kenpo, Karate, Kung Fu). I am going to teach for another 20 years and then retire in 2030.

Something interesting about this subject that others may not know:

I know over 120 steps in Swing. I only take on students I like. I have had over 34 couples marry after meeting each other in class or after taking my classes.

Something controversial or provocative about this subject

I have taught dirty dancing for years. I have enriched many marriages and relationships. Ex- students often come up to me and thank me for changing their lives. Students call me a master instructor. I have a very strong lead. Usuallly females at a dance ask me to dance. I am frequenty hired to be an escort, body guard or dance partner.

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Recent Answers from David Lynch

2013-09-22 What are some good sites for dance videos?:

Good Day mate:   I usually just use my search engines and type in dance , dance videos, free dance videos, dance classes, how to dance,  and special videos like swing videos, rock videos u tube dances

2012-02-22 West Coast Swing Basic Step:

Ann:      This clunky step is also called the sugar push or push break. search these words?  You are right is different and not flowing.       With strong leads of pulling then pushing by lead, and proper

2011-09-20 Hyattsville Armory dances in the 1940:

Gene:  sorry I cannot help you much because i do not know which state hyattsville is in there are several that I know of.   I would try to google penn ave and hyattsville and get info on distance that

2010-08-06 Modern Swing Music for dancing?:

Adele:       You have great english language skills.        Your question is very challenging because music likes and tastes are so subjective, and individual.  I do not know what songs you like, or your

2010-05-17 dance:

Paul:    great choice. I do not know how fast you learn, but from easy to hard, here's 5 choices.     I suggest:  1.   foxtrot- easy walking dance -mellow, slow slow quick quick, L shape pattern -end with

 

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