From day one, Dave's passion for Lindy hop has been cultivated by traveling all over the Midwest and across the country learning from the best instructors the international scene has to offer. Dave started teaching for his hometown scene Naptown Stomp in 2013, and currently can be found teaching and organizing for the St. Louis Jitterbugs. In and out of the classroom he loves to explore where and when momentum can be created in the dance and how partners can capitalize on it.

Dave is also a big fan and promoter of St. Louis Shag and is considered to be one of the strongest shag dancers in the Midwest. You may have seen him in shag competitions and performances at events like The Nevermore Jazz Ball, Lindy Focus, and more. Ask him to dance wherever you find him!