Mike has been teaching since 2001 and has been dancing Lindy Hop and associated dances including Balboa, Charleston, Shag, and East Coast Swing since 2000. Over the years, Mike has traveled the United States and Europe attending workshops and competitions, honing his craft.
He currently competes in the highest Lindy Hop divisions and is frequently on the road, bringing this dance around the world. In July 2013, Mike quit his job as a Web Developer to become a professional Lindy Hop instructor and performer; attending events, teaching, and competing worldwide.
He has established himself as a leader in the Austin Lindy Hop community, teaching and serving on the Austin Swing Syndicate board of directors. He strives to create a fun and exciting environment in his classroom and at the Syndicate’s weekly dances. No matter how much technique you have, if you’re not having fun with it, there’s no point.
For a list of Mike’s accomplishments, visit www.mikeandlauralindy.com