Based out of New York City, Lainey Silver is a globetrotting jazz era dancer, performer, choreographer, DJ, and vintage fashionista. She specializes in dances of the Jazz Era including lindy hop, charleston, balboa, shag, drag blues, slow dance, and vernacular solo jazz. Her love of all things old and her knack for performance began as a child movie star, acting as a Stone Age Pebbles Flintstone. After spending her childhood in a small California town, Lainey moved to NYC to attend Columbia University, graduating with an Environmental Engineering degree. Since her first rock-step in 2006, Lainey obsessively danced every day. Currently, she teaches dance as a full-time career.
She’s had the opportunity to teach worldwide and in her local scene, NYC. Lainey is a part of the You Should Be Dancing…! Studios team. She taught at Dance Manhattan for 2 years as well as at Harlem Swings! – a non-profit that instructs youths in Harlem the dances of their historical neighborhood. Lainey encourages her students to embrace the history of jazz dance while supporting the development of lindy hop in the present. She emphasizes connection to your partner, a solid base in fundamentals, proper body mechanics, and dancing as an expression of the music. Her mission is to help her students find their own voice and creative ideas.
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