Based out of New York City, Lainey Silver is a globetrotting jazz era dancer, performer, choreographer, DJ, and vintage fashionista. She specializes in Jazz Era dancing including lindy hop, charleston, balboa, shag, drag blues, slow dance, and solo jazz. Lainey currently teaches weekly group classes and private lessons at You Should Be Dancing! Studios in Midtown, Manhattan. She also hosts dance events such as Tuesday night balboa. Previous teaching credits include Dance Manhattan and Harlem Swings.
Lainey encourages her students to embrace the history of jazz dance while supporting the growth of modern lindy hop. She emphasizes connection to your partner, solid fundamentals, proper body mechanics, and movement inspired by the feel of the music.
Her mission: To help you find your own voice and creativity on the dance floor while building body awareness skills.
Lainey has performed in several classic New York City venues including: Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s “Midsummer Night Swing,” the Rainbow Room, and the Edison Ballroom. She’s also performed in numerous groups including: Gatsby Entertainment and The Lindy Hop All-Stars. In 2016, she was a featured principal dancer in the Danny Strong film “Rebel in the Rye.”
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