Bethany Powell

Bethany Powell

Stefan Durham and Bethany Powell first started swing dancing together in 2001, and have never since regretted it. Attracted by the aliveness and improvisational nature of swing—especially the original swing dance, known as "Lindy Hop"--they eventually became involved in the “scene,” both local and national, gaining skill as social dancers, choreographers, and performers. Over their 15 year dance career Stefan and Bethany have been invited to teach and perform at such events as the International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington, DC, Lindyfest in Houston, TX, Camp Jitterbug in Seattle, WA, the Frankie Manning Birthday Celebration in New York, NY, and Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden. They love how swing dancing brings people together to play with one another. They love seeing students reconnect to the joy of using their bodies in a creative, improvised, cooperative endeavor.  They love how swing dancing offers challenges and rewards both for total beginners and for veteran dancers alike. And they love how it feels to be in a room filled with people enjoying dancing to great music!