21st Year • Endicott College • Beverly • Massachusetts • USA

Anthony Chen

Anthony started dancing at age 8 when his parents pressured him into performing traditional Chinese Lion dances. In 2002 he was introduced to break dancing at a speech and debate tournament, and shortly thereafter he found his home in the local Swing community in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he quickly fell in love with Lindy Hop.  Throughout his dancing career he has trained in several other types of styles from Hip-Hop to Argentine Tango to West Coast, but most of all he enjoys drawing upon them to expand upon his technique and creativity in Lindy Hop. On the social dance floor, he is known to be playful, musical, creative, and clear—he has been named such things as a “feel good dancer” or “magical unicorn.” He holds first place titles from events such as Boston Tea Party, Montréal Swing Riot, Lone Star Championships, Lindy on the Rocks, and Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown. His teaching style focuses on energy, technique and connection theory, and his love of both leading and following has been instrumental to making the classes that he teaches both clear and intuitive.