Bruce Elder

Bruce Elder Swing Dance teacherBruce’s dancing career began in 1990, when he attended 1950’s Rock n Roll dance classes. Bruce quickly embraced the dancing, and was soon discovered by his teacher as a natural.

In 1992, Bruce was introduced to an original Swing Dancer Lee Neilsen. Lee who was 72, at this stage, was one of Australia’s most famous Swing Dancers, from the 40’s and 50’s. She was wanting to pass on the dance styles of Jitterbug and Lindyhop to Sydney Dancers, so these dance styles would not be lost. This introduced Bruce to the world of Swing Dancing.

Bruce has competed in numerous Dance Competitions all over Australia nd won numerous Titles including State, National and Australasian Titles in both 40’s Swing and 50’s Rock n Roll Dance Styles. He is also a seasoned performer and has appeared in music clips, TV Commercials including Foxtel IQ, TV Shows such as Disney, Mornings with Kerri-Ann, and Australian Idol, Magazines such as Marie Clare and Musical Opennings such as Shout and Leader of the Pack in NSW and VIC.

Bruce has been a Dance Teacher since 1992, and studio principal since 2000.  He has also trained in England, Germany and USA. He has taught many workshops across Australia, and has organized and brought the Worlds Best Swing Dance Teachers to Australia, and his students. He has been a founder and driving force within the Sydney/Australian Swing Dancing scene, and is also a Co-Founder and Head Judge of the Australian Swing Dance Championships. He is also the co-founder and organizer of the Sydney Lindy Exchange, Sydney’s longest running Swing Dance Festival.

Bruces passion is sharing the love of these fun and energetic dances from the 40’s/50’s era’s, and loves the fashion and culture of the era’s.

Teaching someone to dance is one of the most rewarding experiences, and seeing them making new friends and getting fit at the same time always brings a smile to his face.