May 27th weekend
With over 30 world championship wins, Ben began swing dancing at the age of 12. He began teaching in 2003, and now travels all over California, as well as nationally and internationally, to teach, compete, judge, and perform.
Both a Champion Lindy Hopper and a Champion West Coast Swing Dancer; he is a 2 time World Swing Dance Champion, three time U.S. Open Swing Dance Champion, Spirit of Lindy Hop award winner, a California Swing Dance Hall of Fame nominee, and a featured dancer in the movie Love N’ Dancing. His current goal is to continue to improve his dancing in both Lindy Hop and West Coast Swing, while also expanding his horizons into other dance forms.
Some of Ben's recent accomplishments include: 1st place - 2006 US Open Swing Dance Championships, Showcase Division 1st place - 2007 National Jitterbug Championships, Pro Lindy Division 1st place - 2007 World Swing Dance Championships, Invitational Crossover Jack and Jill 1st Place - 2007 Bridgetown Swing, Champions Jack and Jill 1st Place - 2008 Swingdiego, Champion Strictly Swing.