Dee Daniels Locke

Performer and Instructor

 

Meet Dee

Dee started Swing Dancing at the age of four with her Dad in the basement, wearing her Mom’s heels and her favorite plaid skirt. With a hiatus into hip-hop during her school years, she was called back to Lindy Hop, becoming an influential member of the Minneapolis scene, where you can find her teaching at Uptown Swing. 

Dee has taught, performed, and choreographed nationally and internationally. She specializes in vintage jazz, Charleston, and Lindy Hop.   

Dee loves feeling free on the dance floor. She advocates for self-expression and individual creativity as the spirit of solo jazz and Lindy Hop. She loves Lindy Hop's particular way of encouraging collaboration between music and partner, priding herself on making each dance unique to the musical experience and partner.

Gallery

 

My Offerings

Solo Jazz

Charleston

&

Ragtime Era Dances

LindyHop

Performances

&

Master of Ceremonies

Teaching

Pedagogy

Where I'll Be

 

Upcoming  Travels - 22/23

As of now, I am traveling, but am also available for classes on zoom.

September: 

9/2 - 6: Camp Hollywood, Hollywood, CA

9/16 - 19: Lindy on the Rocks, Denver, CO

9/24 - 26: Dee and Christian Weekend, Chicago, IL

October:

10/18 - 21: The Old School, Madrid, Spain

November:

December:

12/26 - 1/2: Lindy Focus, Asheville, NC

                   

       

In Minneapolis

 

Request more information:

  • Workshop Instruction

  • Private and Group Lessons

  • Residencies

  • Performances

Contact Dee

PHOTOS CREDITS: BEN HEJKAL, JERRY ALMONTE, RYAN SWIFT, SUSANN KLAUCK

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