NYC master shaggers Tony Fraser and Jaime Shannon are some of the most sought after shag teachers around the globe. In 2010 when after just six weeks weeks of partnering, (and only six weeks of Jaime doing any partner dancing at all) they placed a solid third in the prestigious Hot Rhythm Holiday’s shag division in Austin Texas. Five and a half months later they became international champions. Ever since, they’ve worked tirelessly to advance their practice, their students, the shag community, and the dance itself.
Teaching out of Dance Manhattan in NYC, Tony Fraser is a 17 year veteran of swing dancing, competition, coaching and teaching. He’s a best of breed technical instructor having taught workshops in shag, aerials, partner charleston and lindy all over world. He’s been on television many times and is an ALHC and US Open champion.
Jaime Shannon acquired her B.A. in dance from Hofstra University in 2006. Since then, she has established her professional modern dance career by performing throughout the northeast and Colorado with such companies as Lauren Hale Dance, HalloHallo, Dance Cat-Alyst, Kelley Donovan and Dancers, and the Bronx Opera Company. As a swing dancer, Jaime is an assistant instructor at Dance Manhattan, one of the most well known shag follows around the globe, and a master coach in partnering technique across all styles of swing dancing.