World class instructors and husbands, Shawn Swaithes and Anthony Ferrara-Swaithes are thrilled to share their passion for dance with the LGBTQ community once again at this year’s DC Out! Shawn is a UCWDC World Championship in the Masters Classic Division. He has coached, judged, and performed all over the globe, including at numerous IAGLCWDC events in the LGBTQ community. Shawn has won numerous top teacher awards throughout his career and was also the first UCWDC male teacher of the year, an award that he also won again at the 2017 UCWDC World Championships. Shawn co-directs the annual Orange Blossom Dance Festival competition, in Orlando Florida. Shawn’s background in training and development, give him a unique approach to teaching dance. Anthony is the current 2017 UCDWC World Champion Pro/Pro-II in two Diamond Divisions. In his 8-year dance career he has won a total of 6 World Titles along with a UCWDC World Record for Top Male Student in 2015. Anthony has worked as a fitness/aerobic teacher. (He’s also a licensed general aviation pilot, ordained minister, licensed insurance and travel agent!!!)
Shawn and Anthony, together and separately, teach social, competitive, private one-on-one students and weekly group lessons. They live together in Orlando with their two animals Veka (German Short Hair Mix) and Cairo (Bengal cat). When not teaching dance, they enjoy quality time at home and running amuck in Florida’s amusement parks. They are very excited to be invited to DCOut 2017 to share their love of dance with the LGBTQ community.