ADAM SPEEN & ABIGAIL BROWNING

Adam Speen strives to provide a unique perspective combining classic swing dance technique with a modern ideology. Partnership and playfulness are the focus for Adam on the dance floor, creating a “yes and” environment for his partners and himself. He brings the same positive environment to the classroom where conditioning drills, visual media, and demonstrations by students are commonplace. Adam loves having the opportunity to travel and teach so many amazing students but you will find him his happiest on the social dance floor. When not dancing, Adam works as a Toxicologist at UNC Chapel Hill.


Abigail Browning fell in love with the grace and athleticism of swing dancing, and has pursued the art and history of Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston ever since. With an upbringing in classical piano, she dances to express the intricacies and joy of jazz as an art form. A poet with an MFA in Creative Writing, Abigail enjoys using metaphors as she teaches. She fosters creativity and musicality for follows and leads through technique, and emphasizes body control through isolation, repetition, and balance while having fun and understanding the historical background of the dance. As well as teaching and organizing, Abigail is a passionate DJ, having spun at weekly dances and at national events from Lindy Focus in Asheville, North Carolina to Herrang Dance Camp in Sweden. She has since taught and DJed in Washington, DC at The Jam Cellar, and now lives and teaches locally in North Carolina.