10 - 14 Oct 2024


Dara's love of dancing started with moving to the latin rhythms growing up in the Caribbean, but he fell in love with Lindy Hop in the frozen north of Scotland, in 2009.

He fell in love again with Blues at a workshop just 6 months later. 

Dara comes from a dancing family; doing yoga at age 3 with his mum (in case you’re wondering how such a tall man can be so bendy); three of the brothers dance, teach and organize dance events around the world. Co-founder of “Crash! The Blues Festival”, Delft, and Safer Spaces point person at many events, Dáire loves to contribute in the dance community - you’ll usually find him doing something behind the scenes at every event he attends.

Dara has been teaching Lindy Hop and Blues since 2011 and lived out of a suitcase as a travelling man for 5 years; moving between scenes, teaching and DJing workshops around Europe. In 2017, he relocated to Valencia - finally back in the warm climate he enjoys - to join forces with Leigh and cook up some special sauce for some of the biggest blues events in Europe.

Class Theme: Living Traditions - Country Blues [talk] 

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