Buddy Schwimmer
American dancer
Buddy Schwimmer
Buddy Schwimmer is an award-winning West Coast Swing dancer, a choreographer, and the inventor of the Nightclub Two Step. He has also been known as "The King of Swing", as well as "The Man with a Thousand Moves". He was a performer on the 1977 television variety show Dance Fever with Lynn Vogen, as well as the 1992 show "Big Band Ballroom Bash".
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Dancing with the Stars Meet The Pros: Lacey Schwimmer - TVGrapevine.com
Google News - over 5 years
Her parents are Laurie Kauffman and noted West Coast Swing dancer, Buddy Schwimmer. She is the younger sister of Benji Schwimmer, winner of the second season of So You Think You Can Dance. Although she began dancing at age 6, it wasn't until she hit
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Swing Shift - Required Elements
Google News - over 5 years
Abbott is working with champion swing dancer Buddy Schwimmer and his son, So You Think You Can Dance winner Benji Schwimmer. Last season, Abbott worked with flamenco dancer Antonio Najarro, who choreographed his short program
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Our Readers Say: Thank you from a dancing star - Redlands Daily Facts
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And congratulations to Susan Thornes and her partner Buddy Schwimmer for their fundraising skills and acquisition of the treasured mirror ball trophy! Even with the challenges of today's economy, 2011 dancer dollars, underwriting and auction proceeds
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Redlands Symphony Gala on June 4 - Highland Community News (subscription)
Google News - almost 6 years
Professional dance instructors representing Buddy Schwimmer's Dance Center and the Shake It Up Studio in Redlands are generously donating their teaching and dancing talent to support the dancers. Friends and supporters of the dancers are invited to
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Redlands: Dancing with the Stars will be highlight of Symphony Gala - InlandSoCal.com
Google News - almost 6 years
Professional dance instructors representing Buddy Schwimmer's Dance Center and the Shake It Up Studio in Redlands are donating their teaching and talent to support the dancers. Friends and supporters of the dancers are invited to vote for their
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Local dancing stars prepare for Redlands Symphony Gala - Redlands Daily Facts
Google News - almost 6 years
The dancers have begun working on their routines with professional instructors from Buddy Schwimmer's Dance Center and Shake It Up! Dance Studio. "This year's gala committee is busy collecting an amazing array of items for both the silent and live
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Buddy Schwimmer
    FIFTIES
  • 2006
    Age 56
    As of 2006, Schwimmer's son, Benji Schwimmer, who is sometimes called the "Prince of Swing" after his father, was the reigning United States Champion of West Coast Swing, and the winner on the 2006 televised competition "So You Think You Can Dance".
    More Details Hide Details Buddy also has a daughter, Lacey Schwimmer, who has won national dance championships and came in fourth in season three of So You Think You Can Dance. Lacey has danced for six seasons as one of the professionals on Dancing with the Stars. Buddy appeared in the 13th season to help Lacey's partner Chaz Bono. Buddy also taught Jared Murillo, who has won national titles with Lacey Schwimmer. Murillo trained in West Coast Swing directly with Buddy Schwimmer.
    On July 31, 2006, Schwimmer's "5-6-7-8 Dance Studio" suffered a major fire while Schwimmer was in Los Angeles watching his son, Benji, compete on the program "So You Think You Can Dance".
    More Details Hide Details The studio, which holds both private lessons and classes with from 5 to 25 students, resumed full operations in September 2006. In 2011, the studio 5-6-7-8 suffered another bout with mother nature and was forced to close. Buddy being the trooper he is found another building and built a bigger and better studio and reopened under a new name "Schwimmer's The Dance Center" with over of dance floor and 3 room for classes, the largest being approximately with the coolest ceiling fan you've ever seen. The New studio located at 1445 West Park Avenue, Redlands California 92373 held it's Grand Opening in March to over 400 visitors dancing the night away to the music of Jumpin' Jack Smith with special exhibitions by Benji Schwimmer, Torri Smith and Brennar Goree, Tom and Sossy Hyatt and many others. In 2012, Buddy purchased a campground in Arrowbear and plans to open a "non-profit" camp so that everyone can experience dance! His "Buddy Schwimmer's Resort to Dance" is currently undergoing renovations.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1965
    Age 15
    In 1965, at the age of 15, Schwimmer invented a new American partner dance, which he called "Nightclub Two Step".
    More Details Hide Details He developed this dance while practicing dance with his sister and searching for a way to dance to popular slow ballads. Schwimmer had a dance studio in Costa Mesa for 22 years, and worked out of Moreno Valley for 10 years, teaching on the road. In the mid 1990s, Schwimmer opened the "5-6-7-8 Dance Studio" in Redlands, California.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1950
    Age 0
    Born in 1950.
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