Nick Gonella first encountered swing dance at a Lindy Hop taster for a college club. Three months later, he was driving up and down the coast of California, staying on fellow dancers’ floors, trying to get as much swing in his life as possible. While Lindy was his first dance, he loves dancing and teaching Collegiate Shag whenever possible, and has recently been picking up Balboa.
Nick comes from a background of playing music (including Swing), and is enamored with understanding how music and culture shapes swing dancing, both in the past and now. He loves exploring connection in dance, both between partners and with the music.
Outside of dance, Nick works in tech and enjoys community organizing. He does not know how to rock climb.