West Coast Swing • Instructor • Writer

Austin Pranger.

Live a story worth telling.

Hi. (:

I’m Austin. I am documenting my journey through life and my progression through mastering West Coast Swing, developing a local swing community, becoming a proficient dance teacher, improving my writing, following my heart (authenticity), building courage (getting out of my comfort zone).

On this blog and on my Youtube channel you’ll find my musings on each of these topics and the documentation of my journey through each.

Top 10 Questions of 2019

Top 10 Questions of 2019

What are the most important questions in your life? Most of the time we’re always seeking ANSWERS that we don’t look at the questions we’re curious about in the first place.

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Golden Conviction – What Does “That” State Say?

Golden Conviction – What Does “That” State Say?

When you seek the possibilities, you invite the “state of gold” that is always there, but lays in wait. And that state of gold reaffirms that I’m both moving in the right direction … and also need to be more fierce in my concentration for life.

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Learning to Dance

Want to learn to dance? Ready to join a great community of friendly, inclusive, and supportive dancers?

You don’t need any prior “experience” to get started!

A “WCS Beginner Special” is available for a limited time. (:

The Westie Chronicles

Adventures and tribulations as a dancer, teacher, and community leader. Learn more about dance, Austin’s progression through dance, how you can get started, and the challenges and triumphs of creating a swing club from scratch.

Get a glimpse into the mindset, personal challenges, and projects/ambitions that I have while working towards a mastery of West Coast Swing and living a full life.

Fort Wayne Westies

The official homepage for the Fort Wayne Westies, our inclusive community of dancers eager to learn WCS among friendly peers!

The Anchor Room

Austin teaches, trains and assists at the Anchor Room Dance Studio in Ossian, IN., home to many students and dance club events.

Let’s Connect!

Next WSDC Events

Spotlight NYE


Indy Dance X


November 2018

Updraft / All In

No Small November


Beyond Dolby 180

Training: WCS, Dance, Teaching

Swing Literacy

Self Authoring Program: Future Authoring

Location Rebel

Order From Chaos



Coming Soon(ish)

Burning Man ’19


Connection Cove 2

We’re Not Really Strangers


Fort Wayne Westies

Anchor Room Dance Studio

FindA.Dance Calendar

Fort Wayne Dancesport

Westie Life? bestie life.