West Coast Swing • Instructor • Writer
Live a story worth telling.
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).
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.read more
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.read more
It wasn’t just a single moment. My breakthrough has been a week-long breakthrough, an experiential shift in my nervous system in learning “you got this. You got you.”read more
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.
Next WSDC Events
Indy Dance X
Updraft / All In
No Small November
Beyond Dolby 180
Training: WCS, Dance, Teaching
Self Authoring Program: Future Authoring
Order From Chaos
Burning Man ’19
Connection Cove 2
We’re Not Really Strangers
Fort Wayne Westies
Anchor Room Dance Studio
Fort Wayne Dancesport