Shane McCarthy


Shane McCarthy, owner of the Swing It! Dance School, is also an internationally published author, DJ, 2006 Australian Hellzapoppin Champion and the first international Lindy Hop teacher to come out of Perth.

Apart from teaching weekly in Perth, Shane also teaches internationally in places such as Japan, Canada, Sweden, Germany, the US and the UK. In 2008 Shane was invited to teach at the Herrang Dance Camp (Sweden) the world’s #1 international Swing dancing camp, making him the first Australian ever to be invited to teach there.  Since then Shane taught there for another seven years and loved every minute of it.

Even though teaching overseas is an absolute thrill, building and supporting the local Swing community in Perth is where his heart is at.