Carla Crowen confirmed for our 2021 festival!

Carla Crowen strikes a dance pose, with one arm extended to her left.

Carla Crowen (formerly Heiney) has been teaching Lindy Hop and other forms of vintage swing dancing for over 20 years. She lays claim to some of the most prestigious competition titles including American Lindy Hop Champion, US Open Lindy Hop Champion, World Lindy Hop Champion, and International Lindy Hop Champion.

Carla has choreographed for “So You Think You Can Dance,” has traveled all over the world teaching dance, and has performed on the prestigious stages of Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

Social dancing and teaching are passions for Carla and she thinks that learning to dance is something everyone is capable of doing. She has an amazing ability to communicate movement and partnering in her teaching. She believes in having fun while learning and not taking yourself too seriously.

Carla relocated to Pennsylvania and has been creating fun, inspiring, welcoming dance events in the Central PA dance community. In 2018, she created the wonderful performance dance troupe, The SugarSnaps, who specialize in performing dances from the 1920s through the 1950s.