Mark Carpenter  | San Fransisco, CA 



Mark has been dancing for much of his life. His social dancing career started with lindy & blues in 2005 he began teaching shortly thereafter, co-founding the still-running Drop Dead Blues in San Luis Obispo, California. He has been part of the organizational staff for dozens of events (BluesQuake, BAmF) as well as a few of his own (SLOx, &ATJ).

In recent years he has dedicated his study to the emerging forms and conventions of “fusion” dance and is eager to explore and advance that movement via quality teaching throughout the world. He has taught at multiple events spanning four continents and in two languages. Coming from a non-dance background spanning theatre, music, and tech, Mark has a unique approach to dance and its instruction. His constant goal is to make the impossible easy and the easy look impossible.