David Madison discovered partnered dance through Lindy Hop back in 1996
and then found Blues in 1998, and pursued it seriously after dancing at
the Austin Lindy Exchange in 2001.
Soon after, he became instrumental in the origins of the contemporary Blues
house party which eventually led to our formal Blues Scene. He helped
, the world's
first and largest Lindy house Blues event, which then inspired blues
parties across the West Coast and the states, eventually turning into
the Blues dance scene as we know it today.
As the Blues scene became formalized, David became one of the first
teachers in the scene and was instrumental in helping shape Blues Dancing
as an art form. He now travels around the world helping Blues scenes
grow as well as introducing Blues Dancing to new scenes.
His workshops have created quite a following for his teaching
and have been received with much positive
One of his big passions in the dance is to introduce and
spread Blues across the world,
he's introduced Blues to dance scenes such as
Zürich, Cambridge, Tel Aviv, Toulouse, Munich, Malaysia, Taipei,
Thessaloniki, Budapest, Tokyo, Oslo, and the list goes
on and on. Dave has taught Blues to more countries than anyone
in the world, a vast majority of the first Blues scenes in Europe and
Asia began with a workshop from Dave who has been helping the world
Blues scene develop over the past many years.
Otherwise he can generally be found dancing and teaching Blues and
Lindy around the globe and helping evolve a powerful Blues scene when
he's back at his dancing home base in San Francisco.