Carl Linder has been teaching swing dance since 2001. He has performed and provided instruction at numerous venues for many different clients including Frankie’s Blue Room, The Barn of Barrington, Pheasant Run Resort, The Willowbrook Ballroom, Mt. Sinai Hospital, The Chicago Bulls, Wheaton College, CDW corporation, MBNA, and others. He even performed in the 2003 Chicago Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Carl comes from a martial arts background; competing for the US National Team and owning 3 Dojos himself for over 20 years. He brings this discipline and work ethic to his teaching style. Carl loves to teach, and that, combined with his martial arts and dance experience, is what makes him the well respected dance instructor he is today. Carl’s zany personality while on the teaching floor is another reason for his immense popularity. Carl has trained under the best instructors the world has to offer: Steven Mitchell and Virginie, Ryan Francois and Jenny Thomas, Sylvia Sykes, Erik and Sylvia, Eddie and Eva, Kenneth and Helena Norbelie, Peter Strom, Andrew Twiss, and more.