Biography

Photo by Billy Richardson

Beginning in 1998, Abigail Browning fell in love with the grace and athleticism of swing dancing, and has pursued the art and history of Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Charleston ever since. As she teaches, Abigail fosters creativity and musicality for leads and follows through technique, and emphasizes body control through isolation, repetition, and balance while having fun and learning the historical backstory of the dance.

In addition to teaching, Abigail opened Vintage Rhythm Dance Studio in Nashville, TN in 2006 where she organized events through 2008. As part of the Washington, DC Lindy Exchange Board, she helped build one of the most exciting celebrations in 2011 with the 10th anniversary, featuring a full sold-out orchestra battle in the beautiful Glen Echo Ballroom.  Similarly, Ms. Browning has worked with ILHC (the International Lindy Hop Championships) as their Marketing Director, developing strategies to help produce a sell-out crowd of 700+ participants in 2011.

As well as teaching and organizing, Abigail is a passionate DJ, having spun at weekly dances and at national events. She has since taught and DJed in Washington, DC at The Jam Cellar, and now lives and teaches locally in North Carolina.

Ms. Browning loves performing and has co-founded two all-female troupes; her former DC Cherry Blossoms (while she lived in Washington, DC) and The Carolina Fascinators (based in Raleigh/Durham, NC).

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