Darren Deicide is a dance instructor and musician that lives in the New York City metro area. Darren began dance tutelage at the esteemed Dance Manhattan under internationally renowned dance instructors, including original Lindy Hop architect, Norma Miller. Since then, his love affair has gone from a passing interest, to an obsession, and now being a dance instructor himself.
"I have always been an avid music lover. In particular, my passion for the rock n' roll tradition, from blues to jazz to rockabilly, has been insatiable. Nothing gets me more excited than watching others catch the bug! I hope you feel my contagious enthusiasm for this dance. I am ready to spark a new scene. I hope to not only pass the traditions I have learned to others, but to take the living art form of swing into new, innovative directions."
Darren has won numerous awards in dance competitions at such events as New Jersey's Lead East, Long Island's Rockabilly Rumble and Rockabilly Rave, and Boston's “Kind of a Big Deal” Weekend. He has competed in international dance competitions, including the International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington DC. He has also appeared dancing in the Emmy award winning documentary series “Secrets of New York” in an episode about the history of New York City speakeasies. Darren was the resident dance instructor for the Wit's End event in Manhattan as well as Jumpin', Jivin', and Swingin' Sundays at Roxy and Dukes Roadhouse in Dunellen, NJ. He was the vintage dance instructor for Picnic Pops in Old Westbury, Long Island. Currently, he gives private and group lessons throughout the New York tri-state area.