NYC master swing dance teachers Tony Fraser and Jaime Shannon are some of the most sought after dance coaches and instructors around the globe. As a partnership they represent an extremely intricate, complex, and hyper-connected jitterbug style. As teachers they are known for bringing up dancers quickly, as well as training champion competitors.

As international swing dance instructors, Tony and Jaime teach all over the US, Canada, and Europe. As performers, they are frequently invited to share their style with such notable theater and dance organizations as Jacob's Pillow, The Group Theatre Too, Jazz Choreography Enterprises, American College Dance Festival, Lincoln Center, and the Hofstra University Department of Drama and Dance.

About Tony Fraser: Tony is a seventeen year veteran of swing dancing, competition, coaching, and teaching. He’s a best-of-breed technical instructor, a specialist in Collegiate Shag, Lindy Hop, Aerials, Tricks, and Partner Charleston. He’s been on television and stage many times, and is an ALHC and US Open champion.

About Jaime Shannon: Jaime is a classically trained dancer having earned her dance degree from Hofstra University. She has worked with several New York City based modern dance, contemporary, and jazz dance companies such as Azul Dance Theatre, Dance Cat-Alyst,  Lauren Hale Dance, HalloHallo Inc, Kelley Donovan and Dancers, and the Bronx Opera Company.

Tony and Jaime have teaching and performing together since 2010.

Aerials and tricks videos

Note on Danger from Tony : As an aerials teacher and coach since the late 90's, I always debate putting dangerous content up on the web because of new-to-aerials dummies who think they can figure it out. However, Jaime and I put this up anyway for marketing purposes as we are often asked to teach and coach aerials at advanced levels.  That said, please know this is dangerous and some of this content can kill youWhat you will not see in these quick videos is the decade long relationships we have with our spotters that we fully trust our lives with. 

PS : Videos with danger are documented on the youtube channel itself. Please read descriptions there.

SHAG Videos

Please watch and read comments directly from our shag youtube playlist. 

Lindy Hop and Charleston Videos

Please comment or share directly from our youtube channel.


Broadway World Aug 2015

BATTERY DANCE FESTIVAL Continues to Enthrall Review

Time Out NY March 2015

Listed on best swing dance classes in NYC.

NY Times12 April 2015

Featured dancers on the Travel Channel shoot at Swing 46.

NY Times

22 May 2014

Tony and Jaime are shown as they judged the competition featured in this video. They were also featured in the print edition.

Real Men Lift Women

June 27 2013

Blog Interview

Time Out New York

June 20-26 2013 issue

Page 28

Photographed by Noffar Gat

Time Out New York, 18 July 2013

Web Feature :

Photographed by Noffar Gat

The Examiner, 20 May 2013

"Jamie Shannon and Tony Fraser's “Shag Explosion” left a breathless audience to explode in applause at the non-stop number's completion."

by Joyce Hydeweb version of article


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A note to promoters and event organizers :

If interested in rates and instructions in how to book Jaime and me for your event, please email one of us for access to the promoter's page.


Kilowatts Dance Theatre is a group of professional dancers and performers who have performed at Midsummer Night's Swing, Jacob's Pillow and several other places. Stay tuned! This  year we are putting on our own full length show! 


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