Augie Freeman was born in El Paso Texas where there is no swing dancing. In 2001 he joined the US military and was based in California where he discovered Lindy Hop while attending the 2003 California Balboa Championships. Instantly blown away he has been hooked on swing dancing and swing music. Since then Augie has attended Lindy and Balboa events all across the world including in Paris, London, Herring Sweden, Toulouse FR, and Edinburgh Scottland. He found his first teaching gig for Simon Selmon in 2007 at London's Rhythm Club teaching with Moe Sakan. In 2008 Augie continued his teaching at Atomic Ballroom and also teaches at Heritage Park. In 2008 Augie placed 2nd in the National Jitterbug Championships Balboa Contest with his girlfirend Delphine Laurens. He is also a member of the One2Swing Jitterbugs who are 2008 National Jitterbug Championships. Augie prides himself on teaching beginners to advanced dancers in technique, musicallity and authenticity while keep a fun and focused atmosphere. He is currently available at Atomic Ballroom for group or private lessons.