We have tragically lost an amazing swing dancer and larger than life personality, Jack Carey. For anyone in balboa, lindy, or west coast swing, Jack was a pioneer, a cornerstone of national competitions, and renowned for giving a name to “Jack n Jill” competitions. Jack leaves behind his wife, Annie Hirsch, and a family of dancers who loved and will miss him greatly.

Remembering Jack

Living it Up (1954)

Dean Collins Lindy Hoppers (1983)

WCS Jam (1987)

San Diego Swing Jam (1989)

PBDA Legends of Swing (2011)

Swing! The Documentary – Interview with Jack Carey and Annie Hirsch

Good Bye Jack. I hope you’re enjoying a dance at the great ballroom in the sky…