In Honor of Jack Carey

//In Honor of Jack Carey

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…

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About the Author:

Shani Brown discovered swing dancing in the late 90s as she eased out of gymnastics into a new physical activity. When she moved to Orange County in 2000, she discovered a whole new world of Balboa and Lindyhop - and she's been obsessed ever since! When she's not hitchhiking to dance events across the country, she's probably got her nose in a book...And when she's not dancing, she's probably talking about dancing or watching dancing and being a typical dance-geek.