Paolo Lanna

After Dance Manhattan's closing at the end of November 2014, you will find Paolo teaching private lessons and his popular Thursday night swing classes at
YOU SHOULD BE DANCING...!! (412 8th Ave, 4th flr)
Call 212-244-0011 for information or to register - or sign up on line at

Paolo is a 20 year veteran of Swing Dance specializing in the Lindy Hop, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Charleston and The Madison. He is also well versed in the popular club style partner dances from Mambo to the Hustle. Paolo and his original partner Janice Wilson were the first Lindy Hoppers to TOUR with with Wynton Marsalis & The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and in 1998 they won the American Swing Dance Championships. They performed with shows "Swing Dance America" and "Forever Swing" The Musical Revue featuring Michael Buble. In addition, Paolo co-founded & presented The 1st Summer Jamboree Dance Camp in Italy, The Shake, Rhythm & Roll Festival in Asbury Park, and he's the creative director of the Swing Remix dance spectacular in NYC.

He coordinates dance teams The Lindy Hop All-Stars, The Rhythm Stompers, and continues to hone his skills of these classic American dances, teaching and performing throughout the world. Paolo & partner Laurentina recently performed LIVE with Ray Gelato at the Umbria Jazz festival in Perugia.

Paolo is currently the swing director at You Should Be Dancing NYC, an instructor at Westchester Ballroom NY, and a returning special guest instructor/performer at Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing.

His most noteworthy credits include: