Brady Stanton started dancing Modern Jive in January 2005. He has since studied Ballroom (including Latin), Cecchetti Classical Ballet (with Susan Clisby) and Swing, especially West Coast Swing, intensively under various instructors and coaches, including “The First Lady of Swing” Skippy Blair and Golden State Dance Teachers Association (GSDTA) Specialists. Brady now specialises in West Coast Swing, but he enjoys every opportunity to develop his Dance ability and understanding, in various Dance disciplines.
In February 2007, Brady (aged 18) established Modern Partner Dancing (Adelaide) with his former Business Partner Katie Dixon. Modern Partner Dancing (Adelaide) was a specialist Dance studio teaching casual classes and workshops in Modern Jive. Brady’s Third Foot (Adelaide) superceded Modern Partner Dancing (Adelaide) later that year.
In 2009, Brady attended conventions, “Intensives” and private lessons with the world’s best West Coast Swing dancers, performers, competitors, choreographers, instructors/coaches and adjudicators, in the U.S.A. He lived and worked with Skippy Blair for over 7 weeks, traveled with West Coast Swing Champions Christopher Hussey and Katrina Branson for over 6 weeks, met “The Queen of Swing” Norma Miller and danced with Carolina Shag (Dance) Legend Ellen Taylor. He completed specialist instructor and adjudicator training in West Coast Swing, other Social Dances, and teaching children, and passed with high distinction both the Preliminary and Registered (highest) Golden State Dance Teachers Association Teachers Exams.
Aged 21, Brady was Australia’s highest-awarded resident West Coast Swing competitor and highest qualified resident West Coast Swing instructor. He remains the most sought after West Coast Swing professional in Australasia.
Brady is a Member of the International Dance Council CID – UNESCO (“The United Nations of Dance”) and a Golden State Dance Teachers Association (GSDTA) Board Member and Liaison Officer – Australia. He is also an Advanced West Coast Swing Competitor (World Swing Dance Council Competitor ID #7020).