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Who is Jason Warner?
Suburban Swing is organized by Jason and Crystal Warner and has been running since April 2000, and has proven to be a respected, successful swing event, supported by the community. Suburban Swing is now owned and operated by Jitterbug Dance & Floors since 2015.
Jason started swing dancing in 1997 and has been teaching around the Fraser Valley since 1998. In 2000 Jason suffered from a severe motor cycle accident that hindered his dancing ability. He quickly fought his way back to the dance floor and after a year and a half, is back teaching and enjoying dancing at Suburban Swing. His main activity has become to co-organize Suburban Swing events and to teach and DJ on the Sunday night dances.
In the past few years, Jason has been continuously extending his abilities by attending various workshops from LA to Vancouver. Some of the best instructors in North America provided training such as:
- Eric and Sylvia Robison: Creators of the term "Hollywood Style" Lindy Hop. 2003
- Min and Korinna: Camp Hollywood Shag title holders.
- Jonathan & Sylvia
- Joel & Valerie
- Tip and Holly: Swing Summit 2003
- Tanya & Sean: Swing Summit 2003 /2005
- Doug & Debbie: Swing Summit 2004/2006
- Marcus & Bärbl: Swing Summit 2004
- Eric & Sylvia: Swing Summit 2005
- Ben & Sherri: Swing Summit 2006
- Mike Faltesek: Swing Summit 2006
- Hasse & Marie: Swing Summit 2006
- Kerry Ward Swing Summit 2006
- Nathalie Gomes Swing Summit 2006
- Andy& Nina Swing Summit 2006
- Peter Flahiff & Jen Greer 2007 - 2017
- Myles & Tessa 2007
- Mikey Pedroza and Nina Gilkenson 2016/2018
- Kim & David 2017
- Stephen Sayer& Chandrae Roettig 2016/2017
Jason has been actively involved with the movie entertainment industry in the past few years. He has been involved in the following:
- Adoptive Families Association of BC - Dancer Entertainer / Treena Innes / Director of Development
- Robson Arms - Special Skills / Vancouver
- Smallville - Technical Advisor / James Marshall / Director / Smallville
- Whistler Street Entertainer - Swing Dancer / Shannon Hendry Coordinator, Festivals Experience, Tourism Whistler
- Five People You Meet in Heaven - Dance Caster / Swing Dancer Lloyd Kramer / Five People Prod / ABC
- Reefer Madness - Swing Dancer / Andy Fickman / Reefer Prod / Showcase
- A Screwball Homicide - Swing Dancer / Dennis Dugan / Pico Productions / Pilot
- Michael Bublé - Dancer Caster / Swing Dancer Vogue / Coquitlam Casino
Jason and Crystal have taught and performed all over the Lower Mainland, from theatre to special events. Jason and Crystal have focused there energy on providing the best dance experience available in Western Canada.