Marcus Coker has been dancing since 1999 when a group of friends invited him to a swing dance class. He began teaching two years later, and opened his own studio, Momentum Dance Concepts, in 2005. It is his desire to convey his passion for Lindy Hop, ballroom, and all types of social dancing to his students while teaching solid technique, strong basics, and unique patterns.
While Marcus is known to teach throughout the local community and choreograph routines for many organizations, his strongest attention is on those who take lessons on a weekly basis.
His personal belief is that dance offers much more to people than steps and patterns; he believes it is a way to enhance confidence, relationships, personal health and self-expression.
In 2009, Marcus and his friends started Southern Fried Swing, the area's first annual Lindy Hop convention, as a way to give back to the community and grow the Lindy Hop scene. At last year's event, Marcus and Janie performed Charleston with the Chick-Fil-A cow.
In his spare time, Marcus is a freelance writer and photographer for @Urban Magazine.
Unless otherwise noted, Marcus instructs all of the classes offered by Momentum Dance Concepts, including, but not limited to, swing, ballroom, salsa, lindy hop, charleston, and other partner-style dances.