Kara Martin

Kara has always loved dancing, but it wasn’t until 2003 that Kara’s groove found its anchor in swing dancing. Her love of blues followed.

She began teaching in 2005 and since then has travelled all around Australia and to New Zealand teaching and sharing her passion for Lindy Hop and blues. As a teacher, Kara’s aim is to inspire people to want to learn and develop their dancing. She is a seasoned dance traveller and her support of both national and international competitions and exchanges is as well-known as her infectious smile and dynamic dance style.

Hailing from Hobart, Kara was co-director of FootNotes Dance and founder of Hobart’s first and much loved swing exchange, Devil City Swing. 

She now calls Melbourne home and co-anchors Swing Patrol's Thursday nights at North Melbourne with the awesome Keith Hsuan. In her spare time, she can be seen scouting out local cafes and drinking coffee... lots of coffee.

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