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by Eric Ginsburg

David and Jennifer Coulombe Swing dance teachers

Tae kwon do class may seem like an unlikely place to meet a future spouse, but that’s exactly what happened with Jennifer and David Coulombe. Once they were married, the couple turned to swing dancing as an inexpensive date. Now, they teach a weekly swing dance class — Coul Swing — in Winston-Salem, and have since 1998. “There’s a lot of parallels with some of the martial arts’ kicking elements and kicking elements in Lindy Hop,” David said. Jennifer, who is a corporate trainer, is classically trained in ballet and jazz. David works for GMAC Insurance, is a Tae Kwon Do instructor at Wake Forest University and an all-region volleyball player. The pair teaches swing, Lindy hop, the Charleston and jazz movement together and Jennifer teaches hip-hop and international rhythms dancing in addition to yoga, Pilates, strength training and martial arts. Together, they have taught around the world.

Learn more at www.coulswing.com or find them on Facebook

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