Ben McHenry

Rising Star 2018

Ben started dancing West Coast Swing when he was 11 years old, and he very quickly fell in love with the dance. He has been teaching and spreading his love for WCS for nearly 13 years. Ben, along with his partner-in-everything Cameo Cross, have been blessed with the opportunity to share their experience and passion for WCS all over the United States, and all over the world including countries such as France, Holland, Germany, Ukraine, Russia, England, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand with many more on the horizon. Together, compete in the US Open Classic Division and on the NASDE circuit. Although Ben still actively competes, performs, and teaches, he has shifted his focus in recent years to facilitating experiences for others in the WCS community. Ben started organizing Swingtacular in 2013, and the convention has grown from 100 attendees its first year to nearly 900 attendees in its fifth year. He hopes to continue to facilitate experiences for everyone that comes in contact with our community whether through performing/inspiring, teaching, and/or organizing events.