Carl Nelson has been a dancer since 2001 focusing on lindy hop, charleston and other traditional jazz dances from the 1920s to the 1940s. He has won numerous competitions all over the country, taught at events ranging from small local classes to large national events, and has performed for a variety of organizations and events. He has also trained in modern jazz, tap, and funk styles.
His dance style is dynamic and innovative, focusing on the natural mechanics of the body and the rhythm and mood of the music he is dancing to. As a teacher he is thorough and clear in explaining and connecting movements and concepts to students in a manner that they understand from their daily life.