Deb Tindle

Deb Tindle

President

Deb Tindle has been dancing swing since 2006, with a few breaks here and there. She loves the social aspect of the dance scene and enjoys helping make the party happen! In addition to swing, Deb dances Argentine Tango, Salsa and ballroom. But Swing is her main love. When not dancing, Deb is an Occupational Therapist who specializes in therapeutic bodywork and the treatment of chronic pain.

Caitlin McTaggart

Caitlin McTaggart

Vice President

In early 2017, Caitlin began her swing dancing journey after a friend told her about a place where “people dance like you dress.” She basically hasn’t left the Fed since she arrived. Her involvement and service within the swing scene includes being the hospitality coordinator for the two major local weekend dance events—Austin Lindy Exchange and Hot Rhythm Holiday. She also worked along side Deb assisting and leading many Syndicate sponsored events.

When she’s not dancing or baking large amounts of food, Caitlin lives a nocturnal life as an ICU nurse. She advocates for community, long-term planning, coffee, and polka dots.

#vivalashag

Simon Cruanes

Simon Cruanes

Treasurer

Simon Cruanes is a french, computer scientist, and now Lindy and Collegiate Shag dancer. He moved to Austin in January 2018 to work in a startup; to relax after work Simon took up dancing. He has also found the Fed to be a great place to make new friends, “the syndicate is very open and welcoming to beginners. I see it as a friendly place for casual dancers, a Petri dish of more advanced dancers, and an inclusive social club.” He is excited to now act as the treasurer for this fantastic organization! Simon says “Dance!”

Daniel Young

Daniel Young

Secretary

Daniel Young has been dancing since early 2017 and volunteering as a Syndicate Shift Lead for nearly a year. Currently a second-year undergraduate student at The University of Texas at Austin, Daniel is well-involved in the Swing dancing community by taking part as a teaching assistant for the Texas Swing Dance Society on campus, captain of the club’s performance team, and aiding host ALX. He enjoys Lindy-Hop most for its eccentricity and expressive nature, working constantly to improve his own dancing.

Other than dance, Daniel is an avid pianist, physicist, chemist, and mathematician. Enthusiastic to learn about the universe and everything within it, he triple-steps slowly, yet boldly, to the future.

Nick Williams

Nick Williams

At Large / Equipment Coordinator

Nick Williams has been an active member of the Austin swing dance scene for several years. He’s thrilled
with the fantastic collection of local jazz music and top-notch community his home town has to offer and wants to keep this core running strong for all to discover and be a part of. Nick has a background in music, sound, live events, and communication and is glad to have found a place in the community to do what he loves. He’s ready for another great year at the Austin Swing Syndicate — and as always, ready for some great swing dancing.

Ale Mier

Ale Mier

At Large

The Fed has become Ale’s 2nd home and is something she deeply cherishes. Ale joined the board to help serve her dance family and to help integrate new dancers after volunteering for the last six months. Although only dancing for a year and a half, she is already a masterful and playful dancer, inspiring and showing others what they too can achieve. Join her on the dance floor!

Alex Barr

Alex Barr

At Large

Alex started swing dancing in 2016 at the Fed after recollecting the fun he had doing ballroom at UT (including east cost swing). Outside of dancing, his free time is spent eating desserts and then trying to work them off. Beyond that, he prostitutes himself as an engineer but is really a physicist. Hey ya gotta do what ya gotta do!