Freeman Bacon began working with children at his first job at Joy Burns Ice Arena at the University of Denver in 1995. After leaving for several years, he returned to mentor skaters ages 4 through adult who were new to the ice rink at the university’s Learn-to-Skate program.
Freeman’s teaching focus expanded to include dancing in the winter of 2009, when a friend showed him his first Lindy Hop step. Freeman has studied many vintage partner dances, including Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Balboa, Collegiate and St. Louis Shag, and Blues. He also samples other dance forms such as hip hop, Latin, and ballroom to add to his repertoire and to inspire his other dancing. He has performed with multiple teams, dance groups, and companies in Denver.
In the fall of 2010, Freeman brought his teaching talents to cmDance, expanding his skill set to teach pre-school age children. Freeman’s high energy level and dedication to his classrooms enables him to relate easily with those in the program and positively impact both students and teachers. Through his methods, he facilitates growth in the children’s motor skills, physical expression, and creativity.