Hubert Leon Raper

Mr. Raper started dancing in 1966. In the late 1960s and the 1970s he became heavily involved in swing dance. He studied and learned fast forms of swing dancing such as Flying Lindy from Dean Collins, Kenny Wetzel, Maxie Dorf, Willie Desatoff, Bart Bartolo, Jack Pina and many other great dancers who were in many movies. He danced in over 400 swing dance contests, including the 1973 World Swing Dance Championships at the Palladium in Hollywood, CA. He also taught many forms of dancing for many years for dance clubs, classes and private lessons.

Leon Raper & Colleen Johnson Dancing
1973 San Diego Swing Dance Festival
1972 West Coast Swing Dance Festival



In 1995, Raper was one of the early web site developers on the internet related to swing dancing. Prior to the internet (1970's to 1995) He U.S. mailed dance information to over 500 dancers throughout the U.S. His first domain names on the internet were: (1995), (1995), (1996) and (1998). This allowed him to provide swing dance information throughout the world. He now has many more internet web sites providing dance information. was removed from him in February 2001 without notification by the domain registrar.

Dance Instructor

Over many years as a dance instructor Raper danced and taught West Coast Swing, Lindy Hop, East Coast Swing, Hustle, Flying Lindy, St. Louis Shag, Balboa, and advanced competition material such as aerials, lifts and drops. He also taught Waltz, Foxtrot and Country/Western 2-Step, Half-Time, Pony, Chocolate City, Line Dances (Electric Slide,etc) Shuffles, etc. In addition, he taught Latin Dances like Salsa, Cha Cha, Rumba, Samba, Tango. Also, other fun things like Macarena. Later in life he studied International Standard Ballroom Dancing for over 10 years. Mr. Raper retired from teaching dance in 2012.


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