After completing a Bachelor of Music degree at Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), Keith McEwing studied various forms of dance, including Baroque dance with Wendy Hilton and Jennifer Shennan. Becoming proficient in the Baroque dance notation system Beauchamp–Feuillet, he then studied with Roderyk Lange at the Centre for Dance Studies (Jersey Is.) in 2008 and at Fundacja Instytut Choreologii (Poznan) in 2009. Keith is a music curator at the National Library of New Zealand, and teaches Taiji Quan as well as Renaissance, Baroque, Ballroom and Latin dance. In 2008-09 he completed a Master of Arts thesis on the Baroque-dance form, the Chaconne.