SWING FLING - SUPERSTAR STAFF!

WEST COAST SWING
Robert & Nicola Royston
Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham Munroe
Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay
Kris Swearingen & Rebecca Ludwick

Jason & Annmarie Marker
Sean McKeever & Courtney Adair
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal
Dean & Dawn Garrish

Matthew Smith & Kay Newhouse

 John Lindo,
Deborah Székely
Debbie Ramsey-Boz
Arjay Centeno, Kellese Key
Robin Smith, Gary Jobst
Benji Schwimmer, Debbie Tuttle
Lori Rousar, Lara Deni, Doug Rousar

HUSTLE
Stephanie Risser, Erica Smith
Joyce Szili, Kim Vanaman, Brian Gallagher
Tybaldt & Hazel Ulrich, Donna Boyle
More to be announced soon!


DJs
 
Louis St. George,  Victor Loveira
Anthony DeRosa, Katie Fallon
 
Joyce Szili & Donna Boyle

YOGA FOR DANCERS
Dana Simonetti

TECHNICAL AWESOMNESS
Tim Johnson & Becky Larson (broadcasting & video)
Christienne Palmeiri (data management)
The Dance Jam Productions Team
Dave Moldover (executive director)

Robert & Nicola Royston (NY) Robert is one of the most successful competitive dancers in Country and Swing, winning many World and US Open titles. He is also a member of the UCWDC Hall of Fame. Together, Robert and Nicola have won multiple Showcase Swing Championships, Division 1 Country Grand Championships, and Cabaret titles. They hold multiple strictly swing and jack & Jill titles, and are Top 5 NASDE finishers. They have performed on numerous NYC Stages and on television shows, have choreographed for artists like Kellie Pickler, Sugarland, Taylor Swift, and for films such as “Love N’ Dancing.” As internationally recognized judges and teachers, the pair travels, teaching, judging and performing their exciting choreography year-round.  www.roroproductions.com/
Myles Munroe and Tessa Cunningham Munroe (Canada) have been partnered together since 2002. As Canada’s undisputed top west coast swing couple, they combine natural athleticism and innate understanding of movement as they travel the globe to teach, judge, and perform. Myles Munroe grew up around dancing and has extensive experience in jazz, ballet, hip-hop, musical theatre, martial arts, country, latin, ballroom, and swing. Tessa has tremendous knowledge of human kinesthetics and teaching, as she holds a bachelors degree for each of these specialties. She has been teaching and coaching movement for over 20 years. Paired, Miles and Tessa are constantly evolving their dancing, and are revered worldwide for their unique brand of west coast swing. http://www.canadianswingchampions.com/
Sean McKeever & Courtney Adair (CA) are one of the most exciting partnerships in West Coast Swing. Since the beginning of their relationship (in dance and in love) five years ago they have taught throughout the United States, Europe, Canada and Asia. With diversified training in hip hop and modern dance, their individual movement and musicality push the elements of modern swing. Known for their love of social dancing, enthusiastic workshops and entertaining performances, they continue to inspire wherever they go. www.seanandcourtneywcs.com
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins (MD) Gregory and Lemery have over 30 years dancing experience combined, including Country, Ballroom and Salsa. They have been focusing on competing in West Coast Swing together since 2009. They are the 2012 and 2013 NASDE Tour winners. They also placed 3rd at the 2013 US Open in the Showcase Division.  They are a unique couple who are excited to continue to share their art and knowledge with the dance world.
Kris Swearingen & Rebecca Ludwick dancing together in the winter of 2011, debuting their first routine at The Chicago Classic. Since then they have placed top 5 in the Classic division at numerous NASDE (National Association of Swing Dance Events) events along with a number of Jack n' Jill and Strictly titles. Rebecca combines her decades of ballet experience with Kris's hip hop inspired movement to create a style of West Coast Swing that has been described as "a beautiful combination of power and grace". When instructing they unite Kris's years of experience as a school teacher and Rebecca's extensive knowledge of dance to produce an atmosphere that is both extremely educational and thoroughly enjoyable. While understanding that people learn to dance for many different reasons, they ultimately strive to inspire dancers to have fun on the floor. http://www.krswing.com
Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay (FL) are renowned worldwide for their precision, variety, and teaching methods within West Coast Swing. Since 2011, they have taken the circuit by storm with their Classic routines and are re-defining the learning process of the dance world. They will lead you through energetic dances while sharing their advice on all things dance.
Hugo and Stacy reside in sunny Clearwater, Florida and travel as competitors, judges, and choreographers for numerous events in different dance styles. Both continue to share their passion for dance and enjoy working with all levels of experiences. They work with top professionals in many different dance styles distinctly furthering their education and experience. Their philosophy is to introduce and foster fresh, comprehensive dance knowledge for their students by giving more of themselves within every experience.
Jason & Annmarie Marker (MI) share a love for teaching, competing, judging and performing across the country. They both adore West Coast Swing, and are passionate about sharing the love of the dance with others. Annmarie has placed top 3 on the NASDE J&J Tour more than once and is known for her creative dance style. Jason is known for his smooth precision and took 4th place at the 2007 US Open. Together they form a dynamic partnership on the dance floor and offer a true balance of technical and creative instruction for leaders and followers of all levels. www.dance-n-groove.com
Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal  Markus is an accomplished and award winning dance competitor, choreographer and instructor. He has been featured on Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance”, BET’s “106 and Park” program, and the movie Love N’ Dancing. He was a co-host of DC DANCING TEENS, a youth hand dance show that has been seen on Globaldancetv and shown on DCTV channel 95 in Washington DC. Trendlyon Veal is a dance instructor, choreographer, and competitor with over seven years of competition and teaching experience. Most rece has placed first in a number of Jack and Jill, Pro Am and Strictly Swing competitions. Markus and Trendlyon are both Tri State Connection Champions. Together they travel across the United States and internationally teaching, competing, judging, and performing at National Swing Dance events, in addition to volunteer and community outreach. They both routinely place among the top 5 in professional competitive divisions and as performers, their entertainment value is unmatched. www.facebook.com/pages/StuckOnSwing
Deborah Székely (TX) is a member of the Dallas D.A.N.C.E. Hall of Fame and a five-time US Open Swing Dance Champion with over 25 years of performance and teaching experience. Deborah brings a phenomenal style and presence to social and competitive west coast swing. Her natural creative talents and years of technical training in ballet, jazz, tap, and swing dancing make her a remarkable instructor. Both in private and classroom environment, she is an effective, brilliant instructor. Continually, she places at or near the tops of invitational jack and jill and strictly swing categories. Deborah travels about 40 weekends each year sharing her knowledge of dance.www.szekelydance.com/
Benji Schwimmer (DC) Benji Schwimmer recognized  for his versatility in mixing the arts of solo dance and partnering. He started competing when he was five years old. We all know and appreciate Benji for his creativity on the dance floor, and his choreography.  Benji is also the winner of "So You Think You Can Dance" season 2 and too many other competitions to keep track of.
Arjay Centeno (NJ) Arjay originally from California now currently resides in North Arlington, New Jersey. He began his love of dance in high school with hip hop, and after spending a few years in the Ballroom/Latin circuit, had great success in west coast swing with his then dance partner Melissa Rutz. He is still one of the fastest male dancers to climb the ranks to the champions division. Currently Arjay specializes in west coast swing; performing, teaching and judging around the world.
www.arjaycenteno.com


Kellese Key (TX) has a resume one millions can only dream about achieving!  She has danced all of her life, starting at the age of 2 with extensive training in Jazz, Ballet, Tap, Clogging, and Theatre.  Coming into the Swing Dance scene in 1991, she quickly moved up the ranks winning her first US Open title within 3 years in the Showcase division.  Shortly after winning her first title, she was honored with the Feather Award for Best Showcase Dancer, an award voted on by her peers and the general dance population.  In 1996, Kellese met Brent Key.  After two short years of partnering, they won their first US Open title together in the Classic division, thus making Kellese the first female to ever win a title in both the Showcase and the Classic divisions at the US Open.  With Brent coming from the Carolina Shag World, and Kellese from the West Coast Swing World, they created a fusion quickly labeled by the dance community as Swag!  There is not enough paper to list all of Kellese’s accomplishments but her highlights include: 10 US Open Titles, of which 7 were in the prestigious Classic and Showcase divisions,  6 USA Grand National Titles in both Classic and Showcase, a World Swing Dance Championship Title in the Showcase division,  2007 Impact Couple of the Year,  2009 Induction into the Dallas D.A.N.C.E Hall of Fame and after all of this competition, Kellese’s passion for life and dance continue to infect dancers all across the globe!  Today, Kellese Key still travels around teaching, competing, judging and choreographing for her favorite dance of all time and is the proud owner/creator of Swank Dance Fitness, her latest venture in an attempt to expose West Coast Swing “One Triple Step at a Time”!!
Dean & Dawn Garrish (MD) are two of the most prominent teachers of both country and west coast swing dance in the Maryland/DC area. They have been teaching and competing in the dance community for over 25 years. With extensive knowledge in competitive dancing they have won two UCWDC World Titles, 6 US Open Swing Titles, and over 50 Top Teacher Awards. Dean and Dawn are legends of the dance world and continue to influence dancers of all levels seeking to refine their skills. 
Kay Newhouse & Matthew Smith (MD) bring a focus on creative, fun, and inclusive social dancing everywhere they teach. Matt began dancing when he was just five years old, and moved into West Coast Swing intensely more than fifteen years ago. Drawing on his many years of experience in this rapidly changing dance, he combines a contemporary sense of lyrical musicality with a passion for the fundamentals of west coast swing. Kay fell in love with West Coast Swing in the Washington DC area in the mid 90s, and has traveled to visit WCS dance conventions and social scenes around the country for many years. A successful competitor and a sought-after dance partner on the social floor, she is known for her playful, inclusive partnering and her friendly warmth. Both Matt and Kay balance a sense of the fun of performance and competition with a strong belief that the essential soul of this dance resides within everyone's reach, on the shared social floor. Together, their clear, accessible teaching emphasizes responsive partnership to build mutual creativity and social proficiency within the framework of West Coast Swing. www.KayWCS.com
John Lindo (CA) After beginning in country-western dance in 1992, John Lindo quickly made his mark on the West Coast Swing circuit by garnering an astonishing number of awards and championships in Jack-and-Jills and Strictly Swings. Some of his First Place awards include the U.S. Open, Grand Nationals, Phoenix Champion of Champions. He is also sought after internationally for his experience and teaching, having traveled to five countries in the past year alone. John currently resides in New Jersey and Northern California and is an influential presence in the New York City West Coast Swing scene.
Debbie Ramsey Boz (NC) Co Director & Artistic Director of MAD Academy and the only Swing Dance Hall of Fame Dancer in North Carolina.  She has over 50 years dance experience and over 37 years experience as a professional choreographer, actor, dancer and educator. While living in Los Angles she made her film debut as a fresh 16 year old dancing, horseback riding and choreographing for feature films, commercials and television shows. Some of her partners and students have been, Donald Sutherland, Brendon Frasier, Sylvester Stallone and Dolly Parton.  Her film and television dance credits include lead dancer with Donald Sutherland in Younger And Younger, Back To The Future 1 & 2, Fast Times At Ridgemont High, Hill Street Blues, Murder She Wrote, Simon & Simon, The Fall Guy and Major Dad. As an educator and choreographer for the social dance communities, Debbie is considered a Grand Master Instructor. This Three Time Winner of the Feather Award for "Top Female Teacher in the United States" travels Nationally and Internationally instructing at teacher training seminars and educating thousands of dancers each year in the art of dance. Debbie is a Two Time Humanitarian Award Winner on both the East and West Coast for her impact on and support of Swing Dance Communities across the Nation. As a professional routine choreographer Debbie has choreographed routines for U.S. Swing Dance Champions, World Swing Dance Champions, Ballroom Champions and of course Film and Television. Debbie holds many titles on her own including U.S. Swing Dance Champion, World Swing Dance Champion, California Swing Dance Champion, Swing Jack and Jill Champion and the list goes on…. http://www.musicanddance.com/
Gary Jobst (NC) Gary teaches, judges and performs all over the United States and Europe. Hi as been teaching and dancing for more than 25 years and his experience as a chief judge covers more than a decade. Gary's reputation as a fair, well organized and impartial chief judge is undisputed. His “Competition tips” workshops have been a huge success everywhere they are given, his straight forward, honest and humorous approach to competition makes these classes invaluable. Gary has a love for teaching that is very evident in his workshops and private lessons. You will experience his focus on technique and connection along with many fun and leadable patterns for West Coast Swing, along with his “relationship focused” partnering concepts. www.garyjobst.com 
Douglas Rousar (OH) works full-time as a dance instructor, event director, chief judge, coordinator, and competitor. He has been involved in various forms of music and performance arts since early childhood. Once discovering west coast swing in 2001, was quick to fall in love with the dance. Doug has competed successfully in sophisticated swing divisions, and remains a repeating finalist in many jack and jill and strictly champions and all-star divisions. Although Doug feels technique is the single most important aspect to becoming a great social dancer; he builds his teaching philosophy and approaches life and his students with the motto: If it’s not FUN it’s not worth it! www.rousardance.com/
Robin Smith (NC) has been dancing, teaching, and competing in dance for over 25 years. For the past 12 years, he has focused exclusively on west coast swing, studying with only the best in the business. With a diverse professional background in music, dance and martial arts, he has a unique understanding of body movement and has a knack for conveying that understanding to his students. He has won multiple top-teacher awards and loves sharing his vast knowledge and passion for west coast swing. www.robinsmithswing.com/
Lori Rousar (OH) began dancing and competing at country events in 1998. After a few years, she changed her focus from country to West Coast Swing and Hustle. Currently, Lori is a successful All Star competitor and her passion for West Coast Swing has her traveling across the country competing, teaching and judging at several events. Through her playfully styling, technique and musicality, Lori encourages others to apply their own unique qualities to this dance. She truly enjoys the social aspect of dancing and is extremely grateful for the wonderful family it has brought to her life.
Lara Deni (VA) began her teaching career at 15 in her mother’s dance studio. A year later she was performing with an adult dance troupe and traveling the East Coast and Canada as a professional adjudicator for youth Tap, Jazz and Ballet dance competitions. She trained in Tap, Jazz and Ballet, achieving a BFA in Dance. Teaching and competing on the Ballroom/Latin and Lindy circuits, Lara brings a wide range of knowledge and understanding to her classes. Lara won Top Teacher Award at DCSX 2014 and MadJam 2015. She and former partner Keith Stremmel won 5 Titles Nationally in the Classic Rising Star division, and she has won over 15 National Titles/Placements in All Star Jack & Jill and Strictly divisions. In 2015, she started a youth program, and she has just started to bring West Coast Swing to other Virginia communities far outside of the Metro DC area. She encourages and helps her students attain their goals in dance, while making the process of growing and learning a fun and rewarding one. Lara specializes in teaching, performing, choreographing and judging West Coast Swing. www.denidanzco.com

Stephanie Risser (PA) has won numerous hustle competitions, including International Hustle & Salsa Competition, Disco America, and MadJam. Her background lies in extensive ballet training all through grade school and in college where she graduated from the University of Hartford with a BFA in Dance Pedagogy. Stephanie has since been teaching and performing for multiple different schools and companies. Currently she teaches partner dance for two dance studios primarily focusing on hustle, swing, ballroom and ballet. www.stephaniedance.com/

Kim Vanaman (MA) is an Independent Dance Professional and Hustle specialist with extensive credits from all national Hustle events.  Her expertise in technique and styling, as well as her warm, positive teaching style places her in demand as an instructor, choreographer, performer and judge.  She continues to be a major force for keeping Hustle alive in the New England area. Although Hustle is her first love, she is also trained in American Style Ballroom Dance with an extensive focus on East Coast Swing, Jazz and Tap dancing. Kim teaches at the fabulous Studio 665 in Woburn, MA. In addition to numerous other awards, Kim has been honored with The Arte Phillips Lifetime Achievement Award for her exemplary work as a Hustle Professional and Hustle Ambassador on the National scene.
Brian Gallagher (PA)
Joyce Szili (MD) has been Hustle dancing and competing since the mid 70's. For the past 18 years she has instructed, judged and DJ'd at many national dance events. In the early 80's she appeared on the syndicated dance show "Dance Fever" and in the video "Shake Your Groove Thing" with Peaches and Herb. She has successfully competed nationally with professional and amateur partners and has received numerous Top Female Teacher Awards.
Joyce has directed, coached and choreographed local Hustle Dance Teams for over 10years and has also produced, directed and choreographed several full length variety/dinner shows. Joyce is on the Board of Directors of the International Hustle Dance Association,  serving as Membership Director. www.justhustle.com
Louis St. George is a full-time professional DJ. Serving primarily the west coast swing and line dance crowds, Louis travels year-round providing the highest quality music for dancers of all types. With over 15 years of DJ experience, DJ Louie is never missing what to play next, and loves keeping a dance floor rocking.
victorVictor Loveira (PA) Originally from Houston, Victor has over 30 years experience as a DJ and over 17 years experience as a swing DJ. Victor's first WCS event to DJ was The Texas Classic in 1995 in Dallas, Texas. From that point on, he has had the good fortune of DJing many of the countries’ top swing events including The US Open, Dallas DANCE, Boogie by the Bay, USA Grand Nationals, Americas' Classic, Liberty Swing, Swing Diego, Swing Fling, Summer Hummer, Nashville Classic, Worlds and Phoenix. Victor has also traveled internationally to DJ at prestigious swing events in London. To his credit, Victor is considered by peers to be one of the top Swing DJs in the business and travels approximately 40 weeks in a given year. In 2005, Victor was honored with the AllSwing DJ of the Year Award. He won Best DJ of 2011 at the first annual Westie Awards Gala, an honor bestowed on him by his west coast dance peers. In 2012, Victor was inducted into the Allswing DJ Hall of Fame.
Debra Lynn Tuttle (MD) Debbie Lynn Tuttle is a full-time professional dance instructor in the Washington DC, Northern VA and MD region. She is a UCWDC Champion, Pro-Am Instructor, and Dance Event Coordinator. Lessons include individual, couple, group classes, specialty workshops with a concentration in West Coast Swing (WCS) and Hustle dance styles, as well as providing private lessons in most of the ballroom dances. Her dance roots go back to days in ballet, jazz, modern, improv, hula and international ballroom and she studies extensively with many top professionals plus has the distinction of being a Premier West Coast Swing Dancer. Her experience and accomplishments in the dance community provide her students with an extensive knowledge base to learn and grow. She knows what it takes to become an accomplished dancer. She also teaches the basics for building confidence in dancing, and gives tips to help you look good when dancing in social settings.
Debbie Lynn has received the TOP Female Teacher 2005-8, 2010-11 Swing Fling and 2005-7,2009-2013 Madjam Event and 2013 DC Swing Experience  http://dancewithdebbie.com/
Dana Simonetti (NYC) aka "Dancin' Dana" is a YogaWorks 200-hour Certified Yoga Teacher & a Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200) with Yoga Alliance. She's also an Allstar-level West Coast Swing dancer & a previous Showcase competitor. As a result of her training as a Yoga teacher at one of the best Yoga teacher training schools in the world plus all her extensive Dance experience around the country which also includes a background as a professional Lindy Hop Swing performer & teacher and as a Ballet dancer with numerous prestigious companies, Dana understands the connection between the body & different dance/movement styles. In her Yoga For Dancers teaching, Dana emphasizes proper body alignment & care together with good technique which will then better one's dancing short & long term and she educates people on how Yoga helps improve one's physical & mental states which can also help their approach to stress & competitions in addition to how Yoga enriches their mind, body & soul as a living breathing person. Dana naturally enjoys sharing her Yoga knowledge with people in the various Dance communities.
Anthony DeRosa (NC)
Katie Fallon (OH) is a West Coast Swing and Hustle DJ from Ohio who loves sharing her passion of music. In 2011 she was introduced and trained by a fellow DJ and started DJing for local dances around Cleveland. As time passes, Katie continues to inspire people at dances and events in the Midwest and progressively around the United States. Her goal is to work hard on providing the best experience through social and competition music alike! “
Tim Johnson (MI) has been DJing professionally for over 13 years. Locally in Flint Michigan, he both teaches and DJs a variety of dances year round. He has years of study in music, science, physics, electronics and computers. Travelling to many dance weekend events he has had the pleasure of using his talents, and working with some of the best in the business. Tim considers a great DJ to be more than a collection of equipment, but an artist, entertainer, and technician. He provides a great mix of music to entertain an entire audience. www.dancefanatics.com

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