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2017 Staff & VIPs - 2018 information will be added as it is confirmed
Ben Morris & Victoria Henk
Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin
Diego Borges & Jessica Pacheco
Lemery Rollins & Greg Scott
Sarah Vann Drake & Kyle Redd
Glenn Ball & Patty Vo
Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham
PJ Turner & Tashina Beckman
Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay
Philippe & Flore Berne
Bonnie & Jérome Subey
Jason & Annmarie Marker
Kay Newhouse & Matthew Smith

Trendlyon Veal & Markus Smith
Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross
Larisa & Tony Schubert
Demetre Souliotes & Kara Frenzel
Arjay Centeno & Malia San Nichols
Scott Stuart & Melina Ramirez-Stuart
Robert Royston
Benji Schwimmer
Nicole Clonch

Dawn Garrish
John Lindo

Kellese Key
Debbie Ramsey-Boz
Chuck Brown
Doug Rousar
Debbie Lynn Tuttle
Carrie Lucas
Robert Cordoba
Hazel Ulrich
Robin Smith
Carmen Passi
Kris Swearingen
Rob Glover
Yvonna Antonacci
Dani Canziani
Rebecca Ludwick

- DJ Superstars
Louis St. George, Victor Loveira, Katie Fallon, Ruby Lair, Sarah Piddington, John Lindo, Larisa Tingle, Koichi Tsunoda

- MCs Robert Royston, Ben Morris, Victor Loveira

- Eye Candy, grahpics, video & stills, technical wizardry
Becky Larson, Tim Johnson, Brad Whelan, Keith & Ariel Penu
Dave Moldover's Dance Jam Productions team

Ben Morris & Victoria Henk (CA) Current US Open Classic division champions

Benji Scwhimmer (CA) Current and former US Open Showcase Champion

Ben McHenry & Cameo Cross (CA)

Gary McIntyre & Susan Kirklin (TX)

Glenn Ball (UK) & PATTY VO (TX)
Glenn Ball and Patty Vo are a fusion of Glenn’s vast knowledge of street/hip-hop dance and Patty’s 15+ years as a top female West Coast Swing Dancer. They are known for focusing on many of the most complicated concepts in WCS, and finding ways to simplify them, making them easier to understand and apply. Glenn enjoyed a lengthy career in the ‘backing dancer’ world where he danced and appeared in campaigns for pop industry giants. Patty is known for her incredible “feel for the music”, creativity, versatility, and especially, her charisma on the dance floor. With their first Showcase routine, they placed 3rd at the US Open in the Showcase Division. Individually, Glenn and Patty have consistently placed/won in Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing divisions at competitions such as Swing Diego and the US Open Swing Dance Championships.
PJ Turner (TN) & Tashina Beckmann (CA) were brought together by a mutual passion: joy of movement through West Coast Swing. They began their partnership in May 2013, and debuted their 1st ever Classic Routine in July 2013 at Swingtime in the Rockies. Within their first year of partnership they consistently placed Top 5 at major US NASDE and other WSDC events in the Classic Division, having a phenomenal start with their "Feel Again" routine.  They have continued to place Top 5 with their 2nd and 3rd Routines. Almost immediately following their debut they started teaching at events & workshop weekends throughout the US. Throughout 2014 they traveled, taught, competed, performed and judged at National and International Events.  Promoters and students alike love their fun energetic personalities, humorous accents, professionalism, and passion for late night dancing. Their partnership is strengthened by the fact that their individual and now mutual life dreams were and continue to be professional dancers. They are so grateful they get to experience this together.

Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake
(CA) Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake (CA) have been on the forefront of innovative west coast swing for over 20 years. Residing in Fresno, California, Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake are the holders of 11 US Open titles, are five time NASDE champions, and eight time Grand National Champions, and they are the only couple to hold US Open Swing Championship titles in both the Showcase and Classic divisions. Competing together for over 12 years, they are known for their smooth footwork and precise, and direct teaching styles. Kyle and Sarah have choreographed and performed over 24 routines. Travelling all over the world, Kyle & Sarah teach both the fundamental roots of west coast swing, and their own modern styles. http://www.kylesarah.com/

Diego Borges & Jessica Pacheco
(Brazil) Diego Borges has earned a degree in Physical Education from the Federal University of Ceará specializing in Dance Teaching Methodology. Jessica Pacheco is a graduate with a degree in accounting Sciences from the Federal University of Ceará. They are one of the pioneers in teaching West Coast Swing in South America and the first Brazilians’ to win an official competition in West Coast Swing. Diego & Jessica also hope to spread Zouk, one of the most widespread dances in Brazil, to the world outside. Currently, this very unique couple is traveling; teaching and spreading Zouk, and other Brazilian dances, and West Coast Swing to Brazil, Europe and the United States.
Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins (MD) have over 20 years dancing experience combined.  Greg started in American Ballroom but competed in country winning many titles.  He also has a background in ballet, jazz and hip hop.  Lemery started in International 10 Dance (both Ballroom and Latin) and won many titles including: 3rd in the world pro/am 10 dance, 5Th in the world and 3rd in the USA pro/am Latin.  She is also skilled in American Ballroom, Salsa, and Argentine Tango.  Greg and Lemery are currently focusing on West Coast Swing, Greg winning many All-Star J&J and Strictlys. Together they have solidified their place within the top 5 couples in Showcase Division this year and are both currently at the top of the NASDE tour.  They are a unique couple who are excited to be dancing their third routine together.  They are nurturing instructors who believe that a strong foundation leads to a higher obtainable level and look forward to sharing their love of dance with you.
Markus Smith & Trendlyon Veal  (MD) 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 one of a kind. Read more at www.stuckonswing.com
Myles & Tessa Munroe (Canada) are Canada’s West Coast Swing Champions and the highest ranked international dancers on the NASDE circuit, consistently placing 1st or 2nd in the Showcase division and placing 2nd at the US Open for the past three years. Myles 26 years of diverse dance training includes 6 UCWDC World Championship titles, and Tessa brings a professional coaching career to the partnership with university degrees in both Kinesiology and Education. As performers, they are known for their cutting-edge artistic choreography, innovative and high-risk acrobatics, and enviable musical expression. Their comedic approach and accessible delivery of correct foundational technique inspires and empowers students of all levels. They are ambassadors for modern, authentic West Coast Swing: teaching, judging, performing and competing 40+ weekends a year, all over the world. www.canadianswingchampions.com
Scott Stuart & Melina Ramirez (Austrailia) back on the competitive WCS circuit making MADjam their 1st stop. Together they make a dynamic team currently traveling all around the world to teach, judge, perform and compete. Melina Ramirez won her first U.S Open Swing title at the age of 12. She holds 3 U.S Open titles, 2x California Swing Dance Hall of Fame nominations and numerous others. Scott  is the first Australian to ever make the prestigious Greater Phoenix WCS Invitational, the Capital Swing Dancers Invitational division, The Swing Diego Champions Jack N Jill Final and  the U.S Swing dance Championships Classic Open Finals. Dedicated to teaching, Scott and Melina are known for bringing out the most in their students and taking them to greater heights.  They own the Australian Open West Coast Swing Dance Championships and Swing City, the home of WCS in Victoria.  They are passionate about growing West Coast Swing around Australia and the world.
Philippe & Flore Berne hail from France, now living and working in Montreal, Canada. Philippe’s background is in the competition world and Flore’s is the world of social dancing. Together, they evolved rapidly in national and international competitions and took it to the biggest French stages with Charly Moser’s dance Company (Feeling Dance Show), known for their numerous TV and live appearances. Today, they are emerging West Coast Swing Showcase champions. They also still compete in DanceSport and turned professional in the 2014 season, becoming Canadian Professional 10-Dance Vice-Champion at their first Canadian professional championship. www.philippeandflore.com

Jason & Annmarie Marker
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

Bonnie and Jerome Subey
(NJ) met on the dance floor, and from their first contact, the passion was apparent. Even though they come from different countries (with different languages!) and different dance backgrounds, their dance styles complete one another, giving Jerome and Bonnie a specific style entirely their own. Their complementarity as a couple brings out the passion they have for dancing, teaching, and always wanting to improve. They have both completed the GPDIA judging intensive and are now certified judges,.

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.

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. www.deananddawn.com

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
Demetre Souliotes & Kara Frenzel (CA) By age 13, Demetre was competing, battling and winning in three different styles of Hip Hop and Kara was taking in classes in Hip hop, modern, ballet, jazz. She was soon on the High school varsity dance team and talking choreography and modern classes at the community college. Kara moved into learning Swing (EC and lindy), salsa, ballroom, latin and running dance nights for them where she attended at BYUI. Demetre discovered West Coast Swing and after 3 months after learning the basics of WCS, Demetre won his first competition. Within 2 years he was asked to partner by one of the top champion dancers of the day, Beata Howe. Demetre and Beata traveled the USA full time on the WCS professional circuit competing, performing, teaching and then capping the year with a 6th place finish at the US Open Swing Dance Championships.  He also he spent 4 years teaching all over Asia and started the WCS community in China. Kara discovered WCS between working at a well-known ballroom studio and touring with BYUI.  She threw herself into the scene after college, elevating through the ranks and began teaching and cultivating a home WCS community.  Demetre and Kara both travel all over the world, competing, teaching, judging, and performing for WCS.  They have both had successful Classic and showcase partners in the past and compete in the Champions divisions.  At home in their respective communities of Southern California and San Luis Obispo, Demetre and Kara promote events, run dances, host classes, teach and more. They have just begun partnering together and debuted their first routine together at The OPEN in 2016 and looking forward the the next year traveling, teaching, judging, and promoting West Coast Swing!

Robert Royston (NY) is an 8x US Open swing champion in 5 different divisions, who holds 4 World Country Dance titles, 3 USA Grand Nationals titles, and 4 Phoenix Champion of Champion Jack and Jill trophies. The '14 and '15 National Association of Swing Dance Events (NASDE) tour Champion, and a member of 5 different dance Halls of Fame, Royston has performed, choreographed, and produced on film, tv, and stage for over thirty years. His career-long devotion to being the best teacher he can be has led him to train in many systems of movement, and has helped earn him the reputation as one of the greatest teachers in the world of dance today. Oh... And he is the "voice" of over 20 events a year!

Kellese Key (TX) 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”!! 
Robert Cordoba (FL) Dance Champion.  Coach.  Choreographer.  U.S. Swing Dance Champion.  Hall of Famer.Dancing, teaching, performing, choreographing and judging for over thirty years. He started competing in International Latin at the age of sixteen when he was a member of two U.S. International Latin American formation teams (placing 5th and taking the bronze medal at the World Ballroom Formation Team Championships). He was a top U.S Amateur competitor representing the at events throughout until he switched to West Coast Swing in 1990. Within two years he won his first U.S. Open title. For the past twenty years Robert has averaged approximately forty weekends per year traveling around the world to teach West Coast Swing. His impressive list of accomplishments includes: 7 U.S. Open titles, 4 consecutive USA Grand National titles, 4 consecutive N.A.S.D.E. titles, multiple J&J and Strictly Swing titles, was voted best Classic Swing Dancer by Dance Action magazine, was awarded “U.S. Open Social Dancer”, and he was the first person to win 3 consecutive US Open titles. Robert is a member of the “Super 7″ – dancers who won BOTH the Showcase and the Classic Divisions at the U.S. Open. He is a California Swing Dance Hall of Famer, Dallas D.A.N.C.E. Hall of Famer and a World Swing Dance Hall of Famer. Robert Cordoba has judged every major event including the Grand Nationals and U.S. Open multiple times. Robert can be reached directly at robcordoba@aol.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.
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 
Debbie Ramsey Boz (Raleigh, NC) Co 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. 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. 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. http://www.musicanddance.com/
Chuck Brown is a current Champion level competitor with over 18 years of experience. He is recognized as a top international instructor, NASDE Circuit and US Open judge, DJ, event promoter and dance business consultant.
Chuck is known for his musicality, creativity, versatility, and especially, his amazing lead on the dance floor. It has been said by many of the top pros, that Chuck is one of the best social dancers in all of West Coast Swing.
Chuck’s teaching methods have produced some of the fastest moving and successful dancers in the World. He has taught in over forty countries. He is an incredibly passionate and tough teacher who cares deeply about his student’s dance goals as well as their friendship; it’s evident in his workshops and private lessons. He has and is significantly impacting the Global West Coast Swing community in a positive manner.
Doug Rousar (WI) has an extensive background in musical theater having held the positions of Actor, Director, Choreographer, Conductor and Producer for many productions. Doug’s first love in music was the trumpet where he had the pleasure of playing in Jazz bands, pit orchestras and other community ensembles. Doug went on to attend VanderCook College of Music Education for his music teaching degree.
Doug’s formal training in dance started when he stumbled upon West Coast Swing in 2001. Since then he has won numerous titles across the country, including US Open Champion. He taught many forms of dance full time from 2005 to present, including ECS, Hustle, Salsa, Night Club 2, Country 2 and of course West Coast Swing. He continues to travel on average 40 weekends a year.  http://www.rousardance.com
Kris Swearingen (MO) Kris has had a passion for performing since a young age. When he was 14 he started acting at the Kansas City Renaissance festival where his love for fantasy and imagination blossomed. He became active in his high school theater department and had a roll in a number of its productions. During his senior year he received a role in the production of West Side Story where the play's choreographer invited the cast to his ballroom studio's weekly East Coast Swing night. Kris was immediately hooked. Soon after, some friends introduced him to West Coast Swing and after he attended his first West Coast event in March of 2007 he fell in love and has never looked back. Since then Kris has had a very successful dance career spanning 10 years including 6 years of competing in Classic, 1 year of showcase, 3 time US Open Classic finalist, 2013 NASDE Allstar Champion, and international teaching experience in places such as Moscow, London and Australia.

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.

Debra Lynn Tuttle (MD) Debbie Lynn Tuttle is a full-time professional dance instructor in the Washington DC area. 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 has earned many Top Teacher awards with ProAm students. Experience  http://dancewithdebbie.com/
Hazel Ulrich (NJ) is a recent inductee into the Hustle Hall of Fame. She has been performing and competing in a variety of styles, including Hustle, WCS, Carolina Shag, Salsa, Lindy, and Zouk since 2000. She’s a Living Legend of Swing who loves helping dancers grow. With a strong focus on partnering skills and an ability to break down complicated movements into simple blocks, she will take your dancing to a new level of freedom.
Carrie Lucas offers over 25 years of experience as a Judge and Competitor.  She is a respected coach in the West Coast Swing Circuit. Known for her "Dance like a Lady" Styling and Sassy Syncopated footwork, Carrie has extensive training in classical dance, Ballroom, Latin and Country, which she credits for her appreciation in both the evolving nature of West Coast Swing, while respecting its traditional roots. As an active competitor, Carrie has numerous 1st place J&J wins, most notably: The "U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships" Masters, 2-time "SwingDiego" Masters, and is a "California Swing Dance Hall of Fame" Recipient.  https://www.carrielucas.com
Ruby Lair  (TX)

Louis St. George (NH) 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.

victorSarah Piddington (UK) Sarah (Piddy) is originally from Sydney, Australia, but has lived in London, UK for the past 15 years. She is a very experienced swing DJ, having worked events in the US, England, Scotland, Canada, Australia and France over the past 8 years. In 2016, Sarah was inducted into the Global Swing DJs Hall of Fame – the first international DJ to join the esteemed DJs inducted during previous years. Sarah is well excited (a British saying) to be on the DJ staff at MADjam 2017!
victorVictor Loveira (LA) 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.

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!
Koichi Tsunada (WA) started DJing locally in Seattle in 2012 and has been growing momentum ever since. In 2013 and 2014 he was a D.J. at larger events in Washington, Oregon, Vancouver BC, California, & Korea. He is recognized by many as being incredibly friendly, having a “weird” sense of humor and being well traveled. Koichi enjoys DJing because it is a way to bring joy to people & introduce something new to the local dance scene. Often times he can be found playing for the late night crowd at dance conventions & after every event, shares his songs with the public. He never expected the long-running tradition of requesting a “Koichi’s last song” to take him down the path of becoming a West Coast Swing D.J. He’s super excited to be able to a DJ staff at MADjam!
Tim Johnson (MI) Tim Johnson (MI) is a full time dance professional who serves the dance community locally, nationally and internationally. It began in 1998 with a passion for dancing and an entrepreneurial spirit that guided him to establish Dance Fanatics. Based in Metro Detroit, Dance Fanatics hosts a variety of dances, workshops and seminars including weekly and monthly West Coast Swing parties titled West Coast Wednesday and Second Saturday Swing. In addition to working locally, he also enjoys working at dance events throughout North America in various capacities.  Tim is an entertaining instructor and sought after DJ who is also known for his technical skills with pro audio, lighting and video. www.dancefanatics.com

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