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2017 PROFESSIONAL STAFF

West Coast Swing Workshops & Performances
Kyle Redd & Sarah Vann Drake
Hugo Miguez & Stacy Kay

Greg Scott & Lemery Rollins
Demetre Souliotes & Kara Frenzel
Jerome & Bonnie Subey
Philippe & Flore Berne
Arjay Centeno & Maila San Nicolas
Glenn Ball & Kellese Key
Jason & Annmarie Marker

Dean & Dawn Garrish
Kay Newhouse & Matthew Smith
Steve Wilder & Lara Deni

John Lindo
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rjay Centeno
Carrie Lucas

Gary Jobst
Debra Lynn Tuttle
Jeff Mumford
Rebecca Ludwick


MCs: Robert Royston, Victor Loveira

DJs: Louis St. George, John Lindo, Katie Fallon
Koichi Tsundona,
Victor Loveira, Jes Ann Nail

Technical Awesomness
Tim Johnson & Becky Larson (video)
The Dance Jam Productions Team
World Dance Registry & Paul Stoddard

Management
Dave Moldover (executive director)
Kay Newhouse (co-director)
Suzanne New (administrator)
Rick & Cindy Dauss (customer care)
Amy Diane & Kendra Zara (registration)
Dawn Garrish (chief judge)
Kam Avery (coordinator)
Erin & Tim Wall, Lori Rousar, Stephanie Risser-Loviera, Alexis Garrish

Katie Bigelow

DCSX staff are available for private lessons during the weekend. Contact them directly for rates and availability.

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/
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.
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. 
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!
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
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.
Jerome & Bonnie 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.
Arjay Centeno (NJ) Arjay is from California and 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

Malia San Nicolas (CA)
Glenn Ball (UK) Choreography is not only about the talent of each individual performer, but it is the sum of the parts. With many years of experience performing alongside the giants of the entertainment business, Glenn acquired the right know-how to unlock the full potential of a performance. As a child, Glenn trained in all forms of dance and even won World Titles in Latin and Ballroom and Country and Western dance styles. From a dance career which boasts of being the youngest ever member of the Spirit of the Dance touring company to touring world-wide with Take That and Kylie Minogue. Glenn’s knowledge of dance is extensive to say the least allowing him to expertly deliver unique and various styles of performance. His attention to detail and enthusiastic style has made it possible for Glenn to become one of the UK’s youngest, most innovative choreographers.  His list of credits already includes names such as X Factor, Got to Dance, Tarkan and The Saturdays.  He has choreographed numerous top 10 videos such as Chico Time and Bars and Melody ‘Hopeful’.NY)

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”!!
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
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!
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.
Jeff Mumford (IA) With his combination of strength, technique and creativity, Jeff Mumford continues to seek out and master life's great challenges. A dance professional who achieved the highest level of competition in five years, Jeff teaches and judges West Coast Swing nationwide. His commitment to fitness is built on a background in medical work, anatomy and physiology training, and NASM Personal Training education. He also puts all of his techniques to practice himself, clocking many hours at his beloved Doghouse Crossfit. Military service in the US Army also helped create Jeff's method, including a tour of duty with Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  Despite a lot of hard driving work and competitive experience, Jeff still appreciates the three minute work of art he is able to create with a partner and says his greatest inspiration is his clients. 
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
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.
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/
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Steve Wilder (VA) is an All-Star West Coast Swing dancer from New York known for his entertaining teaching style and nonstop social dancing. He actually started dancing because he thought it would be a great way to meet women, but he immediately fell in love with dancing instead. In 2014, Steve began his career in teaching West Coast Swing throughout New Jersey, Philadelphia, and New York areas. During 2015-2016 Steve traveled and taught in and around New Zealand, Australia, and Malaysia.  He loves creating an emotional and physical connection with his dance partners whether it be on the competitive floor or social floor. He looks forward to continuing his journey as an Instructor, Judge and Choreographer with his new dance partner Lara Deni. 

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
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  
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.
Victor Loveira (NC) 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.
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
Jes Ann Nail (NY) started DJing in 2013 after dancing West Coast Swing for 3 years and discovering her love for the diversity of music WCS had to offer. Coming from traditional Ballroom to WCS was musical liberation for her which sparked an interest in pursuing a side career DJing in the WCS community. Being a Ballroom Instructor by profession coupled with some prior experience as a DJ, allowed for a seamless transition into the WCS world. She enjoys collecting a variety of music but her favorites include Contemporary and Indie Pop, Blues, and Acoustic Covers. Jes Ann calls New York City home but enjoys traveling the US and Europe teaching, competing, and DJing to become the medium between two of her passions, dance and music.

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