Who Have You Dance Swing With?

#21
I've danced with Rebecca St. James on several occasions. She's not famous for being a dancer, but anyone who is familiar with contemporary Christian music will recognize the name.

As for famous dancers, I've danced with Julee Mertz. She's probably best known for being Bill Borgida's teaching partner. Speaking of Bill, I've danced with him during a private lesson, and I've also danced with Valerie Salstrom during a private.
 
#23
who have you danced swing with?

I mentioned this is the C&W section but here they are:
Jordan
Kyle
Robert Royston
Robert Cordoba
Jason Colacino
Ronnie DeBenedetta
Edwin Li
Myles Munroe
Brent Key
Sarah Vann Drake (I lead her once)
Chuck Brown (he was my first teacher and then I did a strictly with him at New Year's Dance Camp)
Doug Rousar (we're doing strictly at Boogie)
Luis Crespo
Arjay Centeno
Wayne Bott
Rich Lundin
Mark Scheuffle
 
#24
I'm sure I'll forget ALOT of people, but here's who I can think of off the top of my head:
Nicola Royston
Sarah Vann Drake (I actually drew her for the pro-pro invitational j&j at Bill Robinson's swing event)
Tatianna Mollmann
Laureen Baldovi
Blake Hobby
Beata Howe
Ann Marie McCabe (you may know her from dancing with John Lindo)
Deborah Szekely (had to look that spelling up, lol)
Tara Steinke
Jo Thompson (country and swing)
Lisa King
Brandi Tobias
Jessica Cox (droool!)
Debbie Figueroa
Mary Ann Nunez

I'm sure there are many many more, but those are MOST of the ones that stick out in my head.
 
#25
Sylvia Sykes

I've danced with Carla Heiney, Natalie (of Natalie & Yuval), and Sylvia Sykes. Oh, and I danced with Lavay Smith too. I'm usually too intimidated to dance with Pros, but somehow these few seemed more approachable to me, so I've danced with each once although I've had multiple opportunities.

The dance I had with Sylvia was on Frankie Manning's 90th birthday cruise. It was the last night and I finally worked up the guts to ask her. I was pretty psyched. I kept thinking "I'm dancing with Sylvia Sykes! I'm dancing with Sylvia Sykes!". So I pulled out all my "cool moves". At one point, she misinterpretted my lead (probably my fault), and when she realized it, she proclaimed loudly (and I quote): "Sh**! That would've been f***in' AWESOME! I'm sorry, I messed it up." Although the move failed, my ego was bustin' out after that dance. :D

-Hepcat
 
#26
Smart pros will dance with you if you ask. Remember that we normal folks are technically potential revenue streams for them. Additionally event coordinators that hire the pros are hiring them not only for any teaching they might do, but also to help create a feel-good atmosphere. Pros can't make people feel good unless they dance with you.
 
#27
chandra said:
Ive danced with swing4life
same as leftfeetNYC mainly regionally well known


angel figero...(sp- im not even gonna try)
jason barnes
john lindo
jason miklic... (may be right)
matt auclair (in a class)
austin murrey
brian spivey (i think thats right)
paul fritzler
jim becker
doug rosaur
ben morris (warm up for a class)
melina remirez ( " " )

Hey, we cant edit anymore!!!

Mike Topal
Carlos Garcia
Michael Keilbasa

Haha, this thread reminds me of alot of awesome dances... Reminds me how much I love swing.

One funny story for me, was the last day of my first convention. It was a really clicky convention, and the advanced dancers werent really dancing with Newb followers they didnt know ;). I thought this was totally normal. I thought advanced dancers NEVER danced with us little people :). So on sunday, Angel figerou... (sp?) asked me to dance... I was totally freaked out, I gave him a really scared little face, and he said "Now what does that do for my self confidance?"
It wasn't a particularily awesome dance, I was frozen solid. After the dance, I apologized, and he said "No, it was fun". (right...) But it showed me that pros werent hard to follow, they actually were easier to dance with (imagine that! lol).
I asked him to dance last event I was at... Had a great dance... I dont think he remembers me, but I sure do remember him!
 
#28
>Who famous have you danced Swing with?

How about dancing with somebody who isn't famous for her dancing? I danced with Kay Lenz many nights at the Crest in Reseda, CA. In 1973 she was the lead actress in Breezy, playing against William Holden. Was nominated for an Oscar, and won a Golden Globe for her performance.
 
#29
Dancebert said:
>Who famous have you danced Swing with?

How about dancing with somebody who isn't famous for her dancing? I danced with Kay Lenz many nights at the Crest in Reseda, CA. In 1973 she was the lead actress in Breezy, playing against William Holden. Was nominated for an Oscar, and won a Golden Globe for her performance.
Wow, dancebert, I remember that movie for some reason. How cool is that? Does she dance WCS alot?
 
#30
I don't know if I've danced with DF people. Probably. I'm really bad at names to begin with, connecting a name to a nickname is way beyond me! :)

As far as the famous people go...

Kyle Redd
Edwin Li
Libbat Shaham (sp?) (I asked her to lead me, it was a blast!)
John Festa
Bill Cameron
Demtre Souliotes
Erik Novoa
Tybaldt Ulrich
Steve Nereen
Arte Philips
Brian Faust
Angel Figueroa
Jason Barnes
John Lindo
Jason Miklic
Doug Rosaur
Mike Topel
Arjay Centeno
Parker Dearborne
Robert Cordoba (last night! ) :)

And that's without taking classes and having been to just a few comps. Oh yeah, and I have a hard time asking pros too, although that wasn't always the case.

I switched to WCS from ballroom over two years ago, and I still can't get used to how wonderfully approachable the pros are. The fact that they are there, social dancing with everyone who asks (er...who makes it through a throng of other women to ask...;) ), is one of the reasons social WCS is as vibrant and exciting as it is. I love it!
 
#31
dancergal said:
Does she dance WCS alot?
I used to see her about half the times I went to The Crest in the late 90s, but I wasn't a regular there. Attendance dropped off and the dance moved to a different venue and I rarely went after that, so I don't know what happened to her dance habit. I remember her as a good dancer, fun to dance with.

dancergal said:
Wow, dancebert, I remember that movie for some reason.
It was a good film made by excellent people: In addition to Kay's Oscar nomination, Holden was a past Oscar winner, it was directed by Clint Eastwood, a future Oscar winner, the Art Director had won three Oscars and was nominated 9 other times. Unlike most films made in and about the 60s (Ok, it was in '72) it dealt with the culture changes in a openminded, non sensationalist way.
 
#32
I wanna go to an event sooooooo badly!

I wanna dance with my teacher, and everyone or anyone!

I wanna dance with anyone! I wanna dance with everyone!
 
#33
leftfeetnyc said:
I didn't even pay attention to the famous part, some of mine are famous-ish (regional):

John Festa
Bill Cameron
Myles Monroe
Demtre Souliotes
Erik Novoa
Tybaldt Ulrich
Hazel Mede-Ulrich
Steve Nereen
Arte Philips
Yuval Hod
Brian Faust
Chuck Brown
Anthony DeRosa (more famous for DJing)
Doug Silton
Updating this:

John Lindo
Carlos Garcia
Kyle Redd
Jason Barns
Jason Miklic
Jason Colacino
Chris DiMaci
Edwin Li
Parker Dearborn
Robert Cordoba
Frankie Manning (I cannot believe of all people I forgot him on my first go-round)
Larry Mongeau
Heavy Grammer
Damon Stone
Phil Onochie
 
#34
(useless post)
With 2 people on this board that I don't remember their usernames, I met them at a social and forgot the names they told me. Maybe they'll see this.
 

luh

Active Member
#35
katja, (ali&katja) - this was really fun
alice from max&alice (montpellier)- i think it was one of the worst dances that evening - but the evening was so good, so that worst dance was still not bad :)
ida from pat&ida - (paris) fun
 

luh

Active Member
#36
I've to update my post. I've recently danced with andrew sutton. really cool. Even though i suck a following, it was really fun. andrew is a cool guy.
luh
 

luh

Active Member
#37
update: Jay Le Roux (Toulouse, France)
Kevin St. Laurent (Barcelona, Spain)
Simona (Bern, Switzerland)
Max Pitruzella (org. Montpellier, France)
Patrick Szmidt (org. Paris, Frane)
Ali (Darmstadt, Germany)
 
#39
John Festa
Bill Cameron
Myles Monroe
Demtre Souliotes
Erik Novoa
Tybaldt Ulrich
Hazel Mede-Ulrich
Steve Nereen
Arte Philips
Yuval Hod
Brian Faust
Chuck Brown
Anthony DeRosa (more famous for DJing)
Doug Silton
John Lindo
Carlos Garcia
Kyle Redd
Jason Barns
Jason Miklic
Jason Colacino
Chris DiMaci
Edwin Li
Parker Dearborn
Robert Cordoba
Frankie Manning (I cannot believe of all people I forgot him on my first go-round)
Larry Mongeau
Heavy Grammer
Damon Stone
Phil Onochie
Continually updating:

Michael Keilbasa
Jordan Frisbee
Robert Royston (OMG, amazing..is changing my dance world)
Margaret Batichuck
Vincenzo Fesi
Andy Reid (many times, starting months back, but I've been forgetting to add him)
Todd Yannacone
 

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