resumeMy resume as an teacher/organizer/performer/dancer is occasionally brought up to date.
ancient history?My previous record of dates and significant dance events in my life. (in mostly chronological order):
1996/11/08 Started dancing Founding member of the Jumpin' JiveCats dance troup in Colorado: 1998/02/20 - Ran/performed at CSU Swing Night - 500 attendees 1998/02/21 - Performed @ Starlight Ballroom w/ Hot Tomatoes 1998/03/?? - Performed @ Women's Aviation Conference 1998/04/17 - Performed for Frankie Manning @ Frankie Workshop Taught privates and group lessons in Colorado Ran the CSU Swing Kids web page/calendar 1998/02? Front page of newspapers The Edge and FriDay (Colorado) Has appeared on network TV, and on local TV in San Francisco. Has taken privates with Steven Mitchell, Peter Strom, Ulrika and Beni of the Rhythm Hot Shots, Catrine Ljungren of the RHS, Sing Lim, and Chad Kubo (SF) amongst many others. Has also studied with Ryan Francois, Rob van Haaren & Diane Thomas, Josie Say, Frankie Manning and Erik and Sylvia ('98 Amer Lindy Hop Champion - Hollywood Style), David Dalmo, Kenneth and Helena, etc.. Danced in the corporate video for the Steve Goode band. Was a member of the SwingCats, Rob van Haaren's dance troupe. 1998? 2nd place USO Dance North Bay (w/ Caroline?) 1998/09?/? 1st place (w/ Lara Venard) $250 1998/10/24 Dancer for ABC transition 1999/03/04 1st place, Opening night Mexicali Rose, Hayward CA, $200 (w/ Maggie Moon) 1999/03 Photos featured prominently in San Francisco Magazine article on swing. 1999/03/26 Taught Lindy weekend workshop in Iowa with Katie J. (60+ people in foundations class, 30 in intermediate class). 1999/04/06 My favorite incident, though, was when I embarassed myself completely by dancing with a friend at San Jose Stadium before a concert to Choo Choo Ch'Boogie. We realized we were being watched when the entire back of the stadium erupted in applause at the end of the song. Yikes. 1999/05/08 Performed and helped choreograph a paired couples swing number with Maggie, Claudine and Owen (to Slim Gaillard's '8, 9 and 10') Was supposed to be in a swing scene in the Robin Williams movie _Bicentennial Man_ but they wanted to cut my hair. No sir. Oh well. 2001/02/12 Dancing extra for corporate promotional video (filmed @ Broadway) for the Grand Prix of Swing to be held in SF in 2002. Video stars Kev/Mag and Erik/Sylvia. 2002/02/26 First place in Jack&Jill prelims @ Broadway 2002/11/29 Once again, was offered a featured dancer role in the cheezy "Swing, The Movie", but once again, hair cutting was required. Feverishly dances 5-9 times a week in San Francisco. -- missed some updates here.. -- 2003/12/4-7 Organizer: SFLX event "The Weekend" as a 5 year anniversary of the first Lindy Exchange ever 2004/08/01? Featured dancer role in "feature" film "It's All in a Nights Work" 2004/09/14 Assembled troupe and took second place in Kevin and Carla's "You Got Swung" competition (troupe swing battle) 2004/09/23 Auditioned/joined Kevin & Carla's Three Minute Maniacs (till 2005/10/26) 2004/12/11 3MM Performance: Sac Convention Center [Teichert Const] (w/ Kat) 2004/12/18 3MM Performance: Lindybomb Union Square (w/ Stacie) 2004/12/31 3MM Performance: USS Hornet (w/ Stacie) 2005/06/18 3MM Performance: San Francisco Free Folk Festival (w/ Stacie) 2005/07/17 Taught stealing class Herräng (>100) w/ Jeremy, Heide, Jeanine 2005/07/27 Taught blues class Herräng w/ Karissa (Seattle) 2005/../.. Various times: Taught at Fri Nt Blues 2005/10/03 Taught junior high Lindy class (for Mihai's East Bay gig) 2005/10/09 BBtB Contest: 10th Strictly (vs 5 star couples), 8th Jack&Jill 2005/10/18 Corporate gig (Tyco) with Haley, SF City Hall 2006/01/06&12 Taught 920 intermediate Lindy w/ Heidi 2006/02/14 2nd place (w/ Haley) at Redwood City Swing. Got a 1st, two 2nds, 3rd, 4th and then 2 last places from the 2 non-Blues dancing judges. (Without them we would have had first) Also got into Diversity Jack&Jill finals. 2006/02/25 Strictly Blues Contest Finals (6th) w/Haley at Tangoed Up In Blues 2006/04/29 4th in Jack & Jill Blues Contest Finals at Cheap Thrills 2006/06/12 3rd in Jack & Jill Blues Contest at "Roots" opening night 2006/07/05 Taught blues class wk1 Herräng w/ Haley 2006/07/12 Taught blues class wk2 Herräng w/ Karissa (Seattle) 2007/03/02-4 Featured instructor: Enter The Blues (Atlanta) 2007/03/09 Organizer, Featured instructor: Blues Rising (San Francisco) 2007/07/24&31 Taught blues class wk4/5 Herräng w/ Haley 2007/12/27-31 Blues & Lindy instructor: Lindy Focus VI (Asheville) 2008/01/25-26 Featured instructor: Enter The Blues (Atlanta) 2008/01/08 Burn Blue @ Waids (Seattle) 2008/02/10 1st in Jack & Jill Lindy Hop at Redwood City's "Rhythm Lounge" 2008/04/29 Ellington Hall Blues Workshop (Santa Rosa) 2008/07/15 Taught/performed Herräng Blues Night 2008/05/9-11 Cambridge Blues Workshop (Ursula) 2008/05/17-18 Strassbourg Lindy Workshop (Ursula) 2008/05/24-25 Zurich Blues Workshop (Ursula) 2008/05/31-06/01 Budapest Blues Workshop (Ursula) 2008/09/12-15 Co-organizer: SFLX'08: San Francisco Lindy Exchange 2008 2008/10/24-26 Instructor: Lindy On The Edge - Stavanger, Norway 2008/10/31-11/2 Instructor: Stir It! (Zurich) 2008/11/08-09 Instructor: Copenhagen, Denmark workshop 2009/.. Many instructor gigs 2009/07 Taught/performed Herräng Blues Night 2009/09/19 Opened The Rent Party weekly venue