Where did I (Kurt) learn to dance?
I acknowledge an enormous debt of gratitude to my dance instructors, in classes and workshops.
I have had the honor of private lessons with individuals marked with a star (*).
Most of the swing dance figures listed are well-known national champions.
Also listed are some of the Regional Dance Congresses I have attended.


West Coast Swing

Robert Cordoba
Deborah Szekeley *
Angel Figueroa *
Mario Robau *
Debbie Ramsey *
Stephanie Batista *
Anne Fleming *
Jennifer Lyons
Robert Royston
Eric Novoa
John Festa
Kyle Redd
John Lindo
Michael Kiehm
Jordan Frisbee
Tatiana Mollman
Robert Royston
Mike Topel
Maria Cirino *
Steve Ryan *
Bill Cameron
Blake Hobby
Ben Morris
Jean DePalma *
Aswin Van Der Berg *

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current to July 2013
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Lindy Hop
Frankie Manning
Steven Mitchell
Virginie Jensen
Ryan Francois
Nathalie Gomes
Yuval Hod
Skye Humphries *
Catrine Ljunggren *
Edie Jansson *
William Borgida *
Lennart Westerlund *
Eva Lagerqvist
Jojo Jackson *
Louise Thwaite
Ramona Staffeld *
Peter Strom *
Andy Reid
Lucy Dunne
Dave Frutos
Kim Clever

Balboa
Mickey Fortanasce & Kelly Arsenault
Joel Plys & Alison Plys *
Bobby White & Kate Hedin
John DeFranco & Ronda Hamm *

Carolina Shag

Sam West
Charlie Womble *
Jackie McGee
Ellen Taylor
Michael Norris
Susie Beaver
Jeppy McDowell *

Salsa
Felipe Rivera *
Jose Porras *
Victor Jorrin
Edie The Salsa Freak *
Henry Herrera
Nedim Catal
Brian Bromka
Enio Cordoba
Jen Brown
Chelsea Wanner
Jonah Inikori

Ballroom
(Waltz, Tango, Foxtrot, Rumba)
Cornell Ballroom Club
Matt Watkins *
Tom Eurieck *
Andy Proudy *
Eulia Baranovsky
Fran Chesleigh
Teddy Kern
Norton Hyman
Peter Kaufman *
Debbie Figueroa

National and Regional
Competitions/Workshops

Boston Tea Party
Boogie In The Mountains
North American Swing Dance Championships
Summer Hummer
Swing Into Spring
Boston Salsa Congress
Stardust Ballroom Weekend