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Instructors

Cody & Christy Kerr

Cody started swing dancing in 2009 after discovering that he could take lessons without a partner. He began with Lindy Hop, Balboa and Charleston, then Collegiate Shag. Over time, he has dabbled in other dance forms but has maintained his passion for vintage swing dances. Cody teaches and DJs for Strictly Swing Spokane on Thursday evenings, but by day, he's a real estate agent. If you want to see what life is like at his day job, visit him at www.codykerr.com.

Christy began trying various dance styles in Anchorage, Alaska in 2004. Her life was changed when she saw a couple dancing Lindy Hop. Upon seeing Lindy's famous "swivels," she pointed at the couple and said, "I want to learn THAT!" It didn't take long for her to fall in love with swing dancing. In the following years in Alaska, she coordinated classes, hosted a monthly swing dance, and started a performance team. Christy moved to Kentucky to return to school for a degree in Education Studies in 2009, and she met her future husband, Cody, at a swing dance in 2010.

 

Cody and Christy were married in 2012 and became dance partners for life. Their love for dancing has led them to dance at events throughout the world and they also competed on the HepCats swing dance performance and competition team in Lexington, KY. This troop of swingin' cats performed and competed in events throughout the mid-west and also competed at a national event two years in a row, taking 2nd place in both years.

 

They moved to Spokane, WA in the fall of 2014 and were encouraged to start teaching lessons. They started Strictly Swing Spokane in Spring 2015 and were overwhelmed by the incredible support they received from the community. Cody and Christy love dancing together and sharing their joy for the dance with friends and strangers alike. They are excited to share their passion for swing dancing and hope to see YOU on the dance floor!

Joel & Jackie Plys

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Stacey Brown

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Amanda Darr

Amanda has been dancing all types of social dances and some solo since 2001. She began dancing in college and was hooked. She danced for various teams over the years. It seemed like she could never get enough dance so she attended many workshops and entered some competitions, placing in a handful. She loves how when social dancing you experience something that cannot be replicated anywhere else in life and that is how you connect to your partner, the music and the floor and sometimes an audience simultaneously. She wants to share this passion with everyone! So please, when you see her, ask her to dance!

Clayton Fosberg

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Jason Goetz

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Tom Hamming

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Retta Hill

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Robyn Reeves

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Gena Warner

Gena began her dancing journey in 2013 in Riverside, California. She went to her first dance and saw a couple doing Lindy Hop and was instantly hooked. It wasn't long before she began teaching beginning classes and DJing at that very same venue. She has danced and attended workshops all over Southern and Northern California, New Zealand, Montana, and more recently Washington and Idaho. She has a passion for all of the swing dance styles, but Lindy Hop and Balboa are her favorite. She loves to share her passion and knowledge with fellow dancers and muggles (non-dancers) whenever she has the opportunity. After moving to Idaho in 2017, she continues to teach/DJ and is an active member of the Spokane, Washington dance community. She is excited to see what the future holds and is looking forward to dancing for the rest of her life!