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Hal Abbott
Honey Abbott
James Adair
Phil Adams
Kris Agerly
Randy Albers
Mousie Albright 
Wally Albright 
Rashul Ali (Russell Williams)
Dennis Allen
Nancy Allen
Rene Allen
Olindo "Lee" Alo
Damien Alvarado
Luke Alvarado
Corine Amatuzio
Frank Amatuzio
Janne Anderson
Teresa Anderson
Louise Andrews
Ron Andrews
Freda Angela Wyckoff
David Appel
Tracey Appel
Ava Apple
Johnny Archer
Venna Archer
Gail Arias
Jamie Arias
Bob Armbruster
Dana Armbruster
Jane Armbruster
Lillian Arnold
Ed Arvizo
Bob Ashley
Jeff Auclair
Matt Auclair
Tim Auclair
Lisa Austin

Hal Abbott

Film Short Subject:
1938 Woody Herman and his Orchestra dancing with with partner Honey Abbott


Honey Abbott

Film Short Subject:
1938 Woody Herman and his Orchestra dancing with partner Hal Abbott


James Adair

Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-11), 1st Place, partner: Jessica Cox
1991 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-11), 3rd Place, partner: Jessica Cox
1992 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-12), 1st Place, partner: Jessica Cox
1993 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-12), 2nd Place, partner: Jessica Cox
1994 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-12), 1st Place, partner: Jessica Cox
1997 US Open, Cabaret Div., 3rd Place, partner Olivia Dasso


Phil Adams

Honors:
1991 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star Nomination
1993 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Rising Star Nomination
1995 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Rising Star Nomination


Kris Agerly

Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Jack-N-Jill Div., 2nd Place, partner: Romero Gonzales.


Randy Albers

Competition Dancing:
1985 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner: Christine Deihl
1990 US Open, Classic Div., 3rd Place, partner: Michele Brakerbill.


Mousie Albright

Motion Pictures
1945 Twice Blessed


Wally Albright

Motion Pictures
1945 Twice Blessed


Rashul Ali

See Russell Williams


Dennis Allen

Competition Dancing:
1987 US Open, Classic Div., 2nd Place, partner: Melinda Comeau


Nancy Allen

Competition Dancing:
1977 National Swing Competition, Contestant, partner: Dewey Burton


Rene Allen

Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 12-18), 3rd Place, partner: Glioia Marchese


Olindo "Lee" Alo

Competition Dancing:
1991 US Open, Masters Div., 4th Place, partner: Carol Werkmeister
1992 US Open, Masters Div., 3rd Place, partner: Carol Werkmeister
1993 US Open, Masters Div., 2nd Place, partner: Carol Werkmeister


Damien Alvarado

Competition Dancing:
1989 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 12-18), 3rd Place, partner: Kristen Oldham
1990 US Open, Young America Divl (ages 12-18), 2nd Place, partner Kristen Oldham


Luke Alvarado

Competition Dancing:
1991 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-11), 2nd Place, partner: Megan Stephens


Corine Amatuzio

Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Masters Div., 3rd Place, partner: Frank Amatuzio
1992 US Open, Masters Div., 4th Place, partner: Frank Amatuzio


Frank Amatuzio

Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Masters Div., 3rd Place, partner: Corine Amatuzio
1992 US Open, Masters Div., 4th Place, partner: Corine Amatuzio


Janne Anderson

Author
In The Swing magazine, Editor/Publisher
Associations
New Attitude Dance Club, San Diego CA, Founder


Teresa Anderson

Competition Dancing:
1994 US Open, Jack-N-Jill Div., 2nd Place, partner: Michael Johnson


Louise Andrews

Was one of the greats of Lindy Hop in the Kat's Corner at the Savoy Ballroom in Harlem, New York City, NY in the 1930s.


Ron Andrews

Television Movie:
1975 Queen Of The Stardust Ballroom, partner: Darlene Goree
Television Variety Show:
1958 Al Jarvis Show
Competition Dancing:
1973 Worlds Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, partner: Darlene Goree
Honors:
1992 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Shining Star Nomination.


Freda Angela Wyckoff

Moiton Pictures:
1941 Four Jills In A Jeep
1945 Twice Blessed
1946 Junior Prom, Teenagers At The
1954 Living It Up, partner: Danny Donahoe
1956 Rock Around the Clock, partner: George Christopherson ... Film Clip
1956 Bundle of Joy, partner Lenny Smith
1956 Don't Knock The Rock
1957 Calypso Heat Wave, partner: Danny Donahoe
1957 Carnival Rock, partner Gil Brady
1957 Untamed Youth, partner Lennie Smith
1959 Juke Box Rhythm, partner Lenny Smith
....... Death In Doses, partner Lennie Smith
Television Variety Shows:
1950s Eddie Cantor Show, partner: George Christopherson
1950s Al Jarvis Show, partner: George Christopherson
1950s Yeakle Brothers' Highway to Stardom "Dance Til Dawn," partner: George Christopherson
Home Movies, Jam Sessions, Unknown
1955 Unknown, partner George Christopherson
1955 Home Movie, partner George Christopherson
Late 1960's Arthur Murray Tape, partner Dave ???
1982 Bobby McGee's Dance Party, partner Bobby Hefner
Jam at Bobby McGee's
Publications:
Jitterbug Magazine (Sept. 1992 pg 11, Article & Photo).
Honors:
1992 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Golden Star Award.
Video Clips:
1955 George Christoperheon & Freda Angela Wyckoff ... 1 ... 2
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<David Appel

Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Cabaret Div., 2nd Place, partner Tracey Appel
1994 US Open, Cabaret Div., 2nd Place, partner Tracey Appel
1995 US Open, Showcase Div., 1st Place, partner Tracey Appel


Tracey Appel

Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Cabaret Div., 2nd Place, partner: David Appel
1994 US Open, Cabaret Div., 2nd Place, partner: David Appel
1995 US Open, Showcase Div., 1st Place, partner David Appel


Ava Apple

Competition Dancing:
1988 US Open, Shocase Div., 5th Place, partner: Andre' Washington
1990 US Open, Shocase Div., 5th Place, partner: Andre' Washington
1990 US Open, Cabaret Div., 2nd Place, partner: Andre' Washington


Johnny Archer (B: 3/20/1917, D: 11/20/1999)

Motion Pictures:
1943 Jive Junction
1944 Hollywood Canteen
1944 Ghost Catchers, partner Vena Archer ... Film Clip
1945 The Horn Blows At Midnight
1946 Junior Prom
Honors:
1994 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Golden Star Award


Venna Archer

Motion Pictures:
1944 Ghost Catchers, partner Johnny Archer ... Film Clip
Honors:
1992 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Golden Star Award


Gail Arias

Web Site
Competition Dancing:
1991 US Open, Showcase Div., 2nd Place, partner: Jamie Arias
1993 US Open, Showcase Div., 2nd Place, partner: Jamie Arias
1994 US Open, Showcase Div., 3rd Place, partner: Jamie Arias
Publication:
The American Patriot (Summer 1993, Article & Photo)


Jamie Arias

Web Site
Motion Pictures:
1991 Midnight Rider
Television Variety Shows:
1982 Dance Fever, partner: Susan Andrews (Doing Hustle 1/30/1982)
....... Kicks
Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Showcase Div., 4th Place, partner: Petra Tunmar
1991 US Open, Showcase Div., 2nd Place, partner: Gail Arias
1993 US Open, Showcase Div., 2nd Place, partner: Gail Arias
1994 US Open, Showcase Div., 3rd Place, partner: Gail Arias
Publication:
The American Patriot (Summer 1993, Article & Photo)
Honors
1995 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Rising Star Nomination


Bob Armbruster

Competition Dancing:
1973 World Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner: Jane Armbruster


Dana Armbruster

Competition Dancing:
1991 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 12-18), 3rd Place, partner: Tim Auclair


Jane Armbruster

Competition Dancing:
1973 World Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner: Bob Armbruster


Lillian Arnold

Lillian danced with partner Lawrence "Lolly" Wise with the Ray Rand Swing Dancers group in the 1930s. They danced in most theatres and night clubs in California. Every New Years, for four years, they would dance in several different night clubs in Palm Springs California.
Movies:
1939 Start Cheering, partner Lolly Wise ... Film Clip


Ed Arvizo

Competition Dancing:
1992 US Open, Masters Div., 2nd Place, partner: Mary Ruth


Bob Ashley

Motion Pictures:
1942 The Powers Girl, partner: Irene Thomas
1944 Jive Junction, partner: Jeanne (Phelps) Veloz
1944 Ghost Catchers
1944 Follow The Boys
1945 Twice Blessed
Film Short Subject:
1944 Groovie Movie
Zoot Jitter Bug ... Film Clip
Honors:
1992 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Stellar Star Award


Jeff Auclair

Competition Dancing:
1991 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 12-18), 1st Place, partner: Niki Stebe
1992 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 13-18), 2nd Place, partner: Niki Stebe


Matt Auclair

Competition Dancing:
1992 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-12), 2nd Place, partner Michelle Kile
1993 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-12), 3rd Place, partner Michelle Kile
1994 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 13-17), 1st Place, partner Megan McKechan
1995 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 13-17), 3rd Place, partner Megan McKechan


Tim Auclair

Competition Dancing:
1991 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 12-18), 3rd Place, partner Dana Armbruster
1993 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 13-18), 2nd Place, partner Kim Seil
1994 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 13-18), 2nd Place, partner Kate Berardino
1995 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 13-17), 1st Place, partner Katie Berardino
1997 US Open, Classic Div., 4th Place, partner Michelle Wells


Lisa Austin

Competition Dancing
1995 US Open, Showcase Div., 7th Place, partner Barry Durand
1997 US Open, Showcase Div., 5th Place, partner Barry Durand
1997 US Open, Cabaret Div., 1st Place, partner Barry Durand

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