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California Swing Dance Hall of Fame 
Eunice Callan
Bill Cameron
Lyndee Campbell
Cay Cannon
Cate Caplin
Jack Carey (Dossey)
Shea Carver
Malin Caspersen
Mattias Caspersen
Shannon Chance
Frank Chase
Felix Chavez
Joel Childress
Marvel Childress
Cher Chilton
Freddie Christopherson
George Christopherson
Caroline Christy
Ronald Christy
Ed Cirio
Randy Clements
Kim Clever-Jones
Jackie Cobb
Jerry Cobb
Judy Cohen
Jason Colacino
Michael Colburn
Gene Cole (Shadow)
Allison Coleman
Dean Collins
Mary Collins
Melinda Comeau
Congaroos
Linda Cook
Betty Corbus
Enio Cordoba
Robert Cordoba
Lisa Cortez
Ricardo Cortez
Gloria Cotchonis
Bista Countess
Melissa Cowles
Walter Couston
Jessica Cox
Bill Crabtree
Penny Crabtree
Jerry Crim
Susie Crim
Amber Burke Cross 
Cameo Cross Mike Cross Eddie Cummings

Eunice Callen

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.


Bill Cameron

Competition Dancing
1996 SOS Grand Nationals, Classic Div., 5th Place, partner Blake Hobby
1997 SOS Grand Nationals, Classic Div., 5th Place, partner Blake Hobby
1997 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Blake Hobby
1997 Greater Phoenix SDC Invitational Jack & Jill, 2nd Place


Lyndee Campbell

Competition Dancing
1995 US Open, Classic Div., 10th Place, partner Gary Jobst


Cay Cannon

Pubisher/Editor/Author:
Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of Dance Action Magazine, Accion De Tango Magazine, and Jitterbug Magazine
Dance Event Producer:
Founder and producer of the Feather Awards
Dance Instructor
Former owner, manager and instructor for Authur Murray Dance Studios


Cate Caplin

Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Cabaret Div., 1st Place, partner Tom Slater


Jack Carey (Dossey)

Motion Pictures:
1954 Living It Up, partner Lorraine Edwards ... Film Clip
1956 Rock Around The Clock ... Film Clip
Television Variety Shows:
Bob Hope Show
Benny Reuben Show
Red Skelton Show
Competition Dancing: 1949 Los Angeles Examiner's Harvest Moon Ball, Swing Div., Winner, partner Loraine Edwards
1991 US Open, Masters Div., 2nd Place, partner Annie Hirsch
Honors:
1990 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Shining Star Award
Publication:
1992 Jitterbug Magazine (Sept. 1992 - pg 10 Article & Photo; pg 31 Photo)
Also See:
Wikipedia


Shea Carver

Competition Dancing
1995 US Open, Classic Div., 8th Place, partner Brent Key


Malin Caspersen

Competition Dancing
1995 Swedish Jitterbug Swing Dance Championships, Jitterbug Div., 3rd Place, partner Mattias Caspersen


Mattias Caspersen

Competition Dancing
1995 Swedish Jitterbug Swing Dance Championships, Jitterbug Div., 3rd Place, partner Malin Caspersen


Shannon Chance

Competition Dancing:
1989 US Open, Young America Div., 1st Place, partner Craig Devlin


Frank Chase

imdb.com listing
Moiton Picture:
1958 Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman


Felix Chavez

Competition Dancing:
1992 US Open, Cabaret Div., 3rd Place, partner Karen Lee-Bridge


Joel Childress

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Marvel Childress

Honors:
1993 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Stellar Star Award


Cher Chilton

Competition Dancing
1995 US Open, Masters Div., 1st Place, partner John Boden


Freddie Christopherson

Motion Pictures:
1933 College Humor
Film Clip - Home Movie: Fred & Betty Christopherson


George Christopherson

Motion Pictures:
1956 Rock Around the Clock, partner Freda Angela Wyckoff ... Film Clip
Television Variety Shows:
1950s Eddie Cantor Show , partner Freda Angela Wyckoff
1950s Al Jarvis Show
Yeakle Brothers' Highway to Stardom "Dance Til Dawn."
Home Movies & Unknown Sources
1955 Unknown, partner Freda Angela Wyckoff
1955 Home Movie, partner Freda Angela Wyckoff
Competition Dancing:
1973 World Swing Dance Championships, 3rd Place, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner Dawn Manganelli
Honors:
1991 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Shining Star Nomination
1992 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Golden Star Nomination
1993 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Golden Star Award
Photo:
1986 Orange County Register, Orange County, CA (June 20, 1986 - pg 29)
Video Clips:
1955 George Christoperheon & Freda Angela ... 1 ... 2


Caroline Christy

Honors
1995 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Shining Star Award


Ronald Christy

Competition Dancing
1997 US Open, Cabaret Div., 5th Place, partner Jacqueline Malanosky


Ed Cirio

Honors:
1992 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Rising Star Nomination


Randy Clements

Motion Pictures:
1991 Midnight Rider
Competition Dancing:
1986 US Open, Classic Div., 5th Place, partner Martha Huttash
1988 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place (tie), partner Diana Robert
1989 US Open, Classic Div., 2nd Place, partner Valerie LaFemina


Kim Clever-Jones

Competition Dancing
1997 US Open, Lindy Hop Div., 5th Place, partner David Frutos


Jackie Cobb

Competition Dancing:
1973 World Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner Jerry Cobb
Honors:
1991 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Shining Star Award


Jerry Cobb

Competition Dancing:
1973 World Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner Jackie Cobb


Judy Cohen

Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Jack-N-Jill Div., 1st Place, partner Louis Juarez


Jason Colacino

Competition Dancing:
1994 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 13-17), 3rd Place, partner Sara Van
1998 Phoenix July 4th, Champions Div., 1st Place, partner Mary Ann Nunez


Michael Colburn

Competition Dancing:
1994 US Open, Strictly Swing Div., 4th Place, partner Terri Horiuchi
1995 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star Nomination


Gene "Shadow" Cole

Motion Picture:
1941 Buck Privates


Allison Coleman

Competition Dancing
1995 US Open, Young America Div. (age 6-12), 2nd Place, partner Chris Russo


Dean Collins (Rudkowsky) (5/29/1917 to 7/24/1998)

Dean danced in over 40 movies and choreographed many more. He was Dance Magazine's Dancer of the Year for 1936. Many people believe Dean was the greatest swing dancer that ever lived.
Motion Pictures:
1941 Buck Privates, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1941 Dance Hall, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1941 Hellzapoppin', danced with Martha Rae
1941 Lets Make Music ... Film Clip
1941 The Get-Away
1941 Playmates, partner Jewel McGowan
1942 The Powers Girl, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1942 Ride Em' Cowboy, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1942 Hi, Neighbor, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1942 Springtime In The Rockies, partner Jewel McGowan
1942 The Talk of the Town, partner Jewel McGowan
1942 They All Kissed the Bride
1942 Rings On Her Fingers, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1943 Thumbs Up
1943 Always A Brides Maid, partner Jewel McGowan
1943 Kid Dynamite, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1943 Young Ideas, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1944 Canterville Ghost
1944 Ghost Catchers ... Film Clip
1944 Sing A Jingle
1944 Strange Affair
1945 Lets Go Steady
1945 Horn Blows at Midnight, partner Jeanne (Phelps) Veloz
1945 George White's Scandals
1945 Sensations Of 1945, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1946 Junior Prom, Teenagers At The ... Film Clips: ... 1
1946 Till The End Of Time
1954 Living It Up, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
Film Short Subjects:
Frankie Manning & Dean Collins (Comparing Dance Styles) ... Film Clip
1939?? Tabby the Cat ... Film Clip
1941 Jazzy Joe, partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1942 Glen Gray And The Casa Loma Orchestra (Shim Sham), partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
1942 The Chool Song, partner Jewel McGowan (as "Collette") ... Film Clip
???? Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra
???? The Baby Boogie, Partner Jewel McGowan ... Film Clip
Television Movie:
1975 Queen Of The Stardust Ballroom ... Film Clips
Television Documentary:
1993 In the Kingdom of Swing, using film clips of Dean & partner Jewel McGowan (Dec. 1993, Short subject on Benny Goodman shown on PBS)
Television Variety Show:
1983 Steve Allen how "In The Swing," partner Mary Collins (12/7/1983)
Television News:
1981 Eye on LA (at PIPS Night Club in Beverly Hills, CA)
1982 Bobby McGee's Dance Party, partner Mary Collins
1983 Two On The Town, partner Mary Collins (2/3/1983)
Choreography:
1944 Ghost Catchers Movie
Honors:
1990 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Stellar Star Award
Publication:
Dance Magazine (1936 Article)
Jitterbug Magazine (Sept. 1992 - pg 10 Article & Photo)
Author:
Many articles in the California Swing Club Newsletter
Asociations:
California Swing Club, President
Web Links:
imdb.com
YouTube
Baby Boogie
Wikipedia
Internet Movie Database
Biography - The Hollywood Jitterbugs
Biography - StreetSwing.com
Biography - SavoyBallroom.com


Mary Collins

Television Variety Show:
1982 Bobby McGee's Dance Party, partner Dean Collins ... Film Clip
1983 Steve Allen Show "In The Swing," partner Dean Collins (12/7/1983)
1983 Two On The Town, partner Dean Collins (2/3/1983)


Melinda Comeau

Competition Dancing:
1987 US Open, Classic Div., 2nd Place, partner Dennis Allen
1991 US Open, Classic Div., U.S., 5th Place, Rob Van Haaren
Motion Pictures:
1989 Limit-Up
Honors
1995 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Rising Star Nomination


Congaroos

A Lindy Hop dance team with members:
Frankie Manning & Ann Johnson
Russell Williams (AKA: Rashul Ali) & Willa Mae Ricker


Linda Cook

Honors:
1990 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Rising Star Nomination
1991 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star Award
Publications:
Jitterbug Magazine (Sept. 1992 - pg 29 Article & Photo)


Betty Corbus

Honors
1995 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Women's Special Achievement Award


Enio Cordoba

Email: ProDnzr@aol.com
Competition Dancing:
1994 US Open, Cabaret Div. (Couples), 4th Place, partner: Terryl Jones


Robert Cordoba

Web Site
E-mail
Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Classic Div., 2nd Place, partner Karen Lee
1991 US Open, Classic Div., 2rd Place, partner Keldee Bjerkness
1992 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Keldee Bjerknes
1993 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Melanie Roberts
1994 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Melanie Roberts
1995 US Open, Classic Div., 3rd Place, partner Keldee Bjerknes
Honors:
1993 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Rising Star Award
Publication:
Jitterbug Magazine (Sept. 1992 - pg 20 Photo)


Lisa Cortez

Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Jack-N-Jill, 3rd Place, partner Mark Scheuffele
1994 US Open, Strictly Swing Div., 2nd Place, partner Ricardo Cortez
1995 US Open, Showcase Div., 4th Place, partner Ricardo Cortez
1997 US Open, Classic Div., 3rd Place, partner Christopher Jo


Ricardo Cortez

Competition Dancing:
1994 US Open, Strictly Swing Div., 2nd Place, partner Lisa Cortez
1995 US Open, Showcase Div., 4th Place, partner Lisa Cortez


Gloria Cotchonis

Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Masters Div., 4th Place, partner Jack Willingham.


Bista Countess

Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Cabaret Div., 3rd Place, partner Jason Nemer


Melissa Cowles

Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-12), 1st Place, partner Spencer Smith


Walter Couston

Motion Pictures:
...... Having A Wonderful Life


Jessica Cox

Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-11), 1st Place, partner James Adair
1991 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-11), 3rd Place, partner James Adair
1992 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-12), 1st Place, partner James Adair
1993 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-12), 2nd Place, partner James Adair
1994 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-12), 1st Place, partner James Adair


Bill Crabtree

Competition Dancing:
1973 World Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner Penny Crabtree


Penny Crabtree

Competition Dancing:
1973 World Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner Bill Crabtree


Jerry Crim

Competition Dancing:
1973 World Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner Susie Crim
1977 National Swing Competition, Contestant, partner Jody Bridges
1985 US Open, Classic Div., 5th Place, partner Jody Bridges
1988 US Open, Classic Div., 5th Place, partner Jody Bridges
1986 US Open, Classic Div., 4th Place, partner Jody Bridges
1990 US Open, Jack-N-Jil Div.l, 1st Place, partner Michele Mayers Kinkaid
Honors:
1985 U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships, Humanitarian Award
Instructional Videos:
Jerry is the instructor on several of the videos


Susie Crim

Competition Dancing:
1973 World Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner Jerry Crim


Amber Burke Cross

Web Site

Competition Dancing:
1979 US Open, Showcase Div., 1st Place, partner Mike Cross
1991 US Open, Showcase Div., 5th Place, partner Mike Cross
1992 US Open, Classic Div., 3rd Place, partner Mike Cross
1995 US Open, Classic Div., 7th Place, partner Mike Cross
Honors
2012 Inducted into the World Swing Dance Council Hall of Fame, partner Mike Cross
Videos:
YouTube
1995 ASDC
Web Links:
Mike & Amber's Web Site
Facebook


Cameo Cross

Daughter of Mike & Amber Cross

Videos (Adult):
Strictly Swing Dance America. partner: Louis Crespo
Michigan Classic 2011 All-Star Chamion Jack & Jill, partner Jason Marker
Dance Camp Chicago 2011, partner: Carlos Garcia
Videos (Child):
Youngest West Coast Swing Dancer ... Partner: Mike Cross (Fahter)
Cameo Cross & Thomas Parrott


Mike Cross

Web Site

Competition Dancing:

1979 US Open, Showcase Div., 1st Place, partner Amber Burke
1991 US Open, Showcase Div., 5th Place, partner Amber Burke Cross
1992 US Open, Classic Div., 3rd Place, partner Amber Burke Cross
1995 US Open, Classic Div., 7th Place, partner Amber Burke Cross
Honors
2012 Inducted into the World Swing Dance Council Hall of Fame, partner Amber Cross
Videos:
YouTube
1995 ASDC
Web Links:
Mike & Amber's Web Site
Facebook
Youngest West Coast Swing Dancer ... Partner: Mike Cross (Fahter)


Eddie Cummings

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