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Who's Who in Swing Dance

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Lena Ramberg
Debbie Ramsey
Ray Rand Dancers
Diane Randazzo
Bob Ransom
H. Leon Raper
Albert Reese
Patti Regman
Irene Reiger
Dino Restelli
Rhythm Hot Shots
Åsa Rickardsson
Billy Ricker
Wella Mae Ricker
Terry Rippa
Sherri Rivera Ruggerio
Mario Robau, Jr.
Mario Robau, Sr.
Diana Robert
Melonie Roberts
Dave Robinson
Bess Rodriguez
Ken Roesel
Carlito Rofoli
Alice Rogan
Paula Rogers
Judy Rooms
Roseland Ballroom Stars
Herb Rosen
Rosalie Rosen
Terry Rosenborough
Lori Ross
Dale Rouggly
Robert Royston
Chris Russo
Mary Ruth

Lena Ramberg

Lena danced with the Rhythm Hot Shots - an outstanding Lindy Hop performing group from Sweden.


Debbie Ramsey

Competition Dancing:
1985 US Open, Showcase Div., 4th Place, partner Avner Uzan
1986 US Open, Showcase Div., 5th Place, partner Avner Uzan
1989 US Open, Showcase Div., 5th Place, partner Avner Uzan
1989 US Open, Classic Div., 5th Place, partner Avner Uzan
1990 US Open, Showcase Div., 2nd Place, partner Avner Uzan
1992 US Open, Advanced Jack-N-Jill Div., 2nd Place, partner Louis Juarez
1994 US Open, Showcase Div., 4th Place, partner Avner Uzan
Honors:
1991 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star Nomination
1992 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star Nomination
1993 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star Award


Ray Rand Dancers

In 1936 at the California State Fair in Pomona they danced in competition every day against Whitey's Lindy Hoppers. The group danced in almost every theatre and night club in California. They also danced every new years eve for four years in several different night clubs in Palm Springs California. The dancers were Maxie Dorf & Mary McCaslin and Lawrence "Lolly" Wise & Lillian Arnold. Ray Rand's real name was Ray Randazzle.
Film & Video Clips: 1 ...


Diane Randazzo

Competition Dancing:
1986 US Open, Jack-N-Jill, 1st Place, partner Robert Bryant


Bob Ransom

Competition Dancing:
1973 World Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner Mary Thompson.


H. Leon Raper - General Information - Dance Biography

Competition Dancing:
1973 Worlds Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner Colleen Johnson-Raper
Many Others: over 400 competitions in California, Las Vegas, etc.
1973 San Diego Swing Dance Festival ... Video
1972 West Coast Swing Dance Festival ... Video
Television Movie:
1975 Queen Of The Stardust Ballroom, partner Colleen Johnson-Raper ... Film Clips
Honors:
2008 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Golden Star Nomination
2010 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Golden Star Award
Associations:
Jitterbug Club of America, Founder & President (1973-1975)
Competition Swing Dancers Assn, Founding Member, Los Angeles, CA (1973)
Flagstaff Swing Dance Club, Inc., Founder & President (1993-1995)
Verde Valley Swing Dance Club, Founder & President (2000)
Swing Dance Research & Historical Association, Founder & President (1994- )
World Swing Dance Council, Professional Member
Publications:
Jitterbug Magazine (Sept 1992 - pg 23 Article & Photo)
U.S. Swing Dance Council Newsletter (Oct. 1992 Bio & Photo)
The Register Newspaper (Oct. 27, 1974 Article & Photo), Orange County, CA.
Le chant des Eve La danse des Adam by Stephanie Del Regno (picture on page 294)
Author: (Many Articles)
Jitterbug Magazine
National Teachers Assn. Newsletter
Swing Jammers News - Country Calendar
(Many other Magazines and Newsletters)
Who's Who in Swing Dance book published in July 1995 on the Internet
Dance Dictionary book published on the Internet
Dance Instruction:
Raper's Dance Teachers Corner
Country Western Half-Time Dance Lesson
Contact Information:
H. Leon Raper ... Email: Raper@Raper.com
Scottsdale, AZ USA
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Albert Reese

Film Short Subject:
1946 Boogiemania


Patti Regman

Competition Dancing:
1985 US Open, Classic Div., 2nd Place, partner Al White


Irene Reiger

Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Masters Div., 4th Place, partner Don Davis
Honors:
1994 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Special Achievement Award


Dino Restelli

Honors:
1993 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Golden Star Nomination


Rhythm Hot Shots

From Stockholm Sweden became interested in the old 1930s style of Swing Dancing. They brought to Sweden guest Swing Dancers such as Albert Minns and Frankie Manning of the old Savoy Ballroom fame. The outstanding dancing of the Rhythm Hot Shots has renewed an interest in the Lindy Hop throughout the World.
Internet Information
E-mail: trhs@dancing.org
Web Site: http://www.rhythmhotshots.com/
Article & Photo:
1988 United States Swing Dance Council "Swing Dance Journal" (Jan. 1988)
Members of the Rhythm Hot Shots (Current & Past)
David Dalmo
Ulrika Ericsson
Beni Furrer
Linda Geismar
Eddie Jansson
Anita Kankimåki
Eva Lagerqvist
Anders Lind
Catrine Ljunggren
Lars Lundberg
Mattias Lundmark
Åsa Palm
Lena Ramberg
Ewa Staremo
Ulrika Thulin
Martin Wedby
Lennart Westerlund


Åsa Rickardsson

Competition Dancing
1995 Swedish Swing Dance Championships, Jitterbug Div., 1st Place, partner David Dalmo


Billy Ricker

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.
Motion Pictures:
1941 Hellzapoppin', partner Norma Miller (Whitey's Lindy Hoppers)


Wella Mae Ricker

Motion Pictures:
1941 Hellzapoppin', partner Al Minns (Whitey's Lindy Hoppers)
1948 Killer Diller, partner Russell Williams (AKA: Rashul Ali)


Terry Rippa

Teacher:
1994 Dallas Push Club


Sherri Rivera Ruggerio

Honors:
1993 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Shining Star Nomination


Mario Robau, Jr.

Competition Dancing:
1989 US Open, Showcase Div., 4th Place, partner Tamara Moody
1990 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Francis Bostwick
1991 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Valerie LaFemina
1992 US Open, Grand Champion Jack-N-Jill, 5th Place, partner Sharlot Jansen
1995 US Open, Classic Div., 2nd Place, partner Carmen Scarborough


Mario Robau, Sr.

Competition Dancing
1995 US Open, Masters Div., 3rd Place, partner Pris McInroe


Diana Robert

Competition Dancing:
1988 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place (tie), partner Randy Clements
1989 US Open, Showcase Div., 1st Place, partner Barry Jones


Melonie Roberts

Competition Dancing:
1992 US Open, Classic Div., 4th Place, partner Atlas Griffith
1993 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Robert Cordoba
1994 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Robert Cordoba
1995 US Open, Street Swing Div., 2nd Place, partner Christopher Jo


Dave Robinson

Honors:
1993 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Shining Star Nomination


Bess Rodriguez

Competition Dancing:
1997 US Open, Masters Div., 4th Pace
2012 Boogie By The Bay, Masters Strictly, 1st Place
2012 US Open Masters Strictly, 2nd Place
Over 50 other events

Honors:
1996 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star
2012 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Rising Star

Director:
2014 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame Director

 


Ken Roesel

Competition Dancing
1997 D.C. Swing Fling, Invitational Jack & Jill, 1st Place, partner Blake Hobby


Carlito Rofoli

Honors:
1990 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star Nomination
1991 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star Nomination
1992 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star Nomination
1993 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Nova Star Nomination


Alice Rogan

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


Paula Rogers

Competition Dancing:
1991 US Open, Cabaret Div., 3rd Place, partner Larry Kern
1993 US Open, Showcase Div., 5th Place, partner Larry Kern


Judy Rooms

Competition Dancing:
1986 US Open, Classic Div., 3rd Place, partner Al Neel.


Roseland Ballroom Stars

Lou Levy


Herb Rosen

Herb and his wife Rosalie have been great supporters of Swing Dance for many years.
Television News
1983 Two On The Town, partner Rosalie Rosen (2/3/1983)


Rosalie Rosen

Rosalie and her husband Herb have been great supporters of Swing Dance for many years.
Associations:
UCCA President
Television News
1983 Two On The Town, partner Herb Rosen (2/3/1983)


Terry Rosenborough

Competition Dancing:
1989 US Open, Jack-N-Jill, 2nd Place, partner Laura Telesky
1991 US Open, Jack-N-Jill, 1st Place, partner Irene Nishino


Lori Ross

One of the first dancers to include Argentine Tango moves into West Coast Swing.


Dale Rouggly

Competition Dancing:
1987 US Open, Showcase Div., 3rd Place, partner Sherry Lawson
1988 US Open, Showcase Div., 1st Place, partner Sherry Lawson
1989 US Open, Showcase Div., 2nd Place, partner Sherry Lawson
1990 US Open, Showcase Div., 3rd Place, partner Sherry Lawson;
1992 US Open, Grand Champion Jack-N-Jill, 2nd Place, partner Dawn Blorstad


Robert Royston

Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Classic Div., 2nd Place, partner Laureen Baldovi
1995 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Laureen Baldovi


Chris Russo

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


Mary Ruth

Competition Dancing:
1992 US Open, Masters Div., 2nd Place, partner Ed Arvizo

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