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Betty Takier
Hal Takier
Marge Takier
Kimberly Teichert
Laura Telesky
Barry Thigpen
Bob Thomas
Irene Thomas
Jamie Thomas
Jenny Thomas
Dean Tomkins
Mary Thompson

Tommy Thompson
Ulrika Thulin
Dean Tomkins
Michael Toole
Phil Trau
Mike Tremini
Jeannie Tucker
Petra Tunmar
        

Betty Takier (Roeser)
Film Short Subject:
1943 Maharaja, partner Hal Takier ... Film Clip
Motion Pictures:
1946 Junior Prom, partner Hal Takier
1943 Maharaja, partner Hal Takier
News
1940 Venice Beach ... Film Clips ... 1 ... 2
Film & Video Clips
1943 Soundies - Maharaja with Hal and Betty Takier
Honors:
1990 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Stellar Star Award

Hal Takier
Film Short Subject:
1943 Maharaja, partner Betty Takier ... Film Clip
Motion Pictures:
1946 Junior Prom, partner Betty Takier
1943 Maharaja, partner Betty Takier
1945 Twice Blessed, partner Alice Scott ... Film Clips ... 1 ... 2
News:
1940 Venice Beach, partners Hal Takier & Betty Roeser (Takier) ... Film Clips ... 1 ... 2
Home Movies, Jam Sessions, Unknown
Jam at Bobby McGee's
1982 Bobby McGee's Dance Party, partner Marge Takier... Film Clip
Balboa & Bal-Swing History - Peter Loggins (Part 4)
Film & Video Clips
YouTube
Hal Takier - Video Clips 1917-2012
Hal Takier talking about a Ray Rand Swingers routine
1943 Soundies - Maharaja with Hal and Betty Takier

Honors:
1990 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Shining Star Award
Video Clips


Marge Takier
Home Movies, Jam Sessions, Unknown
Jam at Bobby McGee's
1982 Bobby McGee's Dance Party, partner Hal Takier... Film Clip

Kimberly Teichert
Competition Dancing
1997 US Open, Cabaret Div., 2nd Place, partner Michael Johnson

Laura Telesky
Competition Dancing:
1989 US Open, Jack-N-Jill, 2nd Place, partner Terry Rosenborough

Barry Thigpen
Produces the Shag National Championships.

Bob Thomas
Competition Dancing
1994 ASDC Fifth place, Lindy Hop, w/ Idy Codington, partner
1995 ASDC First place, Team, The Kamikaze Jitterbugs w/ Warren Heyes and Maxine Green
Professional Dancing
1990-present, The Kamikaze Jitterbugs dance troupe, director
1994 Artie Shaw Orchestra Asia Tour, Hong Kong and Taiwan, The Kamikaze Jitterbugs
1995 Boston Pops Orchestra July Fourth Concert w/ Keith Lockhart for 325,000 people live and Nat'l TV (A&E), Glenn Miller Tribute
Dance Historian
1993, 1994 Harvard University, guest speaker on history of American dance, Jazz History course taught by Graeme Boone
1993-present "Roots of American Dance: 1850-1940" historical dance program, performed for over 15,000 students in throughout New England w/ Idy Codington, partner

Irene Thomas
Motion Pictures:
1942 The Powers Girl, partner Bob Ashley
1943 Jive Junction, partner Don Gallagher
1943 Stage Door Canteen, partner Jack Arkin
1944 Ghost Catchers
1945 Sensations Of 1945
Film Short Subject:
???? Juke Box Joe's, partner Jack Arkin
1939 Tabby The Cat, partner Jack Arkin
1944 Groovie Movie, partner Chuck Saggau ... Film Clip
Home Movies, Jam Sessions, Unknown
Jam at Bobby McGee's ... Film Clips ... 1
Honors:
1993 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Golden Star Nomination

Jamie Thomas
Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 12-18), 1st Place, partner Kurtis Van Horn
1992 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 13-18), 1st Place, partner Michael Johnson

Jenny Thomas
Competition Dancing
1997 US Open, Lindy Hop Div., 1st Place, partner Ryan Francois
Internet Links
Ryan Francois & Jenny Thomas

Ulrika Thulin
Danced with the Rhythm Hot Shots - an outstanding Lindy Hop performing group from Sweden.

Dean Tomkins
Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Young America Div. (ages 6-11), 3rd Place, partner Katie Bourgeois

Mary Thompson
Competition Dancing:
1973 Worlds Swing Dance Championships, Contestant, Palladium, Hollywood, CA, partner Bob Ransom (Fhome).

Tommy Thompson
Competition Dancing:
1992 US Open, Advanced Jack-N-Jill, 1st Place, partner Yolanda Vargis

Dean Tomkins
Competition Dancing:
1989 US Open, Young America Div., 2nd Place, partner Katie Bourgeois.

Michael Toole
Competition Dancing
1995 US Open, Young America Div. (age 6-12), 4th Place, partner Katie Stephens

Phil Trau
Competition Dancing:
1986 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Michelle Mayers Kinkaid
1987 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Michelle Mayers Kinkaid
1989 US Open, Classic Div., 1st Place, partner Michelle Mayers Kinkaid
1991 US Open, Classic Div., 2nd Place, partner Michelle Mayers Kinkaid
1992 US Open, Grand Champion Jack-N-Jill, 1st Place, partner Dawn Blorstad
Honors:
1990 California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, Rising Star Award

Mike Tremini
Motion Pictures:
1941 Helzapoppin'
1944 Ghost Catchers
1946 Junior Prom

Jeannie Tucker
Competition Dancing:
1993 US Open, Classic Div., 3rd Place, partner Manuel Virrial
1994 US Open, Classic Div., 4th Place, Manuel Viarrial
1995 Arizona State Swing Dance Championships, Classic Div., 1st Place
1995 Airzona State Swing Dance Championships, Showcase Div., 1st Place
Honors
2013 World Swing Dance Hall Of Fame, Inductee

Petra Tunmar
Competition Dancing:
1990 US Open, Showcase Div., 4th Place, partner Jamie Arias

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