Craig Cole
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Craig Cole

My wife and I began dancing West Coast Swing in 2004.  We saw a group dancing West Coast Swing one evening and were very intrigued by the style of the dance.  We inquired where we could learn that amazing dance.  They sent us to Bay Area Dance Club and we have been members there ever...

Chuck Anders
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Chuck Anders

I started dancing as a young man with Junior and Senior High School dances. I mostly learned from friends until around 1989.  I wanted to learn the how, why, when, and timing of organized dance.  I started learning Whip which later transferred into West Coast Swing around 1997 and my first competition was in the...

Dennis Brian Koi
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Dennis Brian Koi

Dennis was a long time friend and member of the Bay Area Whip Dance Club, and was a Whip Dance and Lindy Hop Instructor, along with his wife, Lavenia. He was also our Webmaster from the beginning. Godspeed Dennis. You are greatly missed.

Jean Freshour Payne
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Jean Freshour Payne

Sad news of our very dear dance friend, Jean Payne, she passed away December 19, 2007. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her. See original obituary– from Galveston’s Daily News.

Jeffrey Alan Walker
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Jeffrey Alan Walker

Jeff passed away from an accidental drowning while on vacation in Tahiti on Sept. 9, 2011. He loved to dance and was active in the dance community. He will be missed by all.

Ray Owen
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Ray Owen

Our beloved friend Ray Owen passed away on August 29, 2013, from a massive heart attack. Ray served as Vice President of our club from 2012 to 2013. He was a wonderful man, loved and respected by all, and he will be dearly missed!

Robert Hill
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Robert Hill

Our good friend, Robert Hill, passed away late Monday, October 21, 2013, after a brave 2-year struggle with pancreatic cancer. Everyone who met him liked him immediately and very soon came to love him. He was a loyal member of BAWDC and he cared about so many people in the club.