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...

Cara Coker
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Cara Coker

I started dancing Country & Western at a very early age.  I discovered West Coast Swing and Bay Area Dance Club in the Spring of 2008 and never looked back.  Since discovering this amazing dance and this awesome dance club I have accomplished many things.  I rapidly excelled at this dance because I couldn’t stop...

Ray Coker
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Ray Coker

I am a swing dance champion from Houston, Texas.  I have been teaching West Coast Swing in the Houston area for 30 years and have been inducted into the National Boppers Hall of Fame in Jacksonville, Fla, inducted into the Living Legends of Dance in Virginia Beach, Virginia along with being inducted into Allswing DJ...

Janet Agee
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Janet Agee

I started dancing in High School and learned to Country dance in College. I didn’t hear about West Coast Swing and BAWDC until 2010. I took group lessons and then several private lessons before I started as a teaching assistant for the Level III class 3 years ago.  I was part of a dance team known as...

Howard Rodriguez
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Howard Rodriguez

I started dancing when I was 6 years old.  I discovered West Coast Swing and Bay Area Dance Club in the ‘80’s at the age of 33 and I was hooked.  I started competing in West Coast Swing competitions in the early 90’s and became an instructor for Bay Area Dance Club sometime in the...

Connie Perrard
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Connie Perrard

I started dancing when I was 4 years old.  I took all kinds of dancing lessons throughout my childhood.  When I started college I chose dancing as my specialty. As a student assistant I taught classes at Lamar University.  It was fun teaching adults who paid to learn to dance.  For 33 years I excelled...

Ray Trusty
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Ray Trusty

I’ve been dancing since Jr. High School. I started Country dancing at Gilley’s in 1970. I was affiliated with bands and sound engineering for 20 years.  I found West Coast Swing in 2000 and knew I had found the ultimate, most versatile, rhythmic, and stylish dance of all times. I Competed in New Comer Novice...

Barbara Thompson
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Barbara Thompson

My Husband and I have been dancing for years.  Being from South Carolina we mostly danced Shag.  We moved around a lot because of my husband’s career.  In 2006 his job permanently led us to Houston, Tx. and that is when we discovered Bay Area Dance Club and West Coast Swing.  We became very involved...

Bryan Fore
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Bryan Fore

I discovered “Whip” (West Coast Swing) with my wife, Judy. Previously, we were country dancers. I joined BAWDC in ’94 and served as club President from 1997 to 2014. I have taught levels 1 and 2 throughout, and currently teach Level I. Judy and I were both inducted into the Bopper’s Hall of Fame and...