PJ Turner & Aggi Powell
USA & Poland
PJ proudly hails from Knoxville, TN and has been dancing since the age of 10. His initial start to dancing was in clogging, but only years later he started line dancing, country dancing, and then eventually discovered West Coast Swing. He quickly realized that WCS was a perfect match for his personality. He currently competes in Classic Division, and loves dancing in Jack & Jill's and Strictlies where he has had much success.
PJ is known for his ability to interpret music in his own unique style. PJ was honored to receive the “Social Dance Award” at Boogie by the Bay 2011 and the “Bob Preiss Social Dance Award” at Swing Diego 2012. You will often hear PJ say that when he steps onto the dance floor, his goal is to make his follower smile. It is clear that he has a very high success rate at achieving this goal!!!
PJ's nickname "Paco Jose" stems from a misunderstanding of what PJ actually stands for, ever since then it has stuck.
And this year, Aggi will team up with PJ!
Agnieszka from Poland has been dancing West Coast Swing for over 12 years. Since then she has become known on the West Coast Swing for Teaching, Judging, competing at All Star Level and being the Event Director of 2 of Europes well loved events Baltic Swing and Warsaw Halloween Swing. Aggi, has her background in Salsa and trained in Jazz at London’s Pineapple Dance Studios. She has taught dance for over 20 years and is the owner of Dance Fusion School of Dance in Gdynia, Poland.
Get ready for some great classes!
Sean McKeever & Alyssa Glanville
When it comes to pushing the envelope of West Coast Swing, Sean McKeever and Alyssa Glanville are the couple watch. Independently, these two Champion dancers are known for their work ethic, love of movement, and joy of sharing their art. Sean has a history as a black belt in martial arts and grew up dancing through a local ballroom program called Nordquist. Ironically, that is where he met Alyssa, a charismatic athlete who also had a deep love for dance and movement. They’ve shared the floor throughout their careers and finally have joined forces as a partnership. Between the two of them, they hold several titles in Classic, Strictly Swing, and Jack and Jills. But more importantly, they are committed to continuously growing themselves as dancers and artists, and will share that passion as they teach around the world.
Chuck Brown & Lauren Jones
USA & UK
Chuck Brown is a current Champion level dance competitor with over 25 years of experience. He is recognized as a top international dance instructor/coach, head judge, NASDE Circuit and US Open Certified Primary Judge, DJ, event promoter, community builder and business consultant. Chuck has been the head judge at over 200 events worldwide and has helped train hundreds of judges and competitors.
As a dance artist, Chuck is known for his musicality, creativity, versatility, emotional conveyance and especially, his amazing lead. It has been said by many of the top dance pros, he is one of the best social dancers and leaders in all of West Coast Swing. His dance training includes West Coast Swing, Hip-Hop, House, Jazz, Contemporary, Ballet, Blues, Carolina Shag, Lindy Hop, Salsa, Bachata, Hustle, Zouk, Kizomba, Country, African and others. He is a student of dance first; always training to improve his knowledge and skills.
Thibault & Nicole Ramirez
France & USA
Thibault and Nicole have been together since the beginning of 2019, quickly building a strong partnership and establishing a name for themselves. Becoming the World Champions of 2019 with their winning Showcase routine, they immediately began traveling all over the world teaching, performing, judging, and competing.
They are the creators of Flash Choreo, a mini choreography intensive for dancers to challenge themselves and perform a routine in short amounts of time.
They have developed a great rhythm teaching classes and intensives together, offering great technique in a relaxed and fun environment.
With over 20 years of knowledge in West Coast Swing and other partner and solo dances, their teaching style is very appreciated everywhere they go and benefits dancers of all styles. Their emotive, passionate spirits shine when they are on stage and while teaching.
They love to motivate their students to excel and reach their maximum potential. Their personalities are very energetic and open to connecting with people, on and off the dance floor.
Rolf Hegrand & Karin Kakun
Norway & Israel
Karin Kakun has been dancing all her life. She holds a university dance degree and has now taught dance for more than 14 years. She teaches
WCS, Hip-Hop, stretching, pole dance. She also choreograph and performs. Before starting dancing WCS, she was the Israeli salsa
Karin started her WCS career in 2014 and from the first moment she fell in love. She is now competing both in All Star and Champion divisions and
teaching in Israel, where she directs a West Coast Swing line of classes.
She actively travels and teaches all around Europe.
Rolf Hegrand discovered West Coast Swing online in late 2015 in Norway. Since taking his first West Coast Swing class in 2016, Rolf quickly rose up
the ranks. He has been teaching the dance since 2017 while working full time in the Norwegian armed forces. As of 2020 he has been teaching the
dance full time.
Rolf was the first male WCS dancer from Norway to compete in the WSDC All-Star Division.
Together they live in Israel where they run a WCS school and WCS team that competed in the US Open.
TLV SwingFest chose to work with Scoring.dance in order to ensure a seamless registration and scoring experience for all of us!
We're proud and excited to have Chuck Brown with us this year as Head Judge!
Chuck is recognized not only as a top international dance instructor/coach, but also as head judge, NASDE Circuit and US Open Certified Primary Judge, DJ, event promoter, community builder and business consultant.
Chuck has been the head judge at over 200 events worldwide and has helped train hundreds of judges and competitors.
Hello! I’m Justin and it’s great to be invited back to Tel Aviv and come and DJ at this event, Israel has a great atmosphere, wonderful dancing and good falafel.
I’m really looking forward to DJ’ing but also sharing some of my mindset, and approach towards DJ’ing but also life - you’d be amazed to see how much they match up.
I’m not gonna post everything I’ve done, but if you do come and dance to the music the DJ team and I play, then I know I’ve done my job correctly….but do check out my playlist updated monthly on Spotify and YouTube.
Wayne is one of the most popular MC's on the European WCS scene. He's MC'd some of the biggest events in Europe, Scandinavia and the UK and also here in Tel Aviv on the last TLV SwingFest. His good humour, clear voice and experience from running his own events, Baltic Swing & Warsaw Halloween Swing, will keep our very own TLV SwingFest running like clockwork! We welcome him to the Team at TLV Swingfest.