Ruby writes: I began DJing for the west coast swing dance community in 2008 at the Melody Club in Houston, TX and continue to DJ there most Friday nights. My love of music is only rivaled by my love of dancing. I really do spend countless hours seeking out new music to share with west coast swing dance community. I love to see a floor packed with dancers and playing the music people love dancing to.
She tells us that: I have been recently honored as 2010 DJ of the Year by the AllSwing DJ group and nominated for a WAG Award as 2010 DJ of the Year. I am a current member of the AllSwing DJs Group and Global Swing DJs Group.
Ruby frequently DJs at local parties, dance events and competitions including: Novice Invitational 2009-2012, Houston DanceCity Championships – 2009-2012, Americas Classic Championships – 2010-2012, DFW ProAm Jam – 2010-2011, Swing Diego Championships - 2012.
Originally from Houston, TX, Victor has over 30 years experience as a DJ and over 17 years experience as a swing DJ. Victor's first WCS event to DJ was The Texas Classic in 1995 in Dallas, Texas.
From that point on, he has had the good fortune of DJing many of the countries’ top swing events including The US Open, Dallas DANCE, Boogie by the Bay, USA Grand Nationals, Americas' Classic, Liberty Swing, Swing Diego, Swing Fling, Summer Hummer, Nashville Classic, Worlds and Phoenix. Victor has also traveled internationally to DJ at prestigious swing events in London and Australia.
In 2005, Victor was honored with the AllSwing DJ of the Year Award. Most recently, he won Best DJ of 2011 at the first annual Westie Awards Gala, an honor bestowed on him by his west coast dance peers. In 2012, Victor was inducted into The AllswingDJ Hall of Fame at USA Grand Nationals, receiving the Wetzel award, named after the late great Kenny Wetzel.
To his credit, Victor is considered by peers to be one of the top Swing DJs in the business and travels approximately 40 weeks in a given year.
Ron Reese began playing music as a hobby in High School, playing music for parties and social events. Ron continued his hobby of playing music and DJ equipment to adulthood. Ron has danced all of his life from Freestyle to Disco to Swing dancing. Ron joined his local swing/bop dance club in 1999 and started playing music for swing dancers in 2001 in Columbus, Ohio at Bowties located in the Midwest Hotel and Conference Center. In 2002, was asked by his local swing dance club to be the music director. As Music Director, Ron scheduled the club DJ’s, maintained the sound equipment, obtained music for the club and surveyed the members to ensure that the music played by the DJ’s was what the membership wanted.