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Ruby Lair

Ruby Lair

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 (2014) elected into the Global Swing DJs Hall of Fame, 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.

Victor Loveira

Victor Loveira

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.

John Lindo

John Lindo

After beginning in country-western dance in 1992, John Lindo quickly made his mark on the West Coast Swing circuit by garnering an astonishing number of awards and championships in Jack & Jill and Strictly Swing contests. Some of his First Place awards include the U.S. Open, Grand Nationals, Phoenix Champion of Champions. He is also sought after internationally for his experience and teaching, having travelled to five countries in the past year alone. John currently resides in New Jersey, and is an influential presence in the New York City West Coast Swing scene.

You may find out more about John on his website.

Rich Kopels

Rich Kopels

Rich hails from Alpharetta, GA and has been the featured DJ for many dance events across the country. He has been dancing since he was a teenager, and met his wife of 45 years, Blanca, on the dance floor.

He has been a member of the Atlanta Swing Dancers Club since its inception and as an ambassador of swing, supports and attends many local and national dance events. Rich served as President of the Atlanta Swing Dancers Club and American Bop Association he was inducted into the American Bop Association's Hall Of Fame on September 4, 1999.

Rich has played at, The Grand National Dance Championships, Jammin’ In July, Houston Swing Classic, Michigan Swing Classic, Tampa Bay Classic, as well as playing for several dance clubs at home.

Rich always strives to keep the dance floor full.

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