Joel Plys San Diego, CA, United States

Instructor Name Joel Plys
Dance Styles: Vintage Dances, Balboa, Collegiate Shag, Jitterbug, Jazz (Vernacular), Blues
Teaches with: Alison Scola
Available lessons: 61 Lessons, 11 Lesson Packs
Hailing From San Diego, CA, United States
Instructor Contact Email Joel Plys

JOEL PLYS began his swing dance career in the summer of 1998 on a date in Chicago. He learned very quickly from countless workshops and non-stop dancing and brought his skills to Cleveland, OH.

Joel taught swing full-time out in Cleveland, OH for 4 years (1999-2002) and started Get Hep Swing, LTD. He co-created the very first All Balboa Weekend with Valerie Salstrom (June 2001). He moved to San Diego in 2002, started 2PlySwing Productions and taught all over the world with Alison Scola. Joel continues to travel the globe sharing his love of Swing dancing teaching with many amazing partners.

Joel has a high quality, energetic approach to the dance that makes every lesson with him and any partner a blast! As a regular teacher at major events all over the world, his down to earth, enthusiastic attitude is contagious. He has taught all over the US (32 states and counting) as well as Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, New Caledonia, Scotland and Sweden. In 2011, Joel was inducted into the Camp Hollywood Hall of Fame.

He has a full knowledge of various styles from years of study that he shares in his instruction of Balboa, Lindy, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Jazz Movement, and Pre-Swing dances (Texas Tommy, One Step, etc)

To 'preserve' a dance, you must understand the technique and characteristic fundamentals of that dance. For a dance to 'evolve', you must be open to everyone adding creative elements to that dance. Joel encourages students to study and be open to “differences” so that they can make the dance their own.

He embodies these qualities in his instruction and dancing while remembering the true reason we dance - for FUN!

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Solo Charleston Basic

825
This lesson teaches a key step that b...
jazz (vernacular)
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Balboa Basic

805
This lesson gets you started with thi...
balboa
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1920s Blues Basics

788
This early style of blues differs fro...
blues
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1920s Blues Corkscrew

838
This lesson teaches an amazing and to...
blues
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1920s Blues Leg Swing Pivot

795
Building upon the concepts explained ...
blues
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Cross hand Tuck Turn

770
This simple lesson adds to your Jitte...
jitterbug
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Double Rhythm Shag Basic

834
This lesson is a complete introductio...
collegiate shag
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Single Rhythm Shag Basic

806
This lesson details the fundamentals ...
collegiate shag
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1920s Blues Drag Walk

794
This lesson teaches a fundamental tra...
blues
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Jump Charleston

785
Learn this classic step that is in th...
jazz (vernacular)
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The Bal-Trot Basic

800
Bal-Trot is a newly-created dance ins...
balboa
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1920s Blues Pivots

796
This lesson details how to smoothly a...
blues
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She Goes

769
This simple lesson adds to your Jitte...
jitterbug
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Peabody Basics

797
This lesson explains the basics of th...
vintage dances
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1920s Blues Rocks

789
This lesson shows the essentials of c...
blues
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Sailor Walk

827
This lesson teaches an uncommon jazz ...
jazz (vernacular)
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Single Rhythm Shag Turn Pass

811
This lesson teaches everything you ne...
collegiate shag
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The Bal-Trot Reverse Throw Out

804
This lesson goes even further into th...
balboa
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1920s Blues Triple Hips

844
This lesson teaches a stylized triple...
blues
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1920s Blues Suzy-Q

843
This lesson shows how to add the clas...
blues
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1920s Blues Crescent Dip

839
This lesson teaches an uncommon vinta...
blues
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Flea Hop

837
This lesson builds upon the core move...
collegiate shag
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Shag Chug Styling

833
This lesson teaches you to add a nice...
collegiate shag
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1920s Blues Lunge

841
This lesson teaches a rare vintage bl...
blues
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Kick and Twist

792
This lesson teaches an uncommon but v...
jazz (vernacular)
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Break a Leg

826
This lesson teaches a classic and ope...
jazz (vernacular)
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Texas Tommy Basic

813
This lesson is a complete introductio...
vintage dances
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1920s Blues Twist

790
This lesson covers a rare and playful...
blues
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Single Rhythm Shag Kick Sty...

808
This lesson teaches you to embellish ...
collegiate shag
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Scarecrow

824
This lesson teaches a classic solo st...
jazz (vernacular)
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Joel Plys's Dance Packs By Style

Vintage Dances

11
3 Vintage Dances Dance Packs
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Balboa

13
1 Balboa Dance Packs
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Collegiate Shag

16
2 Collegiate Shag Dance Packs
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Jitterbug

17
0 Jitterbug Dance Packs
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Jazz (Vernacular)

22
4 Jazz (Vernacular) Dance Packs
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Blues

24
1 Blues Dance Packs
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Joel Plys's Lessons By Dance Style

Vintage Dances

11
20 Vintage Dances Dance Lessons
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Balboa

13
6 Balboa Dance Lessons
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Collegiate Shag

16
12 Collegiate Shag Dance Lessons
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Jitterbug

17
2 Jitterbug Dance Lessons
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Jazz (Vernacular)

22
8 Jazz (Vernacular) Dance Lessons
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Blues

24
13 Blues Dance Lessons
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