Joel Plys San Diego, CA, United States
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 andbrought his skills to Cleveland, OH..
Joel taught swing full-time out in Cleveland, OH for 4 years (1999-2002) andstarted 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 and taught all over the world with Alison Scola..
Joel continues to travel the globe sharing his love of Swing dancing..
Joel has a high quality, energetic approach to the dance that makes everylesson 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 (33 states and counting) as well as Australia,Canada, England, France, Germany,
Hungary, Italy, New Caldonia, Scotland and Sweden. .
He has a full knowledge of various styles from years of study that he shares inhis instruction of Balboa,
Lindy, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Jazz Movement, and Pre-Swing dances (TexasTommy, 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 canmake the dance their own..
He embodies these qualities in his instruction and dancing while remembering thetrue reason we dance - for FUN!.
Besides teaching all over the world, Joel also has a passion fororganizing amazing dance events, including:.
* Swing Camp OZ (held each January in Australia).
* Balboa Rendezvous (held each April in San Diego).
* Catalina Swing Dance Festival (held each November on Catalina Island).
Joel is a big supporter of communities and promoters working together to help each scene prosper and grow..
After 10+ years of running weekend workshops, he knows what it takes on all sides for a successful event.