2013 Workshops


11:00am - Jessica Cox
Noon - Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann-Bennett
1:00pm - Damon & Lisa D'Amico
2:00pm - Brent & Kellese Key - SWANK
10:00am - Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham-Munroe
11:00am - Bill Cameron
10:00am - Ronnie DeBenedetta & Brandi Tobias

Workshop Instructors

Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann-Bennett

Jordan Frisbee & Tatiana Mollmann-Bennett

Jordan & Tatiana have been partners since 2000, and are 8-Time US Open CLASSIC Division Champions, as well as Strictly Swing, Junior and Team Champions.

They travel 47 weekends per year spreading this amazing dance all over the world.

Myles Monroe & Tessa Cunningham-Monroe

Myles Munroe & Tessa Cunningham

Myles Munroe and Tessa Cunningham are Canada's West Coast Swing Champions and the highest ranked international dancers on the NASDE circuit, consistently placing 1st or 2nd in the Showcase division and placing 2nd at the US Open for the past two years.

Myles 24 years of diverse dance training includes 6 UCWDC World Championship titles, and Tessa brings academic expertise to the partnership with university degrees in both Kinesiology and Education.

Their extensive teacher training and experience and loveable delivery of correct foundational technique inspires and empowers students of all levels. As ambassadors for modern, authentic West Coast Swing, they tour globally teaching, judging, performing and competing. www.canadianswingchampions.com

Ronnie DeBenedetta & Brandi Tobias

Ronnie DeBenedetta & Brandi Tobias

Brent and Kellese

Brent & Kellese Key

Brent and Kellese have accumulated Superlative Dance Resumes over the Years. Brent and Kellese were the Leaders in the Era of "Swag".. fusing "West Coast Swing" and "Carolina Shag".

Together, Brent and Kellese, have Won 3 US Open Championship titles along with many other titles along the way. Brent, though retired from Routines, continues to teach, choreograph, judge, perform and MC at National and International events.

Their latest venture "Swank Dance Fitness" , a program combining fitness with the excitement of partner dancing! Her mission is to take West Coast Swing, easily her favorite dance, and turn it into a household word making it simple and easy to learn! "Making a difference One Triple Step at a Time"!

Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox

Jessica Cox is one of the best-known west coast swing dancers in the world, and has garnered an astonishing number of awards and championship trophies.

Jessica has triumphed as a three-time Junior U.S. Open Champion, two-time US Open Showcase Champion, as well taking titles in Cabaret, Team, and Strictly Swing. She is also a four-time USA Grand Nationals Showcase Champion and won the coveted Phoenix Champion of Champions Jack and Jill.

Jessica is sought after domestically and internationally for her experience teaching and judging, and has been to more than a half-dozen countries this year alone to teach people how to swing. She is currently teaching with John Lindo, and their energetic and fun partnership has dazzled crowds around the world.

Bill Cameron

Bill Cameron is a U.S. Open Champion, American Swing Dance Champion, Canadian Blues Champion, Feather Award Nominee, GSTDA Dance Dynamics Board, Summer Hummer, New Years, and NASDC Event Director. He has been teaching the Tuesday swing night in Boston for 18 years and enjoys sharing the dance. Bill also Judges and MC's at some of the largest events in the country.

Assisting Bill: Yuna Davtyan is a national competitor. She has been studying West Coast Swing for 12 years and has been teaching all over New England! She enjoys her success dancing Pro/Am routines with her students.

"We are happy and honored to be teaching at the US Open this year!"

Damon & Lisa DAmico

Damon & Lisa DAmico

Damon and Lisa have thoroughly enjoyed the last several years at the U.S. Open with Damon being the Master of Ceremonies and Lisa being the Host of GDTV.

This year they are just as excited to be able to teach a workshop at this prestigious event in 2013. What thrills them just as much is being able to perform and compete this year with their students.

Damon and Lisa are the proud owners of D'Amico Dance in Houston TX - voted Worlds Best WCS Studio - which is one of the largest dance studios in the U.S. at 10,000sq ft.

They pride themselves on teaching the masses and passing along this fantastic dance they love so much to our future generations.