Just Dancing Around

Dr. DJ Jack's Dance Portfolio

  • Service work:
    • Presently (2015), DJ and Dance Host for Champion Ballroom Dance Academy's monthly Tea Party Dance, Friday night dance parties, and 2nd Saturday night dance party.
    • Presently, although periodically, DJ and dance host Mary Manzella's Wednesday evening ballroom dance mix at Dance For 2.
    • Served 2-year term (June 2011-June 2013) as Vice President and Music Director of the Balboa Park Club Ballroom Dancers (BPCBD)
    • Served, off and on, as the BPCBD Friday evening DJ (had much fun making up ballroom dance music playlists).
    • Presently (2012-2015), and until further notice, Dance Director for Wesley Terrace Senior Living
    • Acted as Vice President of the Balboa Park Ballroom Dancer's from September 2009 to 2011
    • Representative to the International Dance Association (IDA) for The BPCBD from June 2009 to June 2011
    • Alternate Membership Chairperson for BPCBD from June 2007 to June 2009
    • Membership Chairperson for BPCBD from June 2005 to June 2007
    • 2007-Present: Video tape and document monthly Balboa Park Club advanced dance lessons (view dance lesson video clips and related syllabi)
  • Presently, student of Choreographed Ballroom Dance, aka Round Dancing.
  • Completed Cheek to Cheek Dance Studio's, 3 month, "How to Teach Dance" program
  • Certified, 6th Star Entertainment, Cruise Ship Dance Host
  • My Dance Instructors include:
    • Bill and Carol Goss
    • Scott Dodson
    • Pierre-Yves and Susan Tinel
    • Yolanda Vargas
    • David Kessel
    • John Nagel and Lisa Duncan
    • Steve Showers
    • Mary Manzella
    • Michael Kiehm
    • Carrie Kloss
    • Irina Chalkevitch
    • Marlyn McDonald
    • Steve Cheetam
    • Christian Wassinger
    • Peter Edwards
  • Dance Competitions and Performances:
    • see http://www.justdancingaround.com/index.html for links to related performances and other dance activities
    • 2008 - San Diego Fair Ballroom Dance Contest; 1st place in Waltz, 2nd place Tango, 2nd place cha cha, 3rd place salsa, 2nd place medley, 2nd place overall
    • 2007 - San Diego Fair Ballroom Dance Contest trophy winner
    • 2006 California Star Ball; 1st and 2nd place in Open and Full Bronz Waltz
    • Group Dance Performances; 1.) Michael Khiem's, Starlight Dance Studio Night Club 2 Step; 2.) Cheek 2 Cheek's, Halloween Waltz (plus choreography)
    • Jack and Jill competitions
    • 2007 Dancing With the Stars Road Show, Local Dance Challenge
  • Current Memberships:
    • International Choreographed Ballroom Dance Association
    • Balboa Park Dancers

Over 12 years ballroom dance training in the following dances:

Ballroom Smooth

  • Waltz
  • Foxtrot
  • Tango
  • Vienesse Waltz

Ballroom International

  • Quick Step
  • Paso Doble

Ballroom Rythym

  • Rumba
  • Bolero
  • Cha Cha
  • Samba
  • Mambo
  • Merengue
  • West Coast Swing
  • East Coast Swing

Night Club Dances

  • Jitterbug
  • Night Club 2 Step (aka: Slow 2 Step)
  • Country 2 Step
  • Salsa
  • Polka

email: justdancingaround<at>gmail.com

voice: 619 287 3160

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