Jonathan hails from Montréal, Québec, where he took his first dance class ten years ago. The punk kid he was wasn’t into Jazz at first, but he quickly grew fond of Basie’s piano, Hampton’s vibraphone and Hodges’ alto saxophone. His music collection started growing, and he eventually started DJ locally in Montréal and Québec City. He then got more opportunities to spin his tunes out of town, appearing as a DJ in events such as Dirty Dozen Weekend and the Boston Tea Party. He’s been on the DJ team of Beantown Camp for the last five years. He started taking care of the camp’s DJ Summit which has grown into a full mini-track!
Nick Davis began dancing in 1998 and discovered Lindy Hop in 2002. After founding Eugene’s Track Town Swing in 2012, Nick has traveled around the globe to hone his dancing skills. He was the 2014 Frankie Manning Foundation Ambassador to Herräng Dance Camp in Sweden.
Since then, he has become part of the Frankie Manning Foundation and is actively involved in shaping the future of the global swing dance scene. When not traveling to dance events Nick can be found teaching and DJing in his home scene of Oregon. He believes bringing people together through the joy of Lindy Hop is his true life calling.
Shelby Johnson is a self proclaimed music snob who fell in love with Jazz at an early age, listening to the sounds of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Count Basie. He really fell in love with swing music in the 6th grade thanks to a music appreciation class and started playing Jazz in the 8th grade after three years in band as a drummer and percussionist at Blendon Middle School in Westerville, Ohio. At Westerville North High School, Shelby started playing the Vibraphone and would transpose his parts for most pieces as many pieces didn’t provide written music for his instrument. This developed Shelby’s ear for music that was a huge catalyst for him catching the swing dance bug in 2011 in Orlando, Florida and boy what kind of journey that has started. Two years later Shelby became one of the premier DJ’s in the Southeast being featured at exchanges in Florida and South Carolina. In 2013 Shelby moved to Dallas, TX where he continues to deliver awesome syncopated tunes for Lindy Hop, Charleston, Balboa and Collegiate Shag. Shelby’s passion for social dancing, teaching and competing landed him the 2016 Frankie Manning Ambassador Scholarship to Herrang Dance Camp where he expanded his knowledge on Jazz Dance and Music History.
Sarah Spoon hails from London originally, but now spends her time travelling in pursuit of that particular type of joy that comes from Lindy Hop. She’s one of those humans who likes to do all the things! Brought up with eclectic tastes, her passion for music is clear; bringing energy and fun to every dance floor she DJs for. Originally a DJ at university, rhythm and melody is still what keeps her up at night years later. She is someone who really knows how to Bring The Party!