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Although Jo Hoffberg calls California her home, she spends most of the year traveling with her dance partner Kevin St. Laurent. She holds 1st place titles from the US Open, Canadian Swing Championships, Camp Hollywood, American Lindy Hop Championships, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, International Lindy Hop Championships, and European Swing Dance Championships. Her first international working experience was in Japan working for Universal Studios, and since then she has taught in the US, Asia, Australia, South America, Western and Eastern Europe. Currently performing with The Killer Dillers, she is thrilled at the idea of new costumes. She is a passionate and avid dancer, instructor and competitor.
Jo is also a notorious movie quoter and inundates her friends and students with her sassy attitude and one liners from Anchorman, Blades of Glory, Wedding Crashers and How I met your Mother, as well as breaking out into song at inappropriate moments. When Jo grows up, she wants to be a secret agent and have language skills, survival skills, knife throwing skills, shorthand skills, costuming skills, and the power to read minds. When she is not learning a new skill, she plots to take over the world! After that accomplishment she’s not entirely sure what she’ll do. Long walks on the beach and cold weather aren’t for her, but she does enjoy wearing boots and drinking cups of hot water.
Bio for Kevin and Jo
Jo and Kevin live and breathe Lindy Hop with their passion for celebrating life through dance. They travel globally teaching and performing dances from the Jazz Era of the 1920′s to 1940′s. Since their partnership began in 2007 they have taught in 28 Countries across 5 continents including North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Together they hold titles at the International Lindy Hop Championships, European Swing Dance Championships, American Lindy Hop Championship, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, Camp Hollywood and Camp Jitterbug. With clear and humorous instruction, these two creative and versatile dancers will entertain, inspire and help you become the best dancer you can be. They are striving to change the world…one rock step at a time.
In the words of the Harlem Hamfats….”Let’s Get Drunk and Truck”
Lindy Focus XII – Jungle Book with Mikey Pedroza, Gaby Cook, and Kevin St Laurent
ILHC 2013 – Slow Division – with Mikey Pedroza
Lindyfest 2013 – Krooked Blues with Kevin St Laurent
ILHC 2012 – Invitational J&J with Peter Strom
ILHC 2011 – Solo Charleston Division
ILHC 2011 – Shake That Thing with Kevin St Laurent
ILHC 2010 – Communication
Jump Session Show – Honolulu Recreation with The Atomic Cherrybombs
Toronto 2009 – Social Demo
Lindy Focus 2009 – Girls Charleston Number with Sharon Davis
Hellzapoppin Contest 2009 – Semi Finals
Barswingona 2009 – Fan Dance
ALHC 2008 – 1st place Showcase with Kevin St. Laurent
GSDF 2006 – Improv with Tommy Blacharz
US Open 2003 – 1st place Lindy Showcase with Dax Hock
ALHC 2001 – Junior Lindy Division with Todd Yannacone