Instructors

Learn more about your instructors for the upcoming Mix dances.

Jeff Mumford

Jeff Mumford

Jeff Mumford found West Coast Swing in 2010 when he unknowingly ran across a Jack & Jill video on YouTube. He found local lessons to attend and quickly fell in love. Jeff will tell you that West Coast Swing literally brought him back to life emotionally while suffering from PTSD as a military combat veteran.

Jeff enjoys teaching, competing, and judging across the nation. He has won multiple Strictly and Jack & Jill competitions, rising to the Champion/Pro Division.

A former Chicago resident, Jeff currently resides in Pompano Beach, Florida and teaches group classes several nights per week as well as private lessons regionally. He loves teaching because he believes that this dance is an art form and every dancer has a story to tell with their own groove. The challenge and reward is teaching individuals how to bring it out for display on the social and competitive dance floor.

Jennifer Czech

Jen Czech

Jennifer fell in love with partner dancing about 20 yrs ago at a local country bar where she loved to line dance! Line dancing allowed her to be creative with what she felt with the music but she really enjoyed sharing her dance experience with a partner. She was formally introduced to West Coast Swing 5 years ago. After 3 months of private and group lessons and tons of social dancing, she placed 2nd in her first competition and has been evolving her love of this dance on and off the competition floor ever since!

“I am very excited to be teaching the beginner lessons this month! I enjoy dancing with and teaching new dancers. It’s exciting to see each of them process this dance in their own way. I can’t wait to share my knowledge, experience and love of West Coast Swing with everyone!”