Simone Assboeck is an experienced professional dancer, actress, and singer who began ballroom dancing as a child and has since turned her love for dance into a career with a wide repertoire of traditional dances (International & American Standard and Latin dances) and other dances (West Coast Swing, Hustle, Country Line Dancing, Salsa, Modern, Freestyle, Argentine Tango, Hip Hop).
Simone is teaching west coast swing, two step, and hustle moves on Saturday and is available for private lessons on Saturday and early Sunday morning.
Conrad Farnham (Saturday beginner line dance workshops) has choreographed over 50 dances which are featured on the world line dancing network, Copperknob. Conrad teaches line dancing to all ages ranging from 5 to 95 at venues across New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts as well as venues that request line dancing instruction during his time as the Band/Tour Manager for one of the top country bands in New England, The Shana Stack Band. Conrad and his Copperhead Line Dancers won the 1st Annual Halloween Line Dance Video Contest 2017 presented by Skyler Spencer Entertainment, Nashville, TN. Conrad will also be a guest instructor on the Sunset Line Dance Cruise on July 18 out of Boston Harbor. Conrad is available for corporate, private and group events, and school function lessons.
This is Conrad’s first time with Stomp and is teaching up to six of his beginner line dances in two hours during the Saturday Workshops (he’s pretty confident you’ll learn them fast).
Alan Gaskell helped pioneer country dancing in the Boston area. Alan won the NYC GayGames country dance competition in 1994; won several national Div 1 United Country Western Dance Council (UCWDC) dance competitions, and currently continues to compete with students in the UCWDC. Alan teaches at our Dirty Water Saloon dances, Longfellow Club, and other locations in the local Boston area. He is known for his elegant styling and smooth technique.
Alan will teach you two-step, west coast swing, and nightclub two-step moves. He is also available Saturday for private lessons.
Art Sullivan is a veteran of the country western dance scene here in the Boston area and one the founding members of Gays for Patsy almost 30 years ago. A regular instructor at our Queer Country Social dances, his passion is working with aging population and people with Parkinson’s Disease (he was recently part of a Parkinson’s documentary.
Art is teaching the basic two-step and line dance lessons before Friday and Saturday night’s dance as well as the intermediate line dance workshops on Saturday afternoon.
Ruth Ewing DJs at our club dances (Stomp, Dirty Water Saloon, Queer Country Social) and also at IAGLCWDC and DC Out dance conferences. She has a laid back style that belay the thought and effort that goes into her sets. She draws from a variety of sources and her choices always delight. She recently moved out to western Massachusetts and is excited about playing for you. (Ask her or her wife, Jen, to dance — they are a-maz-ing. If you knit, chat Jen up, she’s always looking for knitting buddies.)
Ruth is spinning (a hard drive spins, right?) music at the Saturday night dance.
Bob Sweeney “da prez” or “Silent G” (ask him about that). Has been DJing for the since 2014 at our venues (Stomp, Dirty Water Saloon, Queer Country Social). He enjoys finding fun music that pulls from contemporary country, r&b, indie country and rock, pop music and a bit of Euro pop/swing as well. (Also ask Bob to dance – mostly because it’s me and I’m hoping to dance my ass off as well as play music). I’m not amazing like Jen and Ruth though.
Bob will be DJing Friday Night, Dance Break, and Sunday “Sweet Tea” dances.