Virtual Bar Crawl Instructors & DJs
Instructor | Founder , CA
Byran has learned over 200 line dances and teaches them weekly at local classes and bars. He has taught at small private events to multi-day festivals: (Country Thunder (AZ), Stagecoach (CA), Country Fest (ND) Additionally, Byran has helped hundreds learn to partner dance Two Step and Country Swing, and most importantly gave folks the confidence to get out on the dance floor!
Instructor | Moonshine Beach & Flats, CA
Dan grew up in San Luis Obispo, CA and started off dancing at The Grad. Once he moved to San Diego, he became a regular at InCahoots where his passion for country dance grew. When Moonshine Flats opened in February 2014, Dan opened it as a Host and Dance Instructor. Since then, he’s choreographed 8 dances that quickly became Moonshine staples! When he’s not Dan the Moonshine Man, you can find him spending time with his wife, Kaylie and their 2 dogs and soon to be daughter.
Where He Teaches: Moonshine Beach (Primarily) and Moonshine Flats (Occasionally).
Favorite places to dance: Moonshine Beach, Incahoots Fullerton, Incahoots San Diego (prior to closing)
Instructor | Twin Oaks Roadhouse| Hopmonk |Sonoma State University, CA
Christopher was introduced to country bar line dancing in 2009 at Kodiak Jack's in Petaluma, CA and discovered the wide world of event line dancing in Fall 2015 through Line Magic Dance Event in San Bernardino, CA and Vegas Dance Explosion in Las Vegas, NV.
He currently teaches weekly beginner classes at Rohnert Park Retirement Community in Rohnert Park, CA, teaches beginner to intermediate/advanced lessons alongside Megan Barsuglia at Sonoma State University, Twin Oaks Roadhouse in Penngrove and Hopmonk Tavern: Novato, and interviews dance personalities for Line Dance Podcast.
Instructor | Founder, CA
Adia specializes in teaching many different line dance genres as well as country swing and two step. Her 10+ years of coaching/teaching cheerleading and Zumba serve as a foundation to her line dance instruction. She has danced on the stagecoach Honky Tonk Dance team for 2 years.
Adia began creating line dance music videos as a fun way of honoring and celebrating artists and choreographers that continue to create beautiful songs and routines, as well as to highlight the love of dance that binds us all together.
Instructor | Borderline Bar and Grill, BL Dancehall and Saloon, Borderline Country Nights Canyon Agoura and Canyon Santa Clarita, CA
Candy has been dancing since she was 9 years old, and has been fortunate enough to make a living as a performer and a teacher. Her background in ballet, jazz and musical theatre provides a unique perspective to country dancing, allowing her to break things down in a specific way.
Country dancing, both 2-step and Line, became an integral part of Candy’s life in 1991. She has been blessed to share her passion in the greater LA area at many venues, private events, and 8 line dance cruises. She has been the lead instructor at Borderline since 1995, and prior to that taught at InCahoots Glendale and Denim and Diamonds Woodland Hills.
Candy’s line dance channel, candysherwin.com, was developed as an online reference and support to the community she loves so dearly. She continues to teach and choreograph daily, and is ever so grateful to her wonderful husband, Joe Mika, for his constant love and support.
Owner of The Mishnock Barn | Instructor & Choreographer, RI
Dan started line dancing in 1992 when he changed the format of his night club “The Mishnock Barn” to Country line dancing. Some of Dan’s line dance choreography includes: My Maria, Tailgate, Syncopated Love, We Are Tonight and Day of the Dead.
Dan and Kelly Albro are also well known for their partner pattern choreography.
Instructor | DJ | Oil Can Harry's, CA
Rick Dominguez has been a Country Western DJ and a line dance instructor and choreographer for 25 years! Known for dances like “Call Me Señorita, “Sweet Tea’, Loosen Up My Buttons, Blue Jeans On, You Look Good, Everybody Have A Good Time and Ex’s & Oh’s” as well as many other local favorites.
Rick teaches line dances throughout the country with various clubs and organizations and has been the resident DJ at Oil Can Harry’s in Studio City for 26 years and counting.
Rick is the creator of WWLA (Wrangler Weekend Los Angeles) a local country western dance convention now in it’s 8th year!
Instructor | Waterwheel Saloon, CA
Annemarie Dunn has 30+ yrs professional experience as a studio owner, Director of Arts performances & programs, instructor, choreographer, & performer in multiple dance styles for all ages including the
development & integration of adaptive/therapy programs for special needs.
Annemarie founded & owns
the Word In Motion Entertainment & Dance Company in Rancho Cucamonga CA servicing Community
Programs, Festivals, Corporate & Private Events locally, Nationally, Internationally for 25+ yrs and
previously managed a “family friendly” entertainment & dance based nightclub AP2G “A Place To Go” for
Annemarie is passionate about mentoring, partnering & program development to build new
foundations & create new opportunities. Annemarie founded the Stagecoach Honky Tonk Dance Team and currently has served 7 yrs as the Stagecoach Honky Tonk Productions Program Development Director,
Dance Teams Captain & Cross-promotions lead.
Additionally Annemarie has been a Lead Instructor for Boots on Stage & Country Booze cruises, currently the Lead Instructor & dance director for Water Wheel in Norco CA, and previous program director & lead instructor for Brandin Iron Saloon in San Bernardino CA, Toby Kieth’s Bar & grill in Rancho Cucamonga CA, and development of dance programs at multiple locations throughout Southern California.
Annemarie is highly sought for her motivational, energetic &
personable teaching style & management experience.
Annemarie’s core motto – LIVE LOVE DANCE with Excellence, Character & Integrity
Carlton Thompson (Phoenix) was born and raised in Napa, CA and started line dancing at the age of fifteen. Carlton has been the lead line dance instructor at Charlie's Phoenix for 13 years, additionally he was the director and choreographer for the Phoenix Heatwave dance group for 6 years. Currently, Carlton is an independent line dance instructor and travels to teach, while still creating choreography. Check out his contagious energy on his YouTube channel.
Instructor | The Grad SLO, CA
Since she was small, Kaylyn has always had a passion for dance. Five years ago, her friends picked her up kicking and screaming, placing her in a car to go line dancing at The Grad. That was that, she was hooked. Since then, her passion for line dancing has only grown, taking her all over the US and the world. The most memorable place she’s line danced? Havana, Cuba!
In 2019, she and a friend founded The Gold Coast Line Dancers and created Wednesday Night Fusion at The Grad. She is also the founder of SLO Down & Dance, bringing line dance workshops and events to the central coast. When not traveling or at events, you can find her sharing her passion teaching classes Wednesday nights at The Grad.
Instructor | Cowboy Country & Gaslamp, CA
Cindi is a fun, out-going instructor, with a playful attitude and a “Fake It ‘til You Make It” motto! “It’s all about having fun, enjoying time with friends or family, listening and dancing to great music, and learning to dance at your own pace!”
As a country music enthusiast, you can find Cindi every Friday night teaching line dance at Cowboy Country & Thursday nights at The Gaslamp in Long Beach, Monday & Wenesday night Community Center classes, as well as at many special events and private parties throughout Southern California. Her past major events include The Shipkicker Country Music Festival at the Queen Mary, the 4th of July Extravaganza on The Queen Mary, Coastal Country Jam in Huntington Beach and San Diego, Boots In the Park in San Bernardino, and Round Up at LA Live
Cindi ’s love for music and dancing has transitioned into a fulfilling career, starting with Drill Team & Cheerleading in school. She began teaching Aerobics & line dancing in the early ‘90’s.
Instructor | Jaxon, CA
Michael Cox, or Country Mike, as he’s known locally in San Francisco, started dancing 3 years ago when he found Jaxson, a country bar in the Marina district of SF. Being from Connecticut, Mike was a fan of country music, but found a true passion with dance, quite unexpectedly.
After going to Jaxson on a bi-weekly basis, Mike began not only line dancing, but Country Swing dancing as well. He travelled to other Bay Area bars to compete and learn new dances, bringing them back to his home bar and spreading the new dances with the local dance community.
Mike began teaching at Jaxson on Thursday and Sunday nights and made the Stagecoach Honky Tonk Dance Team for the 2019 season, where he absolutely fell in love with the welcoming community of dancers he met from all over the country. His hope is to be able to continue to spread the passion he has for dance, and give beginner dancers the confidence to express themselves the way the dance floor allows us to.
When he’s not dancing, Mike is into fitness, running or riding his Peloton, playing a few chords on his guitar or educating his clients in his work with financial planning and investment management.
Phoenix & Mesa, AZ
Leo started dancing Ballroom when he was 15 and that started his passion to learn many different styles, including Hip-Hop/Breakdancing. Ultimately, he fell in love with Country and Line dancing, where's competed and won at local competitions. He's taught at small and big venues and events bringing his own personality and energy to dancers of all levels.
Born and raised in San Diego, CA his dance journey has currently led him to Phoenix/Mesa, AZ where he holds several classes and workshops throughout the month.
Twin Oaks, Hopmonk, Wine Country Line Dance, Rohnert Park Senoir Center, Studio in San Rafael, CA
I am a Dancer, Instructor, Choreographer, DJ, Competitor and Event Director.
2014, I started line dancing at a local bar.
2016, I attended my first circuit event, Las Vegas Dance Explosion.
2017, I co-choreographed the internationally-known dance "C
an't Walk Away" with Christopher Gonzalez, which won its World Championship title in January 2018.
2017, I began instructing locally. I currently teach at a few local venues and classes. I have been fortunate enough to be invited to instruct at events across the country, which include Pikes Peak Line or Bust, Palm Springs Winter Break, Stagecoach Festival, and Kansas City Dancing Up A Storm.
2017, I joined Line Dance Podcast.
As a member of both Line Dancer Radio (current) and Move Radio (2018), I have been awarded two Crystal Boot Awards for People's Choice.
2018, I began competing in UCWDC Novice Solo Line Dance
2019, I co-hosted my first dance event with Wine Country Line Dance.
2019, I was invited to DJ my first event, Las Vegas Dance Explosion
DJ | Borderline & Cowboy Palace, CA
Speaking of a DJ with the ability to shake the epicenter of the dance floor, Josh comes into the picture. Josh is a dynamic, creative, and ambitious DJ who is prominent for his energetic, uniquely styled country mixes, infused with pop, classic rock, and hip-hop. Over the years, just has been a regular fixture in Ventura countries nightlife. With residences at local hotspots like borderline bar and grill in Thousand Oaks California, and the iconic Cowboy Palace in Chatsworth California, he has gathered enthusiastic audience response and praise over the last 20 years.
Josh‘s career as a professional DJ has been built on experimenting, professionalism, and attention to detail. Over the years, he has played everything from clubs, two weddings, two festivals. He has worked every year of the Oakheart Country Music
Festival since it was founded in 2011. 2018 brought the inaugural KHAY Fest for the local radio station, the Boots and Brews Festival, and a breakthrough performance at the Stage Coach Country Music Festival.
Being extremely well versed in the country music and dancing, Josh has developed an uncanny ability to listen to a song and instantly know which dance would work best. He sees each night/event as another chance to take the audience on a journey and keep them entertained from the first song to the last. He is always looking for new opportunities and challenges to develop his craft and entertain people.
Instructor | On-Air Personality, K-Frog
Vicki Pepper (aka Pepper)
Pepper is best known for being the sassy evening host on K-Frog in the Inland Empire, but she was line dancing even before she worked in radio! Now, she regularly teaches line dancing as part of her events with the station. With a background in classical ballet, Pepper learned to country dance at the Brandin’ Iron in San Bernardino, where she also works as a fill-in DJ.
You may have seen her leading line dancing at Boots in the Park, the Norco Rodeo, the Hot Summer Nights Country Concert Series at Victoria Gardens, and during quarantine, on the K-Frog Instagram Live!
She believes that the most important part of line dancing isn’t getting the steps down perfectly, but having fun.
Instructor | Borderline Bar and Grill, BL Dancehall and Saloon, Canyon Club, CA
Kristal Lynn Konzen
Kristal Lynn Konzen was born and raised in Southern California, and has embraced the country line dance community throughout California. She regularly takes classes and is in constant colleagues in order to be up to date with new dances and make new connections. Her dance roots stem from studio dancing in ballet, jazz, lyrical, and hip hop since she was three years old and started teaching in the dance studio she worked at starting at age 16.
In 2008 she made semi-finals for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, and during her trip to Dallas, fell in love with country two step and line dancing. In 2013, she gained a coveted teaching spot at her favorite local country bar Borderline Bar and Grill and became the resident College Night Dance Instructor. She had been an instructor for Borderline since and helped create the Borderline Dance team which she has directed since the formation in January 2019.
Kristal Lynn has taught the last three years at Stagecoach Country Music Festival as well as at the Annual Central Coast Country Dance event. She has taught the last four years at Conejo Valley Country Western days, hosting and teaching at the annual Conejo Valley Days and at LA Live Roundup in 2016 and 2017. She also enjoys teaching private events, parties, charity events, and even specializes in choreography.
Her choreography and line dances are taught in California, Texas, Florida, New Jersey, and Richmond. Most recently her line dance "I Got This (Can't Miss)" was endorsed by country music star Jerrod Niemann and has been taught in several states across the country.
Dancing is her passion and her dreams are to continue to bring her love of dance and choreography to as many people as possible, making friends along the way. Whether you learn a new dance step, a new line dance, or just leave class with a smile on your face, these memories make her job fulfilling.
Find Kristal Lynn on Instagram and Facebook at @KristalLynnDance and subscribe to her YouTube channel for Line Dance Instructions and Demo Videos.
Instructor | Stampede, CA
Tony enjoys teaching at the Temecula Stampede on Monday evenings for over four years now. He met his wife, Donna Sue, there about 25 years ago and 23 year Anniversary last month in April. Tony runs a Facebook group called Stepping In Time where he posts live teaches as well as dance lists and more information important for his dance followers.
Instructor | DJ, NV
Dustin Valcalda, a Lake Tahoe area native, was born and raised in Truckee, California. Dance started off as a hobby for him, which eventually turned into a passion and then a profession. Specializing in country DJing, line and partner dance instruction, Dustin has quickly become one of the most knowledgeable and prominent DJ’s and dance instructors in the Northern Nevada area. As an teacher at many of the regions major venues, as well as an instructor for the local community college, you're sure to learn something new, fun, and exciting on the dance floor with him.
DJ | General Manager | Round Up Country Nightclub, FL
John Lindsay was born just south of Boston and has been a club and radio
DJ since 1983 with a specialization in country, line, and swing dancing
since 1993. He is an accomplished dancer having competed all over the
US, including several appearances at the UCWDC Worlds Championships.
Since moving to Florida, John has been a DJ and General Manager of theWorld Famous Round Up Country Nightclub.
The Ranch, Montana's, Cowboy Palace, CA
Dev's been performing, choreographing & teaching country dancing for 25 years (line & partner dances, 2-step, east/west coast swing). Dev's performed alongside country music legends as well as worked as principal dancer/choreographer for several TV networks (ie: ABC sitcom 'Splitting Up Together'; NBC sitcom 'The Guest Book'; Paramount 'The Singles Table' with Alicia Silverstone. Disney's 'Toy Story' live production at The El Capitan Theater in Hollywood & numerous TV commercials- to name a few).
Currently Dev regularly teaches in Southern California at: Montana’s in San Dimas, The Ranch in Anaheim, The Cowboy Palace in Chatsworth & subs at Oil Can Harry’s in Studio City.
Being both a professional singer and dancer, Dev loves to entertain & create a fun rapport with her classes & private lessons~ bringing both classic & contemporary dances to the floor!
Instructor | Stoney's Rockin' Rodeo, CA
Kat started line dancing in 1994 and fell in love with this style of dance. She became an instructor a few years later and has been teaching country line and couples dancing for over 22 years and teaching ballroom dancing for over 14 years. She has been the head dance instructor at Stoney’s Rockin' Rodeo in Sacramento for the last 12 years and is sought after to teach at various bars and events in the Sacramento area.
Ranked an Advanced competitive dancer in both the World Swing Dance Council and the Country Two Step Tour, Kat travels regularly to compete and teach at events.
In 2010, she received her B.A. in Dance with an emphisis in Choreography. Kat has studied many types of dance from ballroom, country, and folk to ballet, modern, and swing.
Instructor | The Ranch Saloon, CA
Kerry Kick teaches line dance and two-step lessons for private parties, events, and every Thursday night for Line Dance Thursday at The Ranch Saloon in Anaheim, CA. Her passion is in finding and teaching new line dances to both contemporary country and popular music.
When Kerry's not on the dance floor, you'll find her training for her next endurance run and spending time with friends and family. She always looks forward to seeing new faces on the floor and helping everyone share her passion for dancing.
Learn more about Kerry Kick at www.kerrykick.com See you on the dance floor!
Instructor | Saddle Rack, CA
Dance has always been a huge part of Micaela Terry’s life. She started dancing at the age of 3 and was in love with it from the start.
In high school Micaela started listening to country music after she “borrowed” some CD’s from her Dad. Her first taste of line dancing happened as soon as she had her driver’s license. Micaela would meet up with some friends and drive down to Gilroy on Friday nights to dance at a place that was 16 and over. She stepped away from line dancing in College but, continued to take dance classes for fun.
In 2005 a friend from work dragged her to a weekly line dance class that she was taking through the Campbell community center. Micaela was hooked and hasn’t stopped line dancing since.
In 2016, she was asked to join a country line dance group called the Rebel Soles. That is when Micaela started teaching line dancing regularly.
In 2017 Micaela choreographed her first line dance. In 2018 at Vegas Dance Explosion she won a Choreography competition with her beginner line dance Mayday, Mayday.
Today, she is still teaching line dance and country two step at the Saddle Rack in Fremont. She still takes dance classes and dances as often as possible in her free time. She loves to share her passion for dance with others and hopes to light a fire in others for dance.
Instructor | Brandin' Iron, CA
Shaun started dancing again as a therapy from Hip surgeries. He found line dancing to be the most self energizing and therapeutic for his recovery. Shaun continued to grow his vocabulary and dance library. Before he knew it, he was dancing 7 nights a week.
Shaun found Family Day at the Brandin' Iron, and was so excited to share with his family and those of all ages. He really fell in love and started teaching even more.
Shaun enjoys the fun of teaching a new dance and giving tips to all levels of how to adjust the dance to "your style"; Teaching people to follow the basics and not the crowd, on ones like Redneck Angel, Slappin Leather, Uptown Funk.
Recently, Shaun became a proud grandpa to Noah Beckett Kilburn, Born 22 April 2020
Cowboy Country | Atomic Ballroom CA
Joe discovered dancing 27 years ago by accident, fell in love with the music and the people and immediately started dancing five nights a week. He's been teaching Partner and Line dancing about 10 years but professionally only 4. Joe competes in Two Step and Hustle and constantly practice to improve my dance. Music and the joy of helping other people learn how to have fun are why I love teaching.
Crew Country Line Dance, NY
Lisa is the owner and instructor of Crew Country Line Dancing, based in Upstate New York. Although her first dance experiences included cheer, jazz and hip hop, she took her first line dance class as a way to stay connected to dance almost 25 years ago and fell for it. "The Binghamton Crew" as the dancers were called by bands they would follow to dance to, became known for their unique style on the dance floor, friendliness, and fun. She is known for choreography such as "Kick It Up", "Barnyard Boogie", "I'm Here (the official line dance of I'm Here beer!), "Sangria" and "Hometown Girl."
Lisa teaches at The Cave, known for its unique LED Infinity dance floor, Ransom Steele Tavern and the Elks. In addition, she donates her time and teaching to support various community events and spread the love and joy people find through dance.
Feel free to cut anything out if it is too long. Thank you so much for the opportunity to partake in this event and meet other dancers and instructors! Thank you for all you are doing! Stay safe and healthy!
DJ | Incahoots, CA
DJ Lauren is the resident Friday and Sunday night DJ at InCahoots in Fullerton, CA.
She has been a DJ for clubs and weddings since 2011 and has played at events like The Oak Heart Country Music Festival and prestigious venues such as House of Blues, The Glass House and Club Vibe at Morongo.
She fell in love with the country music and line dance scene first as a dancer, before transitioning into her roll as DJ.
Outside the club, Lauren is also a Zumba Fitness instructor, as well as a mother of 2.
Lauren loves her job, and it shows with her fresh music choices and happy demeanor on and off the mic.
She wants to thank all of you who are attending and supporting this event. We are country strong, and will dance our way through whatever challenges come our way!
DJ | Montana's. CA
With an EXTENSIVE list of events to his resume, DJ Jeremy can safely say he’s “Done that!” As both a DJ and Sound Engineer for over 33 years, DJ Jeremy started his professional DJ career on the Central Coast of California at the age of 14 while living with his father who was stationed at Vandenderg Air Force Base. Country music first became a major part of Jeremy’s life soon after, and before he even graduated high school, he went to work for his first DJ company where he first learned how to play Country, and even learned his first line dance, “The Achy Breaky” the same week it came out!
Now, over 33 years later, even with his extensive resume, DJ Jeremy still believes that every gig is a blessing and even gets a little nervous at the beginning of each night. He has been asked to speak to other DJs nationwide at conventions for his expertise in Mobile Sound System Construction, Event Planning and Business Management, was featured as a “Top Wedding DJ” in Mobile Beat Magazine, and has been hired to perform at MANY celebrity events over the years.
DJ Jeremy worked at his first Country night at The Red Onion and Black Angus, and has not looked back since. His heart is in Country Music and truly enjoys it when the dance floor is packed! He recently took over at Montana’s when DJ Rick Siana retired after a 15 year run! Both DJ Jeremy and DJ Rick have known each other for over 23 years, so when the opportunity came up, there was no doubt that Jeremy would be a great fit for Country music lovers there.
This man also boasts an extensive list of hobbies, but his love for the outdoors is number one! Sometimes you will see pictures of him on a boat heading out in the Pacific Ocean, rod and reel in hand, or heading up to the central valley looking for Bass or Trout and then simply pitching a tent and rolling out the sleeping bag when he gets tired. He is also characterized a “Master Chef” and has won 1st Place in several Salsa Making Competitions.
The pictures you don’t ever see or hear about though are the ones that show him volunteering at various Veteran’s support events, or when he sets records for the “Most number of Thanksgiving dinners prepared for Military Families in need,” and when he’s helping the local animal rescues with anything they need, including free pet vaccinations for low-income and homeless individuals.
Everybody has a calling in life and DJ Jeremy has certainly found his. It is apparent that his love for his craft shines through every night he performs and his kindness is upfront when you go to the DJ Booth and ask him for a song.
Project Manager | Event Coordinator
My love for line dancing and the country community grows more and more with every 8 count! How it all began…..following Country Sole on facebook and youtube! You can see his passion for dancing in all his videos and it looked like soooo much fun and I definitely wanted to learn. I reached out to my now dear amazing super talented friend Bj (country Sole) and asked if he knew of any line dance lessons closer to home since his lessons where a short drive (San Diego).
I was opened with open arms by everyone, the “regulars” there are my now amazing friends that I not only dance with but I’ve made endless memories that I will cherish forever. I went from being intimidated to try something new that made me feel like I had to left feet, to having a sense of belonging and smiling all through the dance floor and having a right and left foot.
Line dancing not only keeps my girls and I active but it lets us be ourselves some place where we will never be judged, where we will be encouraged to follow our dreams and always be welcomed with open arms.
Rebecca has always loved country music and dancing so naturally she was drawn to line dancing 4 years ago! She began dancing when she was 4 years old. She had a background in tap, jazz, ballet, and lyrical with a touch of hip-hop to add in the mix. Being from South San Francisco, CA, Rebecca started line dancing at The Saddle Rack. She later moved to San Diego with her husband, where she continued dancing at In cahoots San Diego and then Off Base Bar. Now she currently resides just outside of Austin, TX and looks forward to making more dance friends and finding more places to dance!
Event Coordinator | Graphic Design
Amber learned line dance and two step at Incahoots, Fullerton which was her hometown bar for many years. She fell in love with both and now dances all over Southern California at various bars throughout the week. You might spot her dancing at Montanas, The Ranch, Brandin’ Iron, Waterwheel, Incahoots, Cowboy Country, or Stampede. She considers the friends she has made through dance her “dance family” and thinks of the dance floor as her second home. She is continuously trying to improve technically to learn all that she can about dance! Her newest challenge is learning country swing! She is excited to support the event team with her Advertising and Art background by providing graphics and promotional material for events.