July 26 - July 29, 2018 - La Grande Motte, France

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Barry Jones & Patty Vo

Barry Jones has 4 U.S. Open titles, three being from the SHOWCASE DIVISION. Barry has been very instrumental in the development of several dance communities, most notably Tulsa, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Dallas. The mayor of St Louis Missouri bestowed a great honor of declaring April 5, 1996 “Barry Jones Day” for his work in training and working with the youth in swing dancing.

He was honored and inducted into the National Swing Dance Hall of Fame in 2006 at the US Open. He has won every award that possibility could be given and he continues to share his many years’ experience for the growth of West Coast Swing.

He has been well respected and sought out National judge including the US Open for several years. He has recently come out of retirement with now partner, Patty Vo, where they just captured 1st place in the Showcase Division at Liberty Swing/ 1st place in Showcase Division at Dallas Dance/ 1st place Showcase Division at Tampa Bay Classic.

His judging & coaching experience brings very important knowledge to dancers both in Jack and Jill’s, and couple divisions.

Patty VO is considered one of the top female West Coast Swing Dancers on the scene.
She travels internationally, teaching, competing, performing, coaching, and judging at dance events across the globe.

Patty’s backgrounds consist of Ballroom, Latin, Swing, Jazz, Ballet and Country.

Through her versatility she is able to mesh her unique styles of dance to create a look of her own.