Musicians Preservation Hall All-Stars Preservation Hall All-StarsThe Preservation Hall All-Stars have held the torch of New Orleans music aloft for more than 50 years.Shotgun Jazz Band Shotgun Jazz Band“Gutsy, gritty and grabbing... straight-ahead New Orleans jazz of the first order—no tricks or gimmicks here.”Showdown All-Stars Showdown All-StarsCombo led by local New Orleans musician Ben Polcer, assembled just for New Orleans Swing Dance Festival.Washboard Rodeo Washboard RodeoWestern Swing led by Washboard Chaz and featuring some of New Orleans' best musicians.Tuba Skinny Tuba SkinnyFormed in in 2009, Tuba Skinny has steadily evolved from a loose collection of street musicians into a solid ensemble dedicated to bringing the traditional New Orleans sound to audiences around the world.Miss Sophie Lee Miss Sophie LeeIn a city where the music and restaurant business are equally exclusive, Lee is pulling both off in style. John Zarsky’s Tradstars John Zarsky’s Tradstars"Archaic Pop", otherwise known as 1920s-40s trad jazz from New Orleans.Antoine Diel Antoine DielAntoine Diel is a genre bending artist with a powerful, soulful voice. Antoine will be a guest vocalist with the Showdown All Stars and the Preservation Hall All Stars on Saturday night.G & Her Swinging Three G & Her Swinging ThreeA swinging quartet that adds elements of vernacular jazz dance by incorporating tap and other dances from the vintage era (1920's-1950's).Hot Toddy & His Fully Dressed Po’ Boys Hot Toddy & His Fully Dressed Po’ BoysHot Toddy & His Fully Dressed Po' Boys is a New Orleans based traditional and early jazz dance band led by dancer/musician Todd Yannacone.Taryn Newborne Taryn NewborneBorn in Memphis and raised in Atlanta, Taryn is rooted deeply in the soil of a rich musical heritage.Royal Street Wreckers Royal Street WreckersThe Royal Street Wreckers, captained by Jason Jurzak, are the brass band that's led the way for all of our Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown second lines. Teachers Giselle Anguizola Lindy Hop, Jazz, Swing KidsGiselle AnguizolaLindy Hop, Jazz, Swing KidsSince the swing revival in the 1990s, Giselle has been an unmissable voice in the swing dance community as performer, instructor, competitor, event organizer, social dancer, judge and DJ.LaTasha Barnes Lindy Hop, JazzLaTasha BarnesLindy Hop, JazzLaTasha “Tasha” Barnes is an artist, dancer, entrepreneur, and ambassador of culture.Chance Bushman Lindy Hop, BluesChance BushmanLindy Hop, BluesWhile he has taught and performed around the world, he considers himself a social dancer first and foremost.Oz Cooper Chicago Steppin, Detroit BallroomOz CooperChicago Steppin, Detroit BallroomOz Cooper is a teacher and director of the Whodat Steppers, an organization that is dedicated to the introducing, promoting, teaching and supporting the Urban Partner Dance community in New Orleans, LA.Michael Faltesek Lindy Hop, JazzMichael FaltesekLindy Hop, JazzFalty has been dancing for well over 18 years, in that time he has traveled to instruct, compete, and perform all over the globe.Kerry Genese Lindy HopKerry GeneseLindy HopShe can also be found performing around town with the NOLA Jitterbugs and The Chorus Girl Project. As a dancer and teacher, Kerry values feeling and humor. Her concentration is on improving technique, but always as a means to another end.Mia Halloran Balboa Swing, St. Louis ShagMia HalloranBalboa Swing, St. Louis ShagWith her incredible string of competition wins and international teaching and performing gigs, Mia excels in dances from the Jazz Age and is known as one of the best Balboa Swing dancers in the world. Marissa Joseph Hot JazzMarissa JosephHot JazzA New Iberia, Louisiana native, Marissa “MoeJoe” Joseph is a performer, teacher, dance fitness leader & culture entrepreneur who labels both herself and dance style as Afro-Creole specializing in the areas of folk/street dance.Nikki Kontoulas Carolina ShagNikki KontoulasCarolina ShagNikki has served many years as a member, choreographer, and captain of the National Shag Dance Championship Team and was inducted in 2006 to The Beach Shagger’s Hall Of Fame as a Keeper of The Dance.Laura Manning Lindy Hop, JazzLaura ManningLindy Hop, JazzLaura Manning is a director, choreographer, and instructor of jazz and swing-era dances, whose full-time experience working in a city world-renowned for its jazz gives her unique insight she loves sharing with audiences and students alike.Nikki Marvin Lindy Hop, Balboa, JazzNikki MarvinLindy Hop, Balboa, JazzNikki owns the famous ATOMIC Ballroom in Irvine, CA, is the director of the Atomic Cherry Bomb Chorus Girl company, and moonlights as Moxie Gold in the Hollywood Burlesque scene.Shesha Marvin Lindy Hop, Balboa, JazzShesha MarvinLindy Hop, Balboa, JazzShesha is a dance aficionado specializing in Jitterbug dances and Argentine Tango.Andy Reid Lindy HopAndy ReidLindy HopSince 2002, Andy has performed and taught Lindy Hop all over the world.Randall Rosenberg Hip Hop, LatinRandall RosenbergHip Hop, LatinRandall is a professional dance teacher and performer, specializing in Hip Hop and Salsa dance.Alan Stokes Carolina ShagAlan StokesCarolina ShagAlan is a National Shag Dance Champion, a member of the Beach Shagger's National Hall of Fame "Keepers of The Dance", and a former member of the National Shag Dance Championships Dance Team.Joseph Wiggan TapJoseph WigganTapA native of Los Angeles, Joseph is a decorated tap dancer that has performed on stages and taught dancers the world over.Todd Yannacone Lindy Hop, St. Louis Shag, Balboa SwingTodd YannaconeLindy Hop, St. Louis Shag, Balboa SwingTodd has worked with dance and music legends alike, and is a member of the acclaimed dance troupe, the Silver Shadows. Featured Performers Frankie Manning Foundation Ambassadors Frankie Manning Foundation AmbassadorsThe Frankie Manning Foundation Ambassadors are a group of dancers who have been selected by The Frankie Manning Foundation to continue Frankie's legacy of preserving and promoting the Lindy Hop.The Diamond Dolls The Diamond DollsThe vision of the Diamond Dolls is to provide equal opportunity to all skill levels to learn and perform various types of dance in Denver, Colorado.Atomic Cherry Bombs Atomic Cherry BombsThe Cherry Bombs are Southern California’s premiere all-female Jazz and vintage dance troupe.The International Sh$tstorm The International Sh$tstormThe International Sh$tstorm is a flexible beast, with simple choreography that accommodates diverse instrumentation.The Jazz Squares The Jazz SquaresThe Jazz Squares are your own New Orleans-based swing dance performance group, born out of Crescent City Swing. Dedicated to bringing you the squarest steps from the squarest folks.New Orleans Chorus Girls New Orleans Chorus GirlsThe New Orleans Chorus Girls are an all-female vintage jazz dance group who perform choreographies set exclusively to recordings and live performances by their beloved local New Orleans jazz family.Bobby Bonsey Bobby BonseyBobby spends his days busking on Royal St. and nights performing at various venues around New Orleans with live bands.Kendall & Ronnie Roderick Kendall & Ronnie RoderickKendall Roderick has a long history with Lindy Hop, but it wasn’t until she moved to Los Angeles, CA that she was introduced to Collegiate Shag. With every second spent practicing, her husband Ronnie Roderick felt he had no choice but to join in.Darryl Young Darryl YoungUpon his return to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, Darryl started teaching dance workshops from his hometown.