Joel Plys began his swing dance career in the summer of 1998 on a date in Chicago. He learned very quickly from countless workshops and non-stop dancing and brought his skills to Cleveland, OH.
Joel taught swing full-time in Cleveland, OH for 4 years (1999-2002) and, with Valerie Saltrom, started Get Hep Swing, LTD. He co-created the very first All Balboa Weekend with Valerie in 2001. He moved to San Diego in 2002 and has taught all over the world. Joel continues to travel the globe sharing his love of Swing dancing.
Joel has a high-quality, energetic approach to the dance that makes every lesson with him and any partner a blast!
As a regular teacher at major events all over the world, his down to earth, enthusiastic attitude is contagious. He has taught all over the US (26 states and counting) as well as Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Scotland and Sweden.