Keli Hawthorne

Keli Hawthorne

DJ Coordinator

Keli’s love and passion for swing dancing can be summed in 1 word: JOY! She began lindy hopping in Houston where she also started DJing at their weekly dance. Since being in Austin she has learned from great local DJs and is excited to continue the high quality music Austin is known for. She DJs, dances Lindy Hop & Balboa, teaches, and always has at least 5 lipsticks in her purse at any time.

Jen Reed

Jen Reed

Staffing Coordinator

Jennifer learned her first rock steps a long, long time ago from Valerie Salstrom and Joel Plys in her hometown of Cleveland, Ohio. After a foray into West Coast Swing and sparkly clothes, Jennifer returned to Balboa and Lindy Hop and began dancing Balboa competitively in 2010.

When she‘s not traveling to events, teaching Balboa classes in Austin, or coaching the Capitol City Feetwarmers (Matt and Jen’s dance team), you can find her scheduling volunteers to run the Thursday night dance at The Fed!