Joel Plys began his swing dance career in the summer of 1998 on a date in Chicago.
Joel started Get Hep Swing, LTD, and co-created the very first All Balboa Weekend with Valerie Salstrom (June 2001)
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, as well as Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany,
Hungary, Scotland and Sweden.
He has a full knowledge of various styles from years of study, which he shares in his instruction of Balboa,
Lindy, Charleston, Collegiate Shag, Jazz Movement, and Pre-Swing dances (Texas Tommy, One Step, etc).