American Bop Association Hall of Fame

For information regarding the ABA Hall of Fame contact the Hall of Fame Director Barbara Cooley

November 9, 2019

Beth joined Derby City Bop in January 2005. Within a few months, she was serving on the Board as Secretary until 2009. In 2007 DCB was losing money and only had enough cash flow for 5 years. At the request of the Treasurer, Beth performed an internal audit of the finan...

Judy has been dancing all of her life, and active in the dance community for over 15 years. Her willingness to give back and support the St. Louis dance community has touched nearly every club in the area. For more than nine years Judy has served on the board of the So...

September 2, 2018

Doug and Jane Harrington – Tampa Bay Beach Boppers (TBBB)

Doug and Jane have been members of the Tampa Bay Beach Boppers for twenty-five years.  They fell in love with the Carolina Shag the first time they were exposed to it in 1993 and have faithfully supported the dan...

September 2, 2018

Don Downs has more than 26 years of service to the dance community with Ruth Puckett by his side!  He was key in the start-up of 2 ABA dance clubs (Little Rock Bop Club & Spa City Club) and attends both club's regularly. Don, as President, was a visionary for the very...

November 11, 2017

Linda Main has been a member of the Steel City Boogie Club (SCBC) since shortly after it was founded 20 years ago. She had always been active on the social dance scene in the western Pennsylvania area, so joining the SCBC was a natural choice for Linda. In 2006, she de...

October 14, 2017

John has long been a pillar of the dance community in South Florida and has been no less in the continued support and growth of the South Florida Swing Dance Society. His dedication and service to the club makes him one of their most valuable assets. He has been consid...

October 14, 2017

Doug and Linda Eskew began swing dancing almost 30 years ago. Living in St. Charles, Missouri, they joined the St. Charles Imperial Dance Club and began their journey of spreading the great news about swing dancing. In 2004 Doug was elected president of the club, where...

November 12, 2016

Judy began dancing in her teen years growing up in North Carolina. Of course this meant spring and summer breaks spent at the beaches of the Carolinas. Judy quickly became one of the best female dancers around. In the early 80's Judy participated in the small groups of...

November 12, 2016

Pete became a member of the Memphis Bop Club in 1995 after reading an article written by Jo Reynolds about the club's dances and activities. After brushing up on his dance technique Pete assisted Jo with dance lessons whenever needed.

It wasn't long before Pete discover...

November 12, 2016

Ron Waller has been a member of South Side Imperial Dance Club since 1979 joining just one month after the club's inception and has been a continuous member since that time.

Ron has served as Treasurer, Sergeant at arms, and dance director for South Side. Ron volunteere...

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