American Bop Association Hall of Fame

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

September 5, 2015

Since joining Derby City Bop Association along with his lovely wife, Evelyn, in 1992, Jim has held an office on the Board of Directors or been in charge of various projects. His love of our music, dance and mission have proven unwavering. Jim is currently on the Board...

September 5, 2015

 

From his introduction to Swing Dance while serving in the military in Germany in the early 1980's, Charles' passion for dancing and introducing others to its benefits has grown steadily. From 1984 to 1994 he taught dance lessons in Germany, England, Ireland and Belgiu...

September 5, 2015

Randy and Kathy moved to Nashville 25 years ago and, as they loved to dance, they immediately found the Music City Bop Club and became active members. The served on numerous Committees and were not afraid to do the hard work needed to "Grow'' the Club.

 

Randy was electe...

November 16, 2014

Stuart was one of the founding members of the Great Lakes Swing Dance Club in 1991. Even before that, he was involved in dancing and organizing dances in the local area for years.

 

Stuart has continuously worked at growing and mentoring the Club, Dance Instructors, and...

November 16, 2014

Norm is one of the founding members of the Chicago’s Windy City Jitterbug Club and served on the first Board of Directors. With Norm’s knowledge, input and hard work, the CWCJC became a reality in 1989.

 

Norm, as one of the Club’s first dance instructors and his experti...

August 31, 2013

Mike has been a DCBA member since 1995 and has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Activities Director, Boogie in the Bluegrass Event Planner, and DJ. Mike continues to work tirelessly to make DCBA events the best they can be! Mike’s love for the preservati...

August 31, 2013

I have been in the JBBA from day one in 1977. We have danced from end to town to the other. In all the years I traveled selling ladies clothing I was able to dance with so many wonderful dancers. I was able to learn so many diff erent styles of dance. I feel this is wh...

November 10, 2012

For over a decade, Bud has been helping make St Louis, Mo., one of the premier swing dance locations in the United States. Bud has served on the board of directors for the West County Swing Dance Clubfor eleven years. Of those eleven years, Bud has been an officer of t...

November 10, 2012

Sue and Jackie have been members of the Music City Bop Club since 1992. Sue is the mainstay of our repertoire of DJ’s, having been a club DJ since 1993. Jackie sets up Sue’s equipment and maintains the Music City Bop Club’s sound equipment, and is one of the folks we d...

September 3, 2011

Lou and Kap, as founding members of Ohio’s North Coast Jitterbug Club in 1997, have been instrumental in providing leadership to the organization and helped foster growth of the Club from about 30 members to a current membership of 280. Lou served as President, Vice-Pr...

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