Healing a Nation Through Music and Dance

Today is a big day for this country. We are possibly more divided than ever and yet also more connected because of social media. The constant stimulation of reading opinions, watching videos, and being pulled this way and that is often too much for me and I am so happy that I have music and dancing to take my mind off of whether I made the right choice with my vote, what is going to happen to this country over the next 4 years, is my business going to survive through all the changes coming down the pipeline. No matter where you stand on any issue it is important to remember that when a great song starts to play we all tap at the same tempo. If we let music drive us instead of ego we would certainly be better off in my opinion.

I am the DJ on Sunday and I hope you can make it to here some of my new music. Spotify has been coming through with some AMAZING recommendations that will drive you to dance as they have me…See you all Sunday!

Sunday Night January 22nd
$15
6pm Two-Step
6:45pm WCS
7:30pm – ? California Mix w/DJ Mr. J
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Saturday Afternoon January 28th
$20
3:30-4:30pm Beginner WCS Intensive
4:30 – 5:30pm Advanced Beginner WCS Intensive
5:30-6:30 Open Practice (I will be available for Q&A as well)
70 Bedford Center Road (The Old Town Hall) – 2nd Floor
Bedford, NH

Many dancers have asked me to start doing these again. Whether you are a seasoned Swing dancer or a rank beginner there is something you can get from attending this intensive. We will be drilling the 7 major basics of WCS and then using those basic steps to really learn how to work off of each other to achieve better connection and more curating leading and following.

There is an occupancy of only 44 people for this venue (46 counting the door person and myself)…There may not be room to sign up that day so you really should reserve your spot for this event with Cash or a check for the full amount BEFORE the event. Also it is not required that you have a partner but I am going to try to get the room to be balanced with leaders and followers so if you can sign up with a partner most of the heavy lifting will be done and I can just work on the lesson…Call, text, or email question to me directly 603 475-1391.

30 for $30 for 2017!
These 30 minute lessons have been working out so well that I am changing how I teach privates going forward. Each lesson will be 30 minutes long and be focused on one dance. I love that we have enough time to get into some deeper concepts but the lesson is short enough to stay fun! If you would like to book a lesson shoot me an email, text (603-475-1391), or reach out to me in person on Sunday nights. Lessons book first come first serve so don’t wait!

New Top 10 and 4 Dates in January

The month of January brings more than a clean start from a messy end to 2016…I have been booked for 4 events! 
Next Sunday Night January 8th

$15
6pm Two-Step
6:45pm WCS
7:30pm – ? California Mix w/DJ Mr. J 
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Saturday Night January 14th

$10
8pm WCS
9pm – ? WCS Dance w/DJ Mr. J
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Sunday Night January 22nd

$15
6pm Two-Step
6:45pm WCS
7:30pm – ? California Mix w/DJ Mr. J
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Saturday Afternoon January 28th

$20
3:30-4:30pm Beginner WCS Intensive
4:30 – 5:30pm Advanced Beginner WCS Intensive
5:30-6:30 Open Practice (I will be available for Q&A as well)
70 Bedford Center Road (The Old Town Hall) – 2nd Floor
Bedford, NH
There is an occupancy of only 44 people for this venue (46 counting the door person and myself)…Spots are selling fast (9 couple spots left) There may not be room to sign up that day so you must reserve your spot for this event with Cash or a check for the full amount BEFORE the event. Call, text, or email question to me directly 603 475-1391.




30 for $30 for 2017!


These 30 minute lessons have been working out so well that I am changing how I teach privates going forward. Each lesson will be 30 minutes long and be focused on one dance. I love that we have enough time to get into some deeper concepts but the lesson is short enough to stay fun!  If you would like to book a lesson shoot me an email, text (603-475-1391), or reach out to me in person on Sunday nights. Lessons book first come first serve so don’t wait! 
This Month’s Top Ten Songs That I am Diggin’ On:

Latest Top 10 and Big News Coming in January

The month of January has Donna giving me her 4th Sunday meaning I will be playing twice in January and giving up my DJ slot in February as I travel first to Nicaragua and then on to Cuba…Neither are vacations but I hope to get at least a little dancing in during my down time if possible.


This week’s Two Step lesson was a fun one that we will be reviewing this Sunday if you missed it. As for the WCS I thought a couple of cool “tricks” that helped us work on our one foot spins. People in class that could not spin prior were able to get a full rotation and those that could do one or two were able to step it up to two or four…I am planning to go a little deeper this week so don;t miss out!

Sunday Night (there is no dance on Christmas day)
$15
6pm Two-Step
6:45pm WCS
7:30pm – ? California Mix w/DJ Steel
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Coming up at January 28th I am teaching a WCS intensive for NHABDA that will be open to the public. Save the date for now as I hammer out the details and let you know hopefully next week…

This Month’s Top Ten Songs That I am Diggin’ On:

  • Heard it through the Grapevine – Garth Brooks
  • Let’s Stay Together – Maroon 5
  • Push – Jackie Joyner
  • Soul Serenade – David Sanborn
  • Big ‘ol Game – Joss Stone
  • Belief – John Mayer
  • Hang on to your love – Sade
  • Some Type of Love – Charlie Puth
  • Be My Love – Marcus Miller
  • Sunshine – Simply Red

Dance On,

Mr. Jonathan


30 for $30

These 30 minute lessons have been working out so well that I am considering only doing 30 minutes at a time. I love that we have enough time to go deep but its not so much that our brains get fried.  If you would like to book a lesson shoot me an email, text (603-475-1391), or reach out to me in person on Sunday nights. Lessons book first come first serve so don’t wait! 

I am The DJ This Sunday at Longfellow’s Club JoEllen

Due to a scheduling conflict in the Boston Swing Scene there is no Swing Dance This Saturday ANYWHERE!

However there is always:

Sunday Night

$15

6pm Two-Step

6:45pm WCS

7:30pm California Mix w/DJ Mr. Jonathan

Longfellow’s Club JoEllen

524 Boston Post Rd

Wayland, MA

One Foot Spins:

The one foot spin has plagued the swing dancer since the very first triple step. Sure some dancers gravitate to them and others are so nervous about them that they avoid them at ALL cost. I developed a drill than you can too everyday, doesn’t take any extra time, and it happens during a daily activity for 98% of people. Check out my latest tutorial on “2 Drills that will Make You a Better One Foot Spinner in Less Than 3 Weeks”

30 for $30

For the rest of 2016 I will be offering private lessons at a reduced rate. My typical rate is $65 for a 45 minute lesson. From now till the end of December (depending on availability) I will be offering mini lessons of 30 minutes for $30. 45 minutes is a long time for one on one learning. Most people can only work on one concept at a time so this gives enough time to really go deep without frying the brain. If you would like to book a lesson shoot me an email, text (603-475-1391), or reach out to me in person on Sunday nights. Lessons book first come first serve so don’t wait! 

This Month’s Top Ten Songs That I am Diggin’ On:

  • Fly Me To the Moon – Steve Tyrell (WCS/Foxtrot/Shag)
  • Funny How Time Slips Away – Lyle Lovett & Al Green (WCS/Shag/Rumba)
  • Your Moving Me – Clyde McPhatter (WCS/Shag/Foxtrot)
  • Bad Case Of Love – BB King (WCS)
  • Run for cover – Sonja Grier (WCS/Cha-Cha)
  • Morning Call – Nick Colionne (WCS)
  • Take It Home – BB King (Slow WCS)
  • Talk the Talk – Kombo (Hustle/Cha/WCS)
  • Hold Back the Night – The Tramps
  • Fever (feat. Michael Buble) – Elvis Presley (Foxtrot/Shag/Swing)