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Jo Thompson Szymanski
Jo Thompson Szymanski


An internationally acclaimed dance instructor and choreographer, Jo Thompson Szymanski has made quite an impact on dance floors worldwide. Having taught line and couple’s dance for 30 years, Jo holds a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Dance. She was voted International Line Dance Instructor of the Year for five years in a row at the UK Crystal Boot Line Dance Awards and was honored with being of the first two people to be inducted into the Line Dance Hall of Fame. Jo, a former Miss Texas and top ten finalist at Miss America, hosted her own instructional television show, Dance Line on The Nashville Network (TNN).

In addition to line dancing, Jo’s teaching and dancing experience spans the fields of Ballet, Jazz, Tap, Country, Swing, Salsa, Ballroom, Square Dancing, Round Dancing, Clogging, and Latin. Demand for Jo’s teaching has taken her to Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Mexico, The Philippines, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and all over the United States and Europe. In 2002 she retired from traveling to start a family.

In November of 2004 Jo was diagnosed with a very rare bone marrow disease, Aplastic Anemia. The disease also affected her joints requiring total replacement surgeries on both hips and multiple surgeries on her knees and shoulders. Gladly, through wonderful doctors and lots of prayer, the disease is now in remission and Jo is able to get back to her love of dance! Jo resides in Highlands Ranch, Colorado with her husband, Tim, and their 4 1/2 year old daughter Anna.

Choreographer Stepsheets

A Little Love    Jo Thompson Szymanski, Michael Barr, Michele Burton – May 2010

   32 Count     2 Wall     Beginner Hustle / Swing     Music: Put A Little Love In Your Heart by Scooter Lee – CD: Home To Louisiana

Ain't Misbehavin'    Guyton Mundy, Jo Thompson Szymanski & Amy Glass - Nov. 2015

   48 Count     4 Wall     Intermediate     Music: "Misbehavin'" by Pentatonix (3:43) iTunes and amazon

Amazing Grace I See    Jo Thompson Szymanski (USA) April 2013

   32 Count     4 Wall     Easy Intermediate     Music: Amazing Grace by Scooter Lee. ["Welcome to Scooterville" CD] 106 bpm

AMERICAN SOLDIER    Jo Thompson Szymanski (Sept 07)

   32 Count     4 Wall     Intermediate level     Music: American Soldier by Toby Keith [Shock 'N Y'all]

ANNA'S EYES    Jo Thompson Szymanski

16 Count     2 Wall     beginner nightclub     Music: In My Daughter's Eyes by Martina McBride

Boogie Woogie Rhythm    Jo Thompson Szymanski - 2011

   48 Count     4 Wall     Intermediate     Music: Boogie Woogie Rhythm by Scooter Lee. CD: Big Bang Boogie (165bpm)

Boom Pow    Scott Blevins and Jo Thompson Szymanski (March 2017)

   32 Count     4 Wall     Intermediate     Music: Boom Pow by Alexandra Stan - Album: Alesta

BOOTY MUSIC    "Team U-S-eh?" - Jo Thompson Szymanski (US), Jackie Miranda (US), Judy McDonald (Canada)

   32 Count     4 Wall     Improver     Music: Booty Music by Git Fresh - single

C'est la Vie Baby    Jo Thompson Szymanski and John Robinson (Jan 2014)

   32 Count     4 Wall     Beginner     Music: "You Never Can Tell" by Scooter Lee

Cha Cha Burn    Scott Blevins and Jo Thompson Szymanski (March 2014)

   80 Count     4 Wall     Phrased Advanced     Music: Burn by Kulay, Album: Kulay Remixes

Choo Choo Cha Boogie    John Robinson & Jo Thompson Szymanski - Feb 2013

   48 Count     2 Wall     Low Intermediate     Music: Choo Choo Cha Boogie by Scooter Lee. ["Welcome to Scooterville" CD] 172 bpm

CINCO DE MAYO    Jo Thompson Szymanski and Alan Livett (1998)

   32 Count     2 Wall     Beginner / Intermediate     Music: Cinco De Mayo by War

Cliché Love Song (Cliche Love Song)    TEAM USA (Jo Thompson Szymanski, Guyton Mundy, John Robinson) Oct 2015

   32 Count     2 Wall     Intermediate     Music: Cliche Love Song by Basim - CLEAN VERSION - (CD Single with green picture on the cover or the live version from 2014 Eurovision Song Contest - both are clean) iTunes, Amazon.com

Cut-A-Rug    Jo Thompson Szymanski & Rita Thompson (07/2002)

   32 Count     2 Wall     Beginner     Music: Roll Back the Rug' by Scooter Lee – (More of the Best, and then some CD)

Darling Mambo    Jo Thompson Szymanski

   32 Count     4 Wall     Beginner     Music: Who Did You Call Darling? by Scooter Lee – Big Bang Boogie CD

Dog-Gone Blues    Jo Thompson Szymanski, Michele Burton & Michael Barr (Apr 10)

   48 Count     4 Wall     Intermediate     Music: No More Doggin' by Colin James (CD: Colin James & The Little Big Band)

DOIN' ALRIGHT!    Jo Thompson Szymanski (Sept 07)

   32 Count     4 Wall     Intermediate level     Music: Alright by Elliott Yamin

DON'T CRY ON MY SHOULDER    Jo Thompson Szymanski (Sept 07)

   32 Count     4 Wall     Beginner/Intermediate level     Music: Don't Cry On My Shoulder by Sam Cooke [The Man Who Invented Soul]

East of Jerusalem Waltz    Jo Thompson Szymanski - 2011

48 Count     4 Wall     Easy Intermediate waltz     Music: East of Jerusalem by Scooter Lee. CD: Sing A New Song

Forever Cool    Jo Thompson Szymanski (USA) Feb 2013

   32 Count     4 Wall     Beginner     Music: : "Ain't That A Kick in the Head" by Dean Martin. CD: "Dino - The Essential Dean Martin" or "Classic Dino - The Best of Dean Martin"

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