Jo Thompson Szymanski
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.
Jo Thompson Szymanski has choreographed 291 dances, of which 150 have been co-choreographed. Their first published stepsheet on CopperKnob is King Of The Road from October 2007, with their most recent stepsheet of Do My Thing in April 2021.
Additionally, Jo Thompson Szymanski had a CopperKnob no.1 dance in May 2021 with Do My Thing, and has recently had 2 other dances in the top 10.
80 Count 2 Wall Phrased Intermediate Music: Do My Thing - PRTY ANML : (Album: Get Wild - EP)
32 Count 4 Wall Improver Music: Where Did My Baby Go? - Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Country In Me - Lauren Alaina
32 Count 4 Wall Easy Intermediate Music: Remember Me (feat. Moncrieff & Blush) - Alex Gaudino & Bottai : (Single)
32 Count 4 Wall Easy Intermediate Music: Secrets - Nathan Trent & J-MOX : (3:11)
32 Count 4 Wall Easy Intermediate Music: Champagne Night - Lady A : (from Songland)
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Catch - Brett Young
32 Count 2 Wall Intermediate / Advanced NC2 Music: Carrying Your Love With Me - George Strait : (Album: Carrying Your Love With Me - not the edit)
32 Count 4 Wall High Beginner Music: I Ain't Never - Scooter Lee : (CD: Midnight Hauler)
48 Count 2 Wall Beginner Music: See You Later Alligator - Scooter Lee : (CD: Midnight Hauler)
48 Count 4 Wall Improver Music: Time to Swing - Scooter Lee : (CD: Midnight Hauler - www.scooterlee.com, Amazon, iTunes)
48 Count 4 Wall Easy Intermediate Music: Remember You Young - Thomas Rhett : (3:00)
64 Count 2 Wall Phrased Intermediate Music: Wild - Lolo : (2:31)
32 Count 4 Wall Beginner Music: Cowboys Are My Weakness - Nancy Hays & The Heffernans
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: Domino – ZZ Ward (Feat. Fitz) [2:50]
64 Count 2 Wall Phrased Easy Intermediate Music: I'm Sticking With You Baby - Catherine Russell : (CD: Bring It Back - iTunes/Amazon)
32 Count 4 Wall Novice Music: Cowboy Up - Vince Gill
32 Count 4 Wall Easy Intermediate Music: The Way You Make Me Feel - The Douglas Group : (CD: No More Than Necessary)
64 Count 2 Wall Phrased Intermediate Music: Back In Town - Matt Dusk : (Album: Back In Town)
32 Count 4 Wall Intermediate Music: The Bounce - Outasight : (Single)