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At the Seattle Lindy Extravaganza you'll be entertained by a set of incredible MCs and DJs that will keep you going even when the bands need a break!

MCs

DJs

Sarah Spoon

Wiley Basho Gorn

Chelsea Dole

Jose Tello

Sean Dunn

 

Sarah Spoon

Sarah Spoon hails from London originally, but now spends her time travelling in pursuit of that particular type of joy that comes from lindy hop. She's one of those humans who likes to do all the things! Brought up with eclectic tastes her passion for the music and dance is clear; bringing energy and fun to every dance floor. When MCing, Sarah has been described as a force to be reckoned with, and that's not just because of the quick wit and excellent accent. (Although the accent certainly helps). Sarah is a keen switch dancer so you are all encouraged to ask to her dance!

 

Wiley Basho Gorn

Wiley Basho Gorn (he/him/his) is a dancer and theater artist based in the Pacific Northwest. His passions and professions includes directing, dramaturgy, text coaching, and getting f@#king weird and throwing down at late night dances. Wiley first discovered the Lindy Hop on the streets of New Orleans and it was like finding a piece of his heart that he never knew was missing. He strives for and celebrates creativity, musicality, and truthful playfulness in all his dancing. In theater (and life) Wiley primarily focuses on the works of William Shakespeare and how a personal connection to the language can enrich our lives. When you dance with him ask for a sonnet or speech while you swing out. He’s always happy to oblige!

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Dole

Chelsea Dole has been a regular DJ around Seattle and the Bay Area since 2014. In addition to frequent appearances at local venues such as the Century Ballroom and the 9:20 Special, she has taught DJing workshops, played for many U.S. Lindy workshops and exchanges, and acted as Head DJ for Big Sky Weekend. Her favorite bandleaders and musicians include Illinois Jacquet, Sidney Bechet, Ella Fitzgerald, and Duke Ellington.

 

 

Jose Tello

Jose Tello loves music that swings. He prioritizes the danceability of a song above all else, and looks far and wide for tunes that feel good to dance to.

He'll be your DJ at the Midsummer Night's Ball, Saturday night at the historic Washington Hall!

 

 

 

 

Sean Dunn

Sean DunnSean "SD Boogiedrop" Dunn promises to deliver tunes that inspire musicality, joy and plenty of swingouts. She has a particular soft spot for Louis Jordan, Lucky Millender, and anything with a great female vocal. This is her third SLX as a part of the DJ team. Outside of Seattle Lindy Extravaganza she can be found spinning tunes regularly around Seattle and moonlighting as the president of the Savoy Swing Club.

You'll find Sean on the DJ booth on Sunday afternoon (Westlake Park) and evening (Century Ballroom).