Ron Campbell started swing dancing with his wife, Robin, in February 1996. After a brief introduction to swing through a city Ballroom course (preparing for the "first dance" at their wedding later that year), Ron was hooked. He had found a means of expression for his joy for the music of 20s, 30s & 40s. Ron actually had to talk Robin into taking their first swing dance lessons. They never looked back.

Over the years, Ron has studied many forms and styles of swing dancing; East Coast, Lindy Hop (Savoy & Smooth), Balboa & Collegiate Shag to name a few.

Ron was one of the founding members of the Swing Shift Rhythm Club that performs regularly for local hospitals and institutions.

Ron is a member of the Hollywood Hornets, 3-time Team Division National Jitterbug Champions (2002, 2004, 2005). He and Robin also took 1st Place in the Preliminary Round of the 2002 Great Southwest Club Swing-Off at the Rhythm Club.

Ron began teaching Tuesday night Lindy By The Sea classes with Rusty on January 6th 2003.


In 2003, Rusty took on two teaching partners -- Ron Campbell and Giovanni Quintero -- to assist in the Lindy By The Sea school. Since that time, Gio and Ron have become excellent swing dance instructors and have added immeasurably to Lindy by the Sea. They have become favorites throughout the Southern California swing scene for their knowledge, enthusiasm, styling, and social-dancing philosphy.


Giovanni (or as most of his friends call him - Gio) started swing dancing in 1999. He first learned basic East Coast swing at the Derby, and he was hooked.

Gio has been competing since 1999. He competed at the Hollywood Palladium where he took 1st place in their Amateur Jack and Jill division. He won two 1st places at The Connexxions - World Swing Dance Championships for Jack and Jill and Strictly Lindy, and placed 3rd two years in a row at the Annual $10,0000 Viegas Casino Dance Competition. He also placed 3rd,4th and 5th in National Jitterbug Competition Amateur Lindy division.

Gio is a member of the Hollywood Hornets. This popular team is 3-time Team Division National Jitterbug Champions (2002, 2004, 2005).

Gio began teaching Lindy By The Sea classes and the monthly Rhythm Club classes with Rusty on January 5th 2003.