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My name is Denise Steele & I'm the instructor and owner of The Joint Is Jumpin! Swing Dance Studios.


At The Joint is Jumpin! we offer instruction in Swing and Vintage dances to students of all ages.  I have been teaching dance for over 20 years covering Lindy Hop, 20's Charleston, Vernacular Jazz, Vintage Shag, Big Apple, and Swing Blues.  During this time it has been my pleasure to bring the top names in the global dance community to the Eugene and Portland, Oregon area to teach workshops with me.  If you would like to find out more please have a look around,  and join our facebook group page!


Check out our new "store" to purchase class tickets, workshop DVDs, original artwork, giclees, and greeting cards.


See you on the dance floor!

Denise Steele

Latest Updates

Dear Students,  Here it is ... The Frankie Special  : )


This new class session is focused around Beginning and Intermediate Lindy Hop, Charleston, Shim Sham, and a performance piece to celebrate Frankie's world wide 100th Birthday!


This performance piece is very special to my heart as Frankie and I created it for the Swing Masters Jam in London around 2003-2004.  The finale to the 3 day camp was always a cabaret featuring UK performance troupes and a group performance piece by the dance masters/teachers.  I co-ordinated the teachers performance and that year I suggested Frankies PARTNER Shim Sham since hardly anyone knows it.  The teachers were very eager to learn this new version of the Shim Sham as altho Frankie taught and danced his LINDY version of the Shim Sham, THIS PARTNER version is distinctly different and uniquely Frankie.  The fuller story is interesting and I will tell you more in class, or on the DVD Im putting together for its release soon.


Please join me for my new session, I always look forward to seeing you.

Lets knock this one out of the park for Frankie !!!!!!


Take a look on the classes page for more information & let me know if you would like to join us!


See you soon!