Vermont Swings is a nonprofit group lead by a great team of board members who volunteer their time to further their love of swing dancing.


Together, they organize:

  • Classes
  • Workshops
  • Dances
  • Practice Sessions
  • Special Events


Jean Elizabeth Shockley  |  Instructor,  DJ, Dance Coordinator


John Antram   |  Instructor, Co-treasurer

Jean Elizabeth started social/partner dancing in 1995 in Philadelphia. She has served on the board of the . . .

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A swing dancer since 2002, John has taken classes with top instructors from around the world and travels to many events, returning with . . .

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Michael Boucher   |  Instructor, DJ Coordinator


Terry Bouricious  |  Instructor, DJ, Co-Treasurer

After attending a Saturday dance at the Champlain Club, Michael started swing dancing in 2005. He took . . .

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Terry has taught thousands of students the basics of East Coast swing in Vermont since 1983. Students appreciate his detailed break-down of moves and fun style of teaching . . .

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Diane Dwyer | Event Coordinator & Community Outreach


Maria "Mo" Garrido  | Instructor, DJ, Social Media Coordinator

Diane entered the world of social dance in 2008 with ballroom lessons and was immediately drawn to East Coast and Lindy Hop. . .

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In 2002 Mo agreed to accompany a friend to a beginning swing dance class in San Francisco. Having grown up in a, Mo was thrilled to find a vibrant . . .

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Cate Lamb  |  Instructor, Co-treasurer, Band Coordinator


Eric Recchia  |  Instructor, DJ, Class Coordinator

Cate met her husband, Terry Bouricius, while a student in his Latin ballroom dance class in 1988. The two began swing dancing together . . .

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Eric moved to Vermont in July, 2015 from the small, Northern California town of Arcata, where he lived for 5 years. He first began swing dancing . . .

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