Dan Repsch - Head DJ
Dan is immersed in the music and the movement. As a teacher, his enthusiastic approach brings a focus on innovation, connection, and attention to your partner. As a veteran DJ, he's played for events across 4 continents, DJing everything from international events to local dances. He’s also organized both locally and for international events, including a Head DJ role in BluesSHOUT! and The Balboa/Blues Experiment. In the end, Dan is most excited to work hard at improving the dance and to see his students break through their boundaries.
Ross Blythe (Chicago) thinks music is great, and that you should dance to it. Often, he’ll be dancing in his seat while selecting the next song. Slide some bourbon over and chat with him about what’s playing! Sure to bring the party, Ross has DJ’ed for Sweet Molasses Blues, Steel City Blues, Toronto Blues Battle, Backwater Blues, and other regional and national events. He’s a staple at Chicago’s monthly event Bluetopia, as well as weekly and monthly swing and balboa dances in the city.
Gabrielle loves playing music that gets dancers out on the floor and keeps them there! Her passion is music that moves you, be it blues, vintage jazz, or more soulful, funky tunes. Be careful, her music will often inspire you to dance long after your feet would have called it a night.
Omar has been collecting music for Blues, Swing, and Soul since he was a lil dude. It wasn't until after he started Lindy Hop did he decide to start getting people to dance. He began DJing in 2010. Since then, he has left-clicked tunes all over the world, in such locations as, Barcelona, Stockholm, and Seoul. Currently, he is a regular DJ in the DC/Baltimore area.
Jenny Eldred started blues dancing six years ago, and her music nerd heart put her behind the DJ booth very shortly after. She now calls Boston home but spent her first years dancing in the Midwest. Naturally, Jenny is a big fan of Chicago and Detroit blues, though she hunts across a variety of music in search of that real good groove. Jenny's preference is to keep you out dancing until sunrise but will settle for as late as local ordinances allow. She is absolutely stoked to DJ for you at Blues Muse 2023!