Mid-Ohio Boogie Bash 2015

Meet the Workshop Instructors

Mario-Stephanie   Mario Robau Jr & Stephanie McPherson-Robau
  Houston, Texas
    West Coast Swing &
    Country Two-Step

Mario “Swing Daddy” Robau started dancing at the age of sixteen. He won the Southwest Regional title for the first time at the age of seventeen and began teaching professionally in 1986. Mario’s competitive credentials include: 2 time U.S. Open Classic swing dance champion; U.S. Open Team champion and co-choreographer; 10 time Dallas Dance champion; 6 time Southwest Regional champion; 10 time Texas State champion; 10+ City Houston championships; undefeated slow whip champion; 4-time Grand National champion; 2 time Phoenix Jack and Jill champion; Dallas Dance Hall of Fame; youngest person inducted into Swing Dance Hall of Fame.

Stephanie McPherson-Robau is a 4 time UCWDC World Champion, with two of those titles in the Master’s Division. In addition, she has helped her students win over 10 UCWDC World Championships in their respective Pro-Am Divisions. She is known for her incredible technique and precision, as well as presentation and has over 20 years experience in Country & Western, Ballroom, Latin, and Swing. Stephanie retired from competitive dancing due to injury which led her to her new career as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture. Stephanie is originally from Calgary, but now resides in Houston with the best husband ever (so he says), Mario Robau


Bob_Deb   Bob Budzynski & Debbie White
  Grand Blanc, MI

Bob & Beverly have hosted 28 events in their career, including the prestigious “Michigan Dance Classic.”

They are two time recipients of the “Feather Award” for dancing, the equivalent of an “Oscar” for acting. They are past 1st Place winners of the “American Swing Dance Championships” and have placed in bob_bev the top five of the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships three times. Not to long ago, they were winners at the “World Swing, Salsa, and Hustle Championships” winning 1st Place in all three divisions.

Bob & Beverly have supported dancing in many different ways. For example they are sponsors of the “Masters Tour” and provide $300.00 at 12 designated events and $7600.00 split among the top 4 couples in the point standings at the U. S. Open.

Bob has instructed at the “Mid-Ohio Boogie Bash” the last couple of years with his student, Debbie White. She is an excellant dancer in her own right. According to Bob, Debbie has danced 11 times in the competition and place first 11 times. Bob and Debbie have competed together as well at major dance competitions.

They are delighted to be able to teach for “Mid-Ohio Boogie Bash” and they thank the Mid-Ohio Boogie Club for the opportunity to be an important part of our most fun event.


kevin-dee   Dee & Kevin Twohig
  Charleston, West Virginia
    Carolina Shag

Dee & Kevin Twohig are club instructors for the Charleston Area Shag Society also known as C.A.S.S. of WV.

Kevin and Dee stated that they are honored to be invited to teach at the 2014 Mid Ohio Boogie Bash.

They look forward to sharing their love and knowledge of Carolina Shag with their friends at the Mid Ohio Boogie Bash.

Like many, when they became empty nesters they asked themselves "What they should do now?" They decided to start dancing. Dee and Kevin indicated that they have been fortunate enough to learn, teach and compete in many different styles of dance. Their dancing has allowed them to travel throughout the country and study under some great instructors.

They hope that we will be pleased with what they teach and they look forward to meeting and dancing with everyone. They indicated that you should feel to come by and say hello.


don and jennifer ewell   Don and Jennifer Ewell
  Columbus, Ohio
    East Coast Swing &
    Night Club Two Step

Don and Jennifer have been members of the dance community for several years. Don’s passion to dance prompted him to learn all that he could as soon as he could.

His passion led to teaching others what he knew. Jennifer joined him after their marriage. They are well known in the Columbus area for their ability to impart their expertise to their students.


logo-bash-2015   Angela Young
  Columbus, Ohio

Bio to come.