Arjay discovered his dancing ability when he began dancing Hip Hop in High School, and teaching and choreographing dance production numbers. Arjay progressed to International Standard Ballroom and Latin when he joined his parents in their classes and lessons. Three months later, he began to compete in International Standard and Latin divisions with his Professional/Amateur partner, and teach and win First Places at progressively higher levels. After he met his then dance partner, Melissa Rutz, they competed in Amateur divisions with much success.
After a few years dancing the Ballroom/Latin circuit, Arjay discovered an interest in West Coast Swing at his local dance studios Metronome Ballroom (now Cheryl Burke Dance) and Two Left Feet. Instantly attracted to the music, dance community and the beauty of West Coast Swing, Arjay turned his focus and attention to perfecting his craft in the dance.
One of the fastest male dancers to climb the ranks to the Champions division, Arjay has developed a reputation for his unique teaching style, his innovative patterns and musicality. Arjay has won many awards in all dance divisions of the highest caliber; such as Strictly Swing division, Invitational and Champions Jack and Jill division, and both Classic and Showcase Divisions. He has also been a member of Shazam, a West Coast Swing team comprised of the world’s best Champion west coast swing dancers.
As one of the most creative and dynamic dancers around, Patty Vo is known for her unique style of dance. She has been dancing for over 15 years and is recognized as one of the top female West Coast Swing Dancers on the scene. Through her versatility she is able to mesh her unique styles of dance to create a distinctive style of her own.
She is known for her incredible "fell for the music", creativity, versatility, and especially, her charisma on the dance floor.
She is also a highly respected international instructor, judge, and competitor. She competes at the Showcase Division and Champion level and has won numerous national competitions and awards, including placing five times at the U.S. Open Swing Dance Championships. Patty teaches all over the world including; France, UK, Australia, Russia, Canada, USA and many more. She is a tough teacher that focuses on technique, music, timing, creativity and most of all, having fun. Her classes are very challenging, innovative, and extremely insightful. Her methods have produced some of the fastest moving and best dancers in the country.