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Joan has been dancing for over 40 years in a variety of genres. She holds a degree in dance from Western Michigan University and performed with the University Dancers, a concert ensemble in Contemporary, Jazz, and Tap. Joan has been competing on the WSDC Swing and UCWDC Country circuits for over 25 years. She holds 5 UCWDC World titles in the Classic, Showcase, and Cabaret divisions and is the 2018 Showcase Crown World Champion with her husband, Craig Johnson. Joan is a 2-time Points Champion on the Jack & Jill Country Two-Step Tour for her wins and top placements. As a competitor on the WSDC circuit, Joan has won numerous Jack & Jill West Coast Swing contests and currently competes in the Advanced/AllStar, Masters, and Invitational Divisions. Most recently, Joan won the 2017 Advanced/All-Star Jack & Jill West Coast Swing at the World Championships in Nashville. Joan is a Journeyman level 8-dance Judge on the UCWDC country circuit and has competed with and coached numerous amateur students, winning prestigious Top Teacher awards at Regional events. Joan and her husband, Craig Johnson, teach at a number of studios in the San Francisco Bay Area. Joan’s passion for dancing has taken her around the globe as an instructor, competitor, performer, and judge.