The Track 011 - Jo Hoffberg

 Jo Hoffberg with Peter Strom at ILHC 2015

Jo Hoffberg with Peter Strom at ILHC 2015

This month, I am joined by international instructor and award-winning Lindy Hopper, Jo Hoffberg.  Jo has been a traveling instructor since 2007 and has won titles at ALHC, the Canadian Swing Championships, ILHC, the European Swing Dance Championships, the National Jitterbug Championships, Lindy Showdown, and the U.S. Open. She has taught and performed in 25 countries across 5 continents and in 2012 was inducted into the California Swing Dance Hall of Fame

We sat down at ILHC 2015 to talk about her growing up as a competitive diver, the value she placed on winning, and how her drive to compete has evolved over the years. We also touch upon the wonder that is her hair & how that has become a defining part of her brand, her first time traveling with long-time partner Kevin St Laurent, and the practical & financial challenges of living as an international swing dance instructor.