David (Koz) Kositsky, President

Board director since June 2011, Koz found that the dance community in Seattle was special and he wanted to get involved to give back to it. Returning to dance after many years’ absence, Koz and a friend started taking lessons … Continued

Andree Hurley, Vice President

Andree moved to the Northwest from San Luis Obispo in 1980 and loves all it offers, including dance! Aside from early Ballet lessons, she took up Swing and Lindy Hop when living in Port Townsend and enjoyed helping with the … Continued

Bob van Winkle, Treasurer

Bob started dancing in the summer of 2018 after attending a Gator Boy Productions Zydeco dance and learning of NW Dance Network. He attended a dance the following week and this started his real enthusiasm for dancing with NW Dance … Continued

Pamela Tufts, Secretary

Pam retired in 2017 from the UW Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship in the Foster School of Business. She is now 1) re-learning Spanish, 2) taking piano lessons, 3) dancing (of course!), 4) volunteering for environmental and social justice organizations. At … Continued

Linda Hickey, Class Coordinator

 Linda always had an attachment to the arts, so there is no surprise that she immersed herself as a volunteer for NW Dance Network. Still relatively new to the Seattle area by way of Long Island, Linda gladly accepted the … Continued

Cheryl Davidson, Past President

Cheryl joined the board in December 2012. Her interest in dance has been lifelong, beginning by teaching herself basic swing by watching American Bandstand. In college and later years she took lessons in modern, jazz, and various other dance forms, but more … Continued

Harold Federow

Harold is excited to be a member of the NW Dance Network Board. He has been involved with the NW Dance Network community since 2014. He started with ballroom dancing then became more active in other forms of social dance, … Continued

Mary Lou Harris

Mary Lou was referred to Living Traditions Dance, which later became NW Dance Network, by her daughter who was attending dance classes she thought Mary Lou would enjoy. In 1999, after an initial practice session at Sonny Newman’s Dance Hall, … Continued

Karen Ludwig

Karen appreciates the opportunity to support the dance community and has served on the Board for NW Dance Network since 2012. Formerly, she was Dance Chair for the Seattle Singles Mountaineers (2005 – 2010) and won the Mountaineer Volunteer of … Continued

Pat Breen

Pat took up partner dancing in the 90s under the sweet tutelage of Nancyanna and Walter Dill, the founders of Living Traditions Dance, which later became NW Dance Network. She had never danced but soon caught the bug, made many … Continued

Gayle McKool, Volunteer Member

A transplant to the Pacific Northwest from Texas, Gayle McKool has been social dancing since 2005. She enjoys many forms of partner dance, particularly East Coast Swing, Cajun, Zydeco, Waltz, Night Club Two Step, and Country Two Step. Gayle has … Continued