David (Koz) Kositsky, President

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

Harold Federow, Vice President

I am excited to join the NW Dance Board. I have been involved with the Northwest Dance community for the past six years.  I started with ballroom dancing then became more active in other forms of social dance especially through … Continued

Bob van Winkle, Treasurer

I started dancing in the summer of 2018 after attending a Gator Boy Productions zydeco dance and being told about NWDance. I attended their dance the following week. This started my real enthusiasm with dancing with NW Dance. I have … Continued

Pamela Tufts, Secretary

Pam retired last year from the Buerk Center for Entrepreneurship in the UW Foster School of Business. She is now 1) re-learning Spanish, 2) taking piano lessons, 3) dancing (of course!), 4) and volunteering for PSARA on the environmental and … 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

Linda Hickey, Class Coordinator

As a newcomer from the east coast, and with a natural interest in the arts, Linda was immediately drawn to the thriving social dance scene she found here in Seattle. She gladly accepted the opportunity to volunteer as Class Coordinator, … Continued

Mary Lou Harris

In 1999 my daughter referred me to Living Traditions Dance. She and her husband were taking classes and she told me she thought I would also enjoy taking classes there. I asked her a few times, “What was the name … Continued

Karen Ludwig

Karen appreciates the opportunity to support the dance community by serving on the board for Northwest Dance Network since January 2013. Formerly, she was Dance Chair for the Seattle Singles Mountaineers (2005 – 2010) and won the Mountaineer Volunteer of the Year Award … Continued

Andree Hurley

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 classes. … Continued

Gayle McKool, Ad Hoc Member

A transplant to the Pacific Northwest from Texas, Gayle McKool has been social dancing for over a decade. She enjoys many forms of partner dance, particularly East Coast swing, Cajun, zydeco, and waltz. Introduced to the Carolina shag in the … Continued