Slowdown Weekend 2018 teachers: Joel KohnBased in Melbourne, Joel Kohn began his dance career in 2005 (or there abouts…his memory is a little hazy). Having trained as a jazz drummer for many years, Joel’s passion for the music is what lead him to dancing, and it continues to fuel his love of all things Swing.

Joel trained under some of the top instructors in the world and has competed in dance events across the country, with many awards to his name, including multiple first places in the AJC Blues Division with Julia Wharington. In addition to his weekly teaching venues, Joel appears regularly as a teacher of SundayBlues Night and the Cotton Club @ Spotted Mallard, and was one of the guest instructors at Church City Blues. He is a self-confessed devotee of slow dancing in all its forms.

Joel is also a member of Echoes of Harlem, the most prestigious dance troupe in town, and regularly performs at events and festivals on the local calendar.