Kevin Yatarola /Lincoln Center

Kevin Yatarola/Lincoln Center

Swing DJ

Ryan has been swing dancing since 1998 and started DJing for dancers shortly thereafter.  For the last 10+ years he has been the co-organizer, music coordinator and house DJ for Frim Fram Jam, the longest-running weekly swing dance in NYC.

He has had the privilege of DJing for numerous Lindy Hop exchanges, dance camps, weekend workshops, and competitions, including national events such as Stompology, Camp Hollywood, Uptown Swingout, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, Swingout New Hampshire, California Balboa Classic, & Frankie100, and in NYC at events like Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing.

Ryan also serves as head DJ at the International Lindy Hop Championships, LindyFest & Lindy Focus.

In addition to DJing, Ryan was a founding member of Rochester's Groove Juice Swing, is an accomplished photographer, and is the creator and host of the popular swing dance podcast, The Track.