View Jeff and Liz in Circus at Xelias Aerial Arts 2011!


Liz and her dance partner and husband, Jeff Camozzi, are local Minneapolis swing dance instructors, having been spotted teaching in Atlanta, GA at Down South Swing, Atlanta’s Hot Jam, Swing Soulstice, Georgia Tech, Kennesaw State and Emory University.  They have competed and placed in regional and national competitions including the 2006 Hawkeye Swing Festival in Iowa, the 2007 Gulf Regionals in Florida , the 2007 and 2008 Lindy Focus in North Carolina, the 2008 Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown in Minneapolis and the 2010 Lindy Focus showcase.

Watch Jeff and Liz at Lindy Focus 2010 here.


They have taught in weekend events in Atlanta, Georgia through Down South Camp Meeting and the ASEDA “Beginner Bootcamp”, Asheville, North Carolina’s first “Lindy Forum”, Iowa City, Iowa in the 2008 “Hawkeye Swing Fesitval” and their hometown of Minneapolis, Minnesota for the 2008 “St. Olaf Lindyfest”, Columbia, South Carolina’s 2009 “Swing into Spring” weekend, Atlanta, Georgia’s “Spring into Swing” workshop and Greenville, South Carolina’s “That Swing Spring Fling Thing” weekend workshop.  Most recently they have taught an aerials workshop in Greenville, South Carolina.


Liz and Jeff also started up a weekly Thursday night swing and soul dance venue in Atlanta, Swing Soulstice at Academy Ballroom Cumberland.  Upon their decision to move to Minneapolis, Atlanta’s Swing Era Dance Association ( decided to continued the venue.   For more information, go to


Summer, 2009:


Returning home from Frankie 95  (New York, NY) was amazing and thrilling. The late nights of dancing, masters classes at the Alvin Ailey school of dance and training with Evita Arce left us with a thrilling sense of encouragement.  In this picture, we are posing as the dancers on the plaque where the original Savoy ballroom stood in Harlem, NY.  It was amazing to see the history of the dance we love so much.

Jeff and I had so much fun at Beantown Camp and Andrew Sutton’s Teacher’s Training course in Beverly, Massachusetts!  It was an affirming and educational trip.

The last event of the summer: “Fly Like Frankie” Aerials workshop in Greenville, South Carolina with the Furman Swingers.  We covered the basics of the throw-out, around-the-back, A-Frame, Pancake and Knickerbocker.  We were amazed by the safety and respect all the dancers showed.  Thanks, FU!

A-frame at Furman University, South Carolina

A-frame at Furman University, South Carolina

Where you may spot her: ha!  At home with the kids or at school teaching.  Rarely, when they get a sitter, they head out for dancing at Monday nights at Rhythm Junction in Minneapolis or a weekend at Aster Cafe.

Questions or Comments can be sent to:  elizabethr <dot> johnson <at> gmail <dot> com