Lindy in the Loops started as a student club in 2015 at TRU. With a desire to let the whole community in on the amazing fun that is Lindy Hop, Lindy in the Loops has registered as non-profit society in BC. The TRUSU Swing Dance Club continues to host events and collaborates with Lindy in the Loops to spread the love of Lindy Hop in Kamloops & area.

Our Values are Fun & Friendly

  • We are a community that values inclusiveness, friendship, and fun.

  • We believe that everyone can learn how to swing dance, despite what dance experience you have or don’t have. We do our very best to teach swing dance in the most enjoyable, friendly, and understandable way possible.

  • We warmly welcome people of all ages and skill levels. We don’t expect any sort of commitment if you would simply like to drop in here and there.

  • In addition to dancing, we like to have social events like board game nights, potlucks and dinners!

Our scene leaders and main instructors are:

Justin Mufford

Justin fell deeply in love with swing dancing when he started dancing in Grande Prairie and since then has taken every opportunity to dance and learn more. He has traveled across Canada to attend workshops, teacher development classes, competitions, exchanges, retreats and has danced to the best music on the planet. He loves dancing with everyone and sharing his love of this magical dance with beginners. He is known for his enthusiasm and creativity and brings energy to every room he enters. He is also genuinely passionate about teaching in general, and continues to strive for improvement.

• Learned from 14 Lindy Hop workshops (and counting!) and taken private instruction from internationally renowned instructors

•Placed in competitions at RCMA (Vancouver) and Spring Fling (Edmonton)

Bonnie Cleland

Bonnie has been dancing as long as she can remember, participating in a wide variety of solo styles, performances, and competitions. From the first Lindy Hop dance she knew she needed to try it and so joined up with Justin after the first social dance in Kamloops. Together they started teaching lessons and sharing this fun, inclusive dance, traveling to learn more and running Kamloops’ first swing dance workshops. Since then, she has traveled for dancing and become a real up-and-comer in the Canadian swing dance scene. Bonnie is known for enthusiasm and exuberance and is always excited to learn and share new things. Her students really enjoy the energy she brings to her classes.

• She has been to 10 Lindy Hop workshops (and counting), learning and getting inspiration from the international Lindy community

• Highlight of the experience so far = having lunch with Norma Miller

• She also currently teaches Tap and Musical Theater at Akimbo Dance Studio