Blues Dance DJs

Andi Hansen

Grand Rapids

Kenneth Shipp

St. Louis

Paul Loschak

Paul Loschak (known as "DJ Loveschak" at weekly Boston dances) has been dancing and DJing the blues for years. Paul regularly DJs at Boston blues dance venues and has also DJ'd at events, exchanges, and local weekly dances across North America and Europe.

His collection of tunes is both broad and deep, spanning many genres and many blues dances. His library is jam packed with musically inspiring tunes for sparking dancers' creativity and encouraging leads and follows to collaborate in each dance. Paul is excited to be a part of the Brickyard musical staff!

Andi Hansen

Back in 2008 a good friend dragged Andi out to a swing dance... and she absolutely fell in love. The music, the community, the rush of creativity- she had found a new passion. Andi discovered blues dancing soon after, eventually transitioning to doing mainly blues dances. Since the beginning of her dance career she has been teaching, competing, organizing, and DJing obsessively; teaching locally as well as nationally, earning bluesSHOUT All-Star status as a follow and placing multiple times as a blues lead, starting 2 swing scenes and her current blues scene in Grand Rapids, and playing her music for dancers across the Midwest and Eastern US- everything from house parties to Lindy Focus.

As a DJ Andi both aims to please and look to see how much she can talk dancers into throughout the night- bringing the party, the slow jams, or the weird stuff- but always artists and songs she loves and loves sharing with other people. As a teacher her main focuses are on creating a comfortable connection, helping people have enjoyable dances where they can let go and be themselves, and providing a heaping helping of authentic blues dancing, culture, and history to enrich her dance scene and provide dancers with the tools they need to have an enjoyable night on the dance floor.

Kenneth Shipp

Kenneth is a man of many skills and will be serving both as a DJ and as an instructor at Brickyard Blues.

Kenneth Shipp hails from St. Louis, Missouri, as an instructor who grew up dancing hip hop and breakdancing before jumping into blues. He has spent the past few years passionately studying the family of blues idioms, incorporating his nerdy personality along the way.