Rosemary Gentile - President, joined the board in 2015. The joy of dance, music, and art are her heart and soul. She learned to jitterbug when she was 9 years old from her older sister and cousins. Since then she has loved to dance in many forms such as modern, jazz, belly, flamenco, Argentine tango, East and West Coast swing, and recently ballroom. Since she loves dancing to live music, she is dedicated to keeping shoreline swing alive and well for all to enjoy. Other loves include walking the beach or anywhere, bicycling, gardening, doing and teaching yoga. She lives in New London with her zany, rambunctious cat
  Lisa McCluskey - Vice President


Anna Anderson, Treasurer, joined the board of Shoreline Swing June of 2014. She started dancing in 1999. Among her favorite artists are Josh Groban, the Pine Leaf Boys, Elvis Presley and Enya. Anna enjoys East Coast & West Coast Swing, Blues, Ballroom dancing and most recently Argentine Tango. Live music in all its forms is one of her passions. When she is not on the dance floor she enjoys festivals, museums, travel and Art or doing something crafty.

Steve Gibbs - Secretary /Website, joined the board of Shoreline Swing in August of 2015. Started dancing in 2012 by learning to swing dance at Waterford Ballroom, in Waterford, CT.  Since then has become interested in all forms of dance, and is currently working on West Coast Swing, Country Two Step, Night Club Two Step, Hustle, Waltz, Foxtrot, and Cha Cha and more. Loves all kinds of music and will be seen dancing in the parks, in the ballrooms, and at community center dances all over Eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and occasionally in Massachusetts. Is excited to dance at every opportunity, and share the dancing experience with other

Patti Gainsley - Music Planner, has been involved with and on the board of Shoreline Swing for over 20 years. and started dancing at that same time. Some of her favorite artists are Elvis Presly, Budd, Ella Johnson, Santana- "Cold Shot" and music from the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's & 60's. Along with East Coast swing, West Coast swing she also enjoys Ballroom dancing. When not on the dance floor she enjoys kayaking and skiing.

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Liz Ziobron-Mancini, Past President, joined the board of Shoreline Swing earlier this year. She has always enjoyed dancing and recently found a love for swing and other forms of ballroom dance including hustle, salsa, tango, cha-cha and more!!  In addition to live swing bands, she enjoys listening to country music and artists such as Jason Aldean, The Band Perry, Maddie & Tae, the Zac Brown Band and Luke Bryan as well as artists such as Adele, Bruno Mars, Duffy and Jewel. If there's music playing she's probably dancing.  When not on the dance floor she can be found baking, singing karaoke or with one or more of her four children.

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