Bradley Mather has been dancing for nearly 20 years and has been teaching for over 15 years. He is proficient in over 30 different dance styles and holds multiple national and world titles. Bradley prides himself on being an excellent teacher and has even been nominated for international awards from multiple organizations for his skill in teaching.
Conrad Farnham has choreographed more than 50 dances which are featured on the world line dancing network, Copperknob. Conrad teaches line dancing to all ages ranging from 5 to 95 at venues across New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts as well as venues that request line dancing instruction during his time as the Band/Tour Manager for one of the top country bands in New England, The Shana Stack Band. Conrad and his Copperhead Line Dancers won the 1st Annual Halloween Line Dance Video Contest 2017 presented by Skyler Spencer Entertainment, Nashville, TN. Conrad is available for corporate, private, and group events, and school function lessons.
Beth Aufiero has been dancing for over 25 years. She enjoys many dance styles including ballroom, Latin, country, line dance, and swing. Beth has been teaching beginner lessons at Gays for Patsy dances for over 10 years. She is also the director and one of the choreographers for the Boston ReneGAYdes. She is looking forward to continuing to teach and introduce more people to the benefits of dancing!
Art Sullivan is a veteran of the country-western dance scene here in the Boston area and one of the founding members of Gays for Patsy almost 30 years ago. A regular instructor at our Queer Country Social dances, his passion is working with an aging population and people with Parkinson’s Disease (he was recently part of a Parkinson’s documentary.
Bucky Chappell has DJed at many LGBTQ+ country dances both in Boston and beyond. He has served as DJ for IAGLCWDC conferences and for a LGBTQ+ country dance cruise. Bucky has given years to Gays for Patsy as a dancer, a DJ, a teacher, and sometimes president. He is known for his eclectic style which combines country, pop, and many songs you’d never even think to dance to! Ask Bucky how many songs he has prepared just for the line dance originally choreographed to Mmm Bop to get a sense of his range as DJ and dancer.
Bob Sweeney has been DJing since 2014 at Gays for Patsy’s venues (Stomp, Dirty Water Saloon, Queer Country Social) and a few private gigs for friends and charities. He enjoys finding fun music that pulls from the contemporary country, R&B, indie country, rock, pop music, Euro-pop, electro swing, and many more. He started teaching basic line and two-step lessons to help out when other instructors were unavailable or when he procrastinated scheduling someone (more the latter).
Ruth Ewing was a regular DJ for Gays for Patsy and Dirty Water Saloon for many years. Several years ago, Ruth moved to Western Mass and was no longer able to DJ regularly. We are so excited to have her back in the DJ booth for Spring Stomp 2024! Her mix of country, pop, blues, R&B and more never fails to keep everyone out on the dance floor!