ABOUT JIM H (Login to Contact JIM H )

66-year-old retired trial lawyer and US Marine Reserve Colonel. Liberal/Progressive but respect other positions. Very likable with a great sense of humor. I like people and they like me. 5-foot-10, 205 pounds, goal: 190.


Started with Gotta Swing a year and a half ago. Kevin and Lili, Dabe and Janelle, Sue and Gary, Debra and Tom. Several beginner classes and 2 intermediate. Two beginner classes at the Mobtown Ballroom in Baltimore. I am deeply committed to swing and want to be as good as I can possibly get. Really want to practice/dance at Gotta Swing events during the week to get better faster.


I serve as a volunteer docent at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico, VA. My two sons are active duty Marines--we've served in 3 wars: Me: Gulf War, Tom: Iraq War; Joe: Afghanistan War. Daughter Cara sells big boats in CA. 4 grandchildren. I hike and lift light weights and am reading as much of Kurt Vonnegut as well as U.S. history as I can get my hands on.

Dance Styles

Balboa Boogie Woogie Bop
Carolina Shag Charleston Collegate Shag
Dallas Push Hand Dancing Imperial
Jitterbug Lindy Hop Other
St. Louis Shag West Coast Swing


80s Rock Big Band Swing Boogie Woogie
Gypsy Jazz Jazz Motown
Neo-swing Other Rock & Roll
Rythm & Blues