Phil Adams has been involved with the dance community for over 35 years, as a competitor, teacher, choreographer, judge, and MC. He taught WCS to many dancers who have gone on to become great WCS dancers and teachers themselves.

Public Recognition:

California Swing Dance Hall of Fame, 2010

World Swing Dance Council Hall of Fame, 2012

Dance Biography:

Phil Adams has been teaching swing dance for over 35 years and is also an internationally recognized choreographer, judge, and MC. Phil traveled throughout the US for many years, competing in ballroom, swing and country dancing. He was an active Jack & Jill WCS competitor at the Champion level from 1990 to 2003, winning or placing in the top three at many events, before retiring from competition in 2003. Phil held the role of West Coast Swing Dance Representative for the Masters Dance Tour in the early 1990s. He introduced and taught WCS dancing at country/western dance events throughout the US.

Phil was owner of Swingtime Dance Studio in Bellflower, CA from 1985 to 2002. During that time, he taught thousands of people to dance, bringing joy to their lives. In 2011, he partnered with Mindia Robin and continues to teach weekly classes in WCS, ballroom and country dancing in Southern California. Over the years, he has been teacher and coach for many US Open Swing Dance Champions and Country Western World Champions.

Phil attained world recognition as a choreographer for teams and couples. His teams have won seven UCWDC World Championships and one US Open Swing Dance Championship, including US Open Champions Swingtime Dancers and 5-time UCWDC Champions Midnight Cowboys.

Phil has held the Chief Judge role at many event, including City of Angels, Desert City Swing, High Desert Dance Classic and Paradise Country & Swing Dance Festival. He has served as Competition Director for the US Open. Phil has served the swing community as MC at Fresno Dance Classic, US Open, Phoenix 4th of July Convention and many other events over the past 30+ years.

Phil passed away in 2020 and will be dearly missed.