Partners in life and dance Jason Miklic and Sophy Kdep fell in love on the dance floor, and now they want to spread that love with the rest of the country. Constant promoters of West Coast Swing, their classes provide expert instruction in a fun and encouraging environment. Their work is more than just swinging around the dance floor. Country, hustle, ballroom, and theater arts are all styles they excel in. From weekly lessons to choreography to performing and judging, these two pairs of feet know their way around every aspect of the dance world. Come grab a hand and cut a rug with Jason and Sophy. They love to share their passion and knowledge for dancing and invite you to dance with them at Cincy Westie Bash and Swingin' Dance Party.
Jason Miklic began dancing West Coast Swing in 1995 for the same reason as most straight and single men his age...to meet girls! However, he quickly fell in love with the dance and realized he wanted to take his dancing to the next level. He began competing in 1997 in the Jack and Jill, Strictly Swing, and Country Western couples divisions.
Rising quickly through the ranks Jason decided to begin competing in both the Classic and Showcase divisions. He proceeded to gather top five and later, top three finishes throughout the National Association of Swing Dance Events (NASDE) tour events including the America's Classic and the Chicago Classic Showcase division championship in 2009.
Jason continues to dance and teach all over the world. He is also one of three principal instructors for the XtremeWCSwing Dance Training curriculum, a fundamental and practical training program designed for serious dancers of all levels. Jason lives in the Greater Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky area with his beautiful wife and two adorable little girls.
Sophy Kdep discovered her love of dancing in 1998 and it quickly became her favorite hobby. She met her husband, Jason Miklic, through dancing, and their shared love of dance evolved into her life’s passion and full-time career.
Sophy is now considered one of the top West Coast Swing dancer in the Midwest; her energetic style radiates through her teaching style, performances, and social dancing.
Sophy founded the XtremeWCSwing Dance Training program, a fundamental and practical training program designed for serious dancers of all levels. She is also the event director for Swingin' Dance Party and Cincy Westie Bash.