Music has been an integral part of Phil’s life and remains a powerful influence on his present day endeavors. After 10 years in the jewelry business, Phil moved his business to Nashville, TN, to pursue singing and songwriting. In addition to opening a recording studio he expanded the wholesale and retail jewelry business to include several pawnshops. Phil published several songs in the 70’s & 80’s with one notable success, a love song that became a national Budweiser commercial, It Must Be Love (Bud)!
While in Nashville, Phil developed a passion for dancing in general, with a special interest in West Coast Swing. In 1995 Phil opened Dance Connection Dance Studio and began his training to become a dance instructor. The studio offered dance education in a variety of dance styles for the local community with workshops and dance camps in TN, AL, MS, & MI. Phil competed in many competitions on the swing circuit. In November of 2005 Phil received the Star Award and was inducted into the National Living Legends of Dance. Phil presently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Living Legends of Dance.
Today, Phillip Dorroll resides in Clearwater, FL, where he is the owner and operator of Dance America Productions. Dance America operates a dance floor company that sells and rents dance floor to major swing and ballroom competitions across the USA. Dance America is also responsible for producing, organizing and directing two West Coast Swing dance competitions, the Tampa Bay Classic and the Michigan Classic Swing Dance Championships. In addition, Dance America hosts two social dance weekends, the Sweetheart Swing Classic and the Summer Swing Classic.
Dance America also operates a dance studio in Clearwater, FL. providing opportunities for education, fitness and social interaction. Phil’s current projects to share his passion for music include developing a dance program to involve the youth in his local and national community.
Phil is proud and honored to be a Director for Global Dance TV and is looking forward to the future with the entire GDTV team as we move into cutting edge areas of production. Global Dance TV will be the vehicle for us all to communicate and share our passion for the art of dance.
Associations and Memberships:
World Swing Dance Council
Masters Swing Dance Tour
All Swing DJs
Global Swing Dj's
National Association of Rhythm & Blues DJ’s
National Fast Dance Association
National Living Legends of Dance
NASDE (National Association of Swing Dance Events)
Director of Global Dance TV Programming
Other Competitive Accomplishments:
Swing Fling - 2nd Place Sophisticated Swing, 2010
US Open - 4th Place Masters, 2001
KC Swing Challenge – 1st Place Masters, 2001
Heartland Swing – 3rd Place Open, 2002
Swing Fling – 3rd Place Sophisticated Swing, 2002
KC Swing Challenge – 1st Place Showcase, 2002
Heartland Swing – 1st Place Masters, 2003
Heartland Swing – Advanced Jack & Jill 1st Place, 2003
Swing Fling – 3rd Place Sophisticated Swing, 2003
Atlanta Summer Swing Jam – 1st Place Adv J & J, 2003
Atlanta Summer Swing Jam –2nd Place Adv S. Swing, 2003