The SwingNation crew sit, drink tea and talk about some of the highlights and low lights of the 2017 Lindy Hop year.
For Pride Month, we were proud to host a conversation with Adam Brozowski, Hallie Kuperman, and Lori Taniguchi about LGBTQ+ issues in the Lindy hop community.
This month we keep it simple and remember a man who dedicated his life to Lindy Hop. Happy birthday, Frankie Manning.
We talk with Remy Kuoakou Kouame, Sara Deckard and Andrea Gordon about the current issues of Black inclusion in the Lindy Hop community.
We had the pleasure of spending some time with Sonny Allen. Sonny is a Harvest Moon Ball champion dancer who also does mambo, foxtrot and tap. Sonny talks candidly about his childhood, Savoy Ballroom experiences and and life as a dancer. He was personal friends with many well known musicians and dancers including Sammy Davis Jr.
The swing community continues to deal with issues of sexual assault, rape culture and misuse of positions of power.
NOTE: images of Max Pitruzella and Steven Mitchell are in this video.
All of us who work on SwingNation would like to thank you for watching and wish you the happiest of holidays!
Jean Veloz featured in a video by The Great Escape, the BeHoppers from Brazil creates 30 posters with actions to end misogyny in lindy hop and an increase in dancers competing in non-traditional roles.
Tribute to Dawn Hampton, Camille A Brown's TED video on social dance, I Charleston Libson and more.
The DecaVitas on intolerance by Swedish Dance Association, marriages, babies and ongoing issues with sexual abuse in the Lindy Hop community.