Swing dancing is an African-American creative art, built on African-American dance values. These roots and values deserve to be reflected in our communities, to respect the spirit of the dance, and make it an inclusive space for people of color. Conversations on this topic have happened in the Lindy Hop and Balboa communities. The Collegiate Shag scene is long overdue to start contributing to this vital effort.
Following Snowpocalypse 2021, the Hot Rhythm Foundation hosted a two-part virtual discussion on this topic. Check it out below!