Race and Blues Dancing

The Importance of Solo Dancing in Swing and Blues

Nowadays, the people that come to dance to blues music overall all hate/fear one thing: solo dancing. We’ve heard every reason: “I’m here for the connection”, “I’m scared”, “I don’t care about that”, even “I could never do that”. We want to point out the historical significance of solo dancing, why it’s important in your dancing …

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Black Women: The Avoided Dancer

In our scene, Black women are avoided. There is a reason why Black women are among the lowest demographic in the blues/swing dancing communities. And yet, thus far it’s something we’ve refused to talk about because we fear getting pushback for discussing it. So these discussions take place in small group chats and behind the …

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