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A Contribution to the Discussion of Sexual Harassment in the Swing Dance Community

On January 22, 2015, my friend and fellow Lindy hopper Sarah Sullivan posted an account of sexual harassment experiences with Steven Mitchell when she was a teenager. Since then several named women came forward with similar experiences with the world renowned and respected swing dance instructor. The response on the whole is overwhelmingly positive, with blaming victims and… Continue reading A Contribution to the Discussion of Sexual Harassment in the Swing Dance Community

Dance

Things I Learned While Being Injured at Lindy Focus

That’s right. I got injured on the first night of Lindy Focus, THE biggest swing dance event on the east coast and probably the whole of the North America. I slipped on a patch of wax and landed on my foot the wrong way. I tried to persevere but after a minute or two of… Continue reading Things I Learned While Being Injured at Lindy Focus

Photography

Photo Shoots with Jerry Almonte

Like many from the swing dance community, I knew Jerry Almonte via his stunning photography and thoughtful blog/public Facebook page before I met him in real life. My roommate, Holly, was already good friends with him and he had a standing invitation to stay at our place whenever he wished to visit Baltimore/Mobtown. Getting to… Continue reading Photo Shoots with Jerry Almonte