February 05, 2017
Announcing: The Switch Workshop!
I'm proud to announce that I'm part of the organizing team of a new Lindy Hop workshop weekend coming to the Bay Area! The Switch is focused on creating a safe space for people of any gender to dance any role, and to encourage people to explore learning both roles as ambidancetrous dancers!
Our mission statement:
The Switch strives to deliver an excellent lindy hop workshop experience with an emphasis on creating a space in which dancers can choose their dance roles as leaders and followers, free from any pressures exerted by modern day gender norms. We aim to lead discussions about about gender equality and safe space culture in the lindy hop community through our classes, dance, and competitions.
The Switch seeks to encourage folks to learn the dance as both leaders and followers, and to explore dimensions of the dance that can arise from understanding both perspectives. We find that being "ambidancetrous"' can open new doors in many facets of lindy hop in terms of creative ideas, dance pedagogy, and the exploration of fluid roles within a dance.
We have a Save the Date event on facebook! The website, as well as more info about teachers, bands, DJs, etc. will be coming soon! Until then, keep July 28-30 open on your calendar!
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