Over the last coupe weeks, I’ve been getting a little frustrated with the swing dancing scene here in my area (Huntsville, Nashville, everything in between). I don’t know if it’s just that I don’t know where to look, but it seems like you have to work to find great places to dance. I mean, there are plenty of venues and dances, but no one compiles a good resource for dancers here. The Huntsville Swing Dance Society does a stellar job of compiling a calendar, but they’re based down in Huntsville. HSDS includes some Nashville events, but they focus (and rightly so) on Huntsville. I have yet to find a resource as complete as the HSDS list, but focused on Murfreesboro. We’re only an hour and a half from Huntsville, and it’s 45 Minutes to Nashville from here. I’m a member of a local swing dance club, but they seem to be be lacking a little. They sent out the newsletter today, telling us that there is a meeting tonight. The information hasn’t been timely, complete, or well organized lately.
After all today, I think I want to start my own digest of swing dance events here in the Nashville/Huntsville area. As the only one working on it at this point, it’ll mostly likely be heavily biased towards my tastes and experience, east coast, lindy, and charleston, but I will try to include any blues or balboa events I come across. I am by no means an expert of swing dancing, but I’m hoping that by compiling a list of upcoming dances and publishing it monthly (or possibly bi-weekly), I might be able to help anyone who might find themselves in the same place that I am. If anyone reads this and has a suggestion, please let me know. I want this to be as helpful as possible for as many people as possible. I might try to get the first issue written tonight and stick to a Monday posting schedule.
Don’t stop the lindy hop.