Summer is here, vaccinations are happening, case counts are diminishing, and it’s beginning to look like dancing may happen again. This year, maybe even this season. Until then, on Mondays and Wednesdays we unite online with Swing music and dance, and, of course, with each other.
Jazz music and Jazz dances are cultural products of Black experience. As practitioners of and students of Jazz dances (including the Swing Jazz dances of Lindy hop, Vernacular Solo Jazz) we must recognize and explicitly speak of Black experience: from the past through to today.