The Roffaswing Library is here!
Books, books, books, some CDs and DVDs included. Books are such a great source to study the dance you do more deeply, to learn about the history and the cultural context of African-American dance and music. Roffaswing believes it is meaningful to support its community of dancers in providing extra learning outside of dance classes, workshops and socials. Especially if we all spend more time in our homes like we have been doing for the past months.
If not for the black community in the USA, the Lindy Hop dance & this community would not exist. The dance originated in African American communities and those people are the reason we dance Lindy Hop and enjoy blues
and other swing dances today.
Black American dancers and musicians made a vital contribution to the growth of the dance (and still do), so we honour and appreciate their role in history and society, and try to be an ally.
One of the things we can do, as dancers & teachers enjoying a dance with black roots, is to educate ourselves about the level of systemic racism that exists in the world (in Europe as well as the USA), check ourselves, and listen to black people and their experiences.
Whitey's Lindy Hoppers
Maybe you need it, maybe you don't… but welcome to the FAQ of Party Like It's Mardi Gras!
Cause... well what is Mardi Gras anyway? How this connects to swing and blues dancing? Can I still come and Lindy Hop? Read on my friend...
The queen of swing Norma Miller has passed away on May 5, 2019 at the of 99. Every swing dancer should learn about Norma, the last dancer of Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers from the Savoy to swing out forever.
Find events that cater for learning to follow and lead!
Podcast are great to inform yourself about the wider world of swing music & dance while you are cooking dinner, cycle to dance class or polish your dance shoes. We listed some options for you, have a listen!