All Traffic Jam! classes, events, and workshops cancelled through April.

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Swing 101—Intro to Swing

Swing 101 is our Intro to Swing class, and it's great for beginners! We will take you through a four week course that will move you from two left feet to dancing on the social floor! Swing dancing is an active physical dance that is fun and upbeat. It's the perfect activity to get fit, meet new people, and learn a new skill!

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Class Structure

Traffic Jam! Sessions are set up as 4-week progressive classes that meet for 1 hour once a week. This gives students the opportunity to reinforce current skills while also developing new skills based on the previous week’s content. New sessions start at the beginning of each month.

Roles

Swing dancing is a partner dance, with both partners contributing equally to create something fun and exciting together. Leads generally create signals for their partners, Follows, who in turn react to those signals. We encourage you to learn whichever role you are most interested in, or even both! For class balance, we do ask that you stick to the role you have signed up for that month.

Partners

You never need a partner to sign up for class; we rotate partners to make sure that even if there is a class imbalance, everyone gets to dance. If you do come with a partner and prefer not to rotate, that’s totally fine! However, we have found that students learn faster when they get to try moves with multiple people. Partner dancing is similar to learning a language—the goal is to be able to speak it with everyone.

Inclusivity is our Policy

Traffic Jam! is an inclusive organization. We welcome and encourage people of all gender identities, ethnicities, races, sexualities, and abilities to participate in our activities.

All classes and dances cancelled through April

In light of the current situation, we've effectively cancelled all Traffic Jam! classes and events through April. We are hoping to continue our regular programming in May, but we will follow the recommendations of the doctors and scientists who are researching Covid-19 and will keep you updated here, on our website, and via our newsletter.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact us.

If you would like to make a donation to help us support the artists and instructors who have lost work during these shutdowns, we welcome donations!

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Thank you again for all of your support and encouragement, it is not going unnoticed. We are so proud to be part of this community and we hope to see you out dancing again soon!

—The Traffic Jam! Team