I know that soon into this post you will be asking, “This is a Nurse blog! Why are you discussing dancing?”

Surprise! Nurses are people too and have a variety of interests. One of mine happens to be Swing Dancing! You know, the dancing of the 1920s that our grandparents reminisce about? Ever heard of Frankie Manning? Yeah! That type of dancing!

For those of you who don’t know, Swing Dance is a social partner dance that began in the 1920s. It regained popularity in the 1990s when dancers dragged Frankie Manning out of retirement and had him teach them how to Swing! The umbrella term, “Swing,” includes East Coast Swing, Charleston (1920s and 1930s), Lindy Hop, Balboa, and Shag…of course..there’s also West Coast swing but that’s more of a Ballroom dance (yes! It’s different!!).

My posts will also include posts of the struggle of starting up a city swing. This city has a good ole college swing club but it ends right there. How am I going to do it? I do not know. With a lot of help. A LOT. Especially since I work night shift and it is next to impossible to get one night off every week to help out. (doesn’t mean I won’t try!).

It will involve a LOT of research! Which is fine because, as a nurse, research is my specialty!!

And it will involve reaching out to people I have become disconnected with for some reason or another.

Yeah, this is not going to be easy. It’s not so simple. But I am not new to this. I saved the college club from going under! I started a small one in a smaller city (which died after I left….)! I got through one of the worst break ups imaginable!! I can do anything!!!

That being said. Any dancers reading this with any piece of advice at all would be quite helpful!

There we go. A post so short and sweet it might as well have been the oreo I just ate 😀





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