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New group forms to promote swing dancing in Rogue Valley

Wendy Tanner
Wendy Tanner

Complete the phrase in this Ella Fitzgerald song: "it don't mean a thing, if it ain't ____________." Give yourself first prize if you answered "got that swing."

The heyday of swing music is roughly 85 years behind us, but the popularity of the music--and the dances that come with it--endures.

Wendy Tanner is working with some friends to build a regular swing and Lindy Hop scene in the Rogue Valley, with the Ashland Lindy Swing Society.

Tanner visits to talk about the music, the dances, and the plans.

She invites people to contact her to expand the swing universe:
541-941-6651 and wendytee2020@gmail.com

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