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Rogue Valley dancers plan a big swing in the spring

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing. Please excuse the grammar, but we're quoting a song, and highlighting the central belief of the Southern Oregon Swing Society.

What began as the Ashland Lindy Swing Society is growing by leaps and bounds, spreading the gospel of East Coast Swing and Lindy Hop to an ever-growing number of dancers. SOSSo is planning their first big event in the Rogue Valley in early May, with dancers and instructors and musicians converging to move to the music.

Southern Oregon Swing Out is May 3-5, with emphasis on Lindy Hop, Collegiate Shag, Solo Jazz, and Charleston. Not to be confused with SO Swing's West Coast convention later in the month.

Wendy Tanner, the pioneer and founder of SOSSo, returns with an update, accompanied by Lindy Hop enthusiast Calena Reeves.

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