020: Ellen Huffman: Swing Dancing, Lindy Hop, & the Someday Sweethearts

This week I talk to Ellen Huffman, a Lindy Hop dancer based in San Francisco. Every year she organizes a Lindy Hop and Jazz Workshop called Fog City Stomp where she invited experts, live bands, and DJs to come teach, perform, and judge competitions. She’s danced for many troupes and currently runs the Someday Sweethearts. We’ll get into the history of swing, some influential members of the community, and fashion!

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