Category Archives: Swing Fling

Swing Fling 2013 – Update #1

Swing Fling 2013 – Update #1

The lighting here is FANTASTIC! Fire-engine red, neon green, brilliant yellow, hot pink – whirling across the floor and walls in changing patterns. And in the middle of the floor a huge Swing Fling logo At the back the floor to ceiling backdrop which appears to be a black panel covered with bright blue andContinue Reading

Swing Fling 2013 – Update #2

Swing Fling 2013 – Update #2

Very cool thing going on here this weekend – a Judging “Apprentice Program” in which Dawn Garrish (chief judge) is training judges how to do this difficult job. So there are 15 judges standing out there with clipboards and staff cards hanging from their belts. What a great idea! Last night’s final “show” – theContinue Reading

Swing Fling 2013 – Update #3

Swing Fling 2013 – Update #3

Royston is ON FIRE this weekend. Most ridiculous hilarious great we’ve ever seen him, ever. People are saying yesterday was THE funnest day of Jack and Jills they’ve ever had – Royston was solid jokes – Rolling-On-The-Floor-Laughing zany jokes – the entire day. Belly gripping funny. And Louis! Louis played all day so it wasContinue Reading

Swing Fling 2013 – Update #4

Swing Fling 2013 – Update #4

Solid black. Eyes on fire. He stands there. So much intensity he’s burning a hole in the floor. And then. SHE emerges. From behind him.  Turns to face him. And there in all it’s fleshy glory is her jiggling, naked arse. Every jaw in the ballroom dropped. Every lung gasped for air. Every eye wasContinue Reading

Swing Fling 2011 Update #1

We’re at Swing Fling! First year under new management! Dave Moldover and his Dance Jam Productions cracker-jack organizational team (who do MadJam in March). This is Swing Fling’s 20th Aniversary year – created by Barry Durand and Dawn Garrish in 1991 and a founding member of both NASDE and WSDC, Swing Fling is DC’s oldestContinue Reading

Swing Fling 2011 Update #2

We do partner dancing. Unlike ballet or jazz we are about Relationships. Connection. Chemistry. Cooperating. Partnerships. Careers made, careers blown to smithereens. Stardom, Loserville, Purgatory. Marriages, scandals, pregnancies, continental jetting, continental plate tectonic shifts, volcanic eruptions, emotional explosions. Winning streaks. Reputations invented and then reinvented. Reputations ruined. Divorces, public spectacles, turf wars, cat fights. Drama.Continue Reading

Swing Fling 2011 Update #3

“Smurfs! A ballroom of dancing blue smurfs!” That was George Wenschel and his videography team on Friday evening when the room was bathed in blue lighting, as if you were dancing underwater in an aquarium. Moody, other-wordly, spooky almost. Blue was only part of a marvelous weekend-long light show at Swing Fling – what aContinue Reading

Swing Fling 2011 Update #4

On the plane out to L.A. for VIP Awards, 3,600 ft. above snow-capped Rockies in a blue blue sky… Final words on Swing Fling 2011: Massage tables! Are these guys making a killing at dance events? I’d think so but haven’t asked.  Abi Legget had a table right outside the ballroom, Pam Marshall carried her’sContinue Reading