Swing Dance in Philadelphia
1. Make Space.
Make space for all bodies, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, ages, abilities, and levels. Make The Space with your crafts and your attitudes.
2. Use Your Words.
"Would you like to dance" "Yes, thanks." "No, thanks." "Lead or Follow?" "What's your name?" "Preferred pronoun?" "That/this is uncomfortable." "Can I help?" "Can you help me?" "I can help!"
3. No Haters. Duh.
Ragtag Empire hosts ongoing Lindy Hop and Swing era jazz dance classes and social dances for all bodies, ages, and genders. Ragtag Empire is run by Lily Kind and Heather Houde with support from a crew of DIY-minded volunteers.
Ragtag Empire is the our feminist business enterprise intended to support our lives as artists, promote black jazz history, and foster good vibes.
Other cool jazz - swing - vernacular jazz - dance stuff in Philadelphia:
Ragtagphilly@gmail.com // Facebook: Ragtag // IG Ragtag_empire
Flyers Designed by Heather Houde // Ragtag Logo & Font Designed by Adam Stone // Photo Credits: Joachim Breitner & Erin Ellis