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 is Lindy Hop & Soul Music social dance that happens once a month around Philadelphia.
Ragtag Empire is the our feminist business enterprise intended to support our lives as artists, promote black jazz history, and foster good vibes.
We are dancers/artists/community organizers Heather Houde & Lily Kind. We are supported by a hive of devoted volunteers and a special selection of up and coming swing dance teachers.
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