Promoting Swing Dancing
and Live Swing Music
in the Triangle Region

About TSDS

Triangle Swing Dance Society is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that promotes swing dance and live swing music in the Triangle area. We promote education, lessons, dances and other swing-related events.

TSDS has been formally producing swing dances since 1994 (!), and informally for a few years before that.

Please read the TSDS Code of Conduct.

 

A note on TSDS scope:

The focus of the current and recent several years’ TSDS boards of directors is on dances that have characteristics for swing jazz music, like East Coast Swing, Charleston, Lindy Hop, etc. We need to draw the line somewhere, and we choose to focus on (and be the go-to home of information for) dance styles for swing jazz music.

On our Facebook wall, it is our aim to maintain a stream of information that is pretty-strictly relevant to the swing jazz dances (and the music), and we request that posts stay within this scope.

It is fantastic that people (and many of us) also do other dance/music styles and we recognize that creates better all-around dancers. It’s also true that people interested to get information for other dances like Blues, Contra, Waltz and West Coast Swing can connect to it elsewhere on the internet. (And, people who do follow multiple dance styles don’t need/want to see the same information re-posted several times on each of the groups to which they belong.)

The TSDS website and newsletter authors, at their own discretion, sometimes dedicate some space and energy to providing paths to other local sister scenes like Blues and West Coast Swing.

A note on some fringes: Rockabilly and jump blues music is in scope, since most of those songs’ beat swings (bending in time) like swing jazz.

 

Questions? Want to get involved? Contact us at tsds.nc@gmail.com.

 

Although not mentioned by name here, there are many non-board-member individuals who perform vital roles for the functioning of TSDS.

 

Please meet our board of directors:

Triangle_Swing_Red  Name Roles Term
Marc P1050627 Tiffany Linquist Co-President
2016-2017
Joan Pharr
Co-President 2016-2017
 KirkEisenbeis Kirk Eisenbeis Treasurer,
DJ Coordinator
2017-2018
Kate Anzinger
Secretary
2017-2018
  Dan Tullis Instructor Coordinator
2016-2017
Catherine Walvoord
Producer Coordinator
2017-2018
Jordan Leino
Facebook Events 2016-2017
Micki McCarthy
2017-2018
Susan Jennings Email Newsletter 2017-2018
T.J. Wignall

2016-2017
Andrew Wilson Desk Volunteer Coordinator 2017-2018