Monthly Archives: September 2008

Denison Swing Dancers return from International Lindy Hop Competition in Washington DC, set to travel to San Francisco and other cities

Denison Dancers in DC

Progressive Arts Alliance is pleased to be a partner with Get Hep Swing, led by award-winning dancer Valerie Salstrom, in the presentation of all-star student swing dancers from Denison School! Students Derrick Summerville, Siobhan Tompkins, Catalino Lopez, and Sasha Gross just returned from competing (and placing) in the first annual International Lindy Hop Championships in Washington, DC.

Under the special guidance and instruction of dancers/teachers Valerie Salstrom and Matthew Mitchell, the students worked all summer preparing for this special event. See their winning performances below at the end of this entry.

As a result of the students’ hard work, they have been invited to compete in San Francisco in October and to perform in Houston, Texas in the spring. They will also travel to other cities throughout this school year. In order for the students to travel from Cleveland, Ohio and share their dynamic dance talent to audiences throughout the country, funds are needed to help cover the cost of traveling. To make a tax-deductible donation to help defray their travel expenses, click here to donate securely online. Be sure to designate your donation for “Denison Swing Dancers.” Donations can also be mailed to PAA, 2310 Superior Avenue Ste 280, Cleveland, OH 44114. Continue reading

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