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The Dharma of Swing.

In Contributors by Alexander Pennington

When my housemate, Ruth, first asked if I’d heard about Swing, I thought she meant dating as a couple. In her mind, it was a potential hobby to help me soothe my break-up blues. We only cleared up the confusion once Ruth said she took a few classes with hundreds of people before she got married. Still, I could do …

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The Cape Town Swing Team Getaway, 2023.

In News by Alexander Pennington

There are two entries about the Swing team’s getaway: “The Summary” and “The Weekend”. They need different kinds of attention. You can read the “The Summary” like you’re driving in a car to a place you have in mind. You only have to look at what you need to. The second is more for those who aren’t in a hurry, …

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Women Who Lead. A Brief History of Love in Cape Town Swing

In Contributors by Alexander Pennington

Dear Reader, While I was preparing this piece about the women who lead the Swing community, I was reminded of two things. The first thing I’ll mention at the end, but the second thing was an insight of a much older person during my early years of studying: “When you have any doubts, when you feel lost, and you turn …