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Cleveland Swings was launched in the late 1990s as a clearinghouse for information for the Northeast Ohio swing community after clothing company GAP’s commercial advertisement featuring swing dancers and a renewal of radio hits for swing music, i.e. Zoot Suit Riot, brought swing dance back into the spotlight. The site would post information about dances and teachers. In early 2000, the site was turned into an online community for swing dance enthusiasts and the Cleveland swing community. The site once featured a message board, interactive calendar, and served as a place for swing enthusiasts to meet, connecting on and off the dance floor.
With social media becoming more popular and used as a method to communicate with the others, doing much of what Cleveland Swings once did, the site was closed down. Currently, there is still a list of teachers, regular dances and classes, and Facebook groups for view on the site.
About the site. (n.d.). Cleveland Swings. https://web.archive.org/web/20161027133343/http://www.clevelandswings.o…
That was fun! (2017, April 14). Cleveland Swings. http://www.clevelandswings.org/