Swingsation Weekend III
About Joel & Louise:
Joel & Louise Schwarz reside in New Westminster, BC, where they study and teach jazz dance together. When Joel started dancing, he immediately became drawn to studying the history of Jazz Dance and Music. Drawing on his other passion as a professional film maker and overall film enthusiast, Joel began collecting and archiving film clips containing Jazz dance and music. He is also very privileged to be able to learn and study Jazz in film from a few of the world’s top film archivists. Joel and Louise enjoy spreading their love of classic jazz dance and have taught and performed at events and Classic Jazz festivals around North America.
When Joel & Louise are not studying the history of Jazz, they are promoting live classic Jazz. Together, they put on numerous events including the “Funky Butt Jazz Gathering” and the “Vancouver Jazz Dance Festival”, which focus on bringing dancers and live music together. Joel and Louise were also the last organizers of live music at Vancouver’ historical “Hot Jazz Club” before it closed in 2006. Joel is currently a director of the Vancouver Swing Society.
Toe Tappin’ Swing says:
We’re SO excited to be able to bring Joel & Louise back to Calgary to teach! Their dedication to the preservation of lindy hop and jazz dancing as an art form is inspirational.
Check out these awesome videos of Joel & Louise cuttin’ a rug below:
- Joel & Louise Schwarz dance at the White Rock Mini Fest 2009
- Joel & Louise Schwarz at 2008 Vancouver Dixiefest
SWINGSATION WEEKEND III Class Schedule:
Doors open at 9:30am