This article explains how The Swing Dance Company, or TSDC, began and how it developed from a few friends in a hall to a leading organisation in its field.
Just for fun, Brooke hired a hall in Chichester and began teaching his friends. “It was meant to be a one off event” said Brooke, “but it became a weekly fixture”. With a growing community of dancers, Brooke needed to focus full time on TSDC. The Swing Dance Company was born in September 2002. Initially the company offer
ed classes in Fareham, Petersfield and Chichester.
A programme of courses was devised and refined to provide an easy route into partner dancing. These Swing Jive courses were an important part of the early history of The Swing Dance Company. Further information can be found on this link.
TSDC soon began arranging weekly practice nights
Dancers on our courses were demanding a place to put there new skills into practice. We were pleased to arrange these and Swingeasy was born. Weekend dances were also in demand,. these would often include themes and live music. At the end of each term, an end of term ball was arranged, which quickly developed a fantastic reputation, attracting several hundred dancers.
Of course such a busy operation requires a strong team! The Swing Dance Company has an excellent track record for investing in staff – dozens of new teachers, DJs and event managers have been developed to ensure that all activities we are involved with are incredibly successful.
The reputation of The Swing Dance Company continues to develop. It has become known for its excellent teaching, an ability to throw amazing parties, knowledgeable DJs, and professional organisational skills. The company now receives many requests to provide our services at other events. Our private work has grown to represent a significant section of the company’s activities.