Swing Stuff

COVID-19 and Swing Dance with Josh Gomez

Episode Summary

How is COVID-19 affecting the swing dance and music community, and how can we support each other during this time?

Episode Notes

This is a bit of a different episode. Yesterday I spoke to Josh Gomez about how COVID-19 and the suspension of all dance activity is affecting not only our community of social dancers, but the teachers, artists, and musicians that rely on this industry for their income. 

Josh Gomez is a dancer and creative producer originally from Southern California, now based in London. He teaches a number of swing dances, as well as running jazz and entertainment nights in London, putting on some of the best parties I've been to. 

Since we've all had to start isolating, and for some of us - remaining in lockdown - dancers are coming up with creative and inspiring ways of keeping the community alive and sharing their art online.

In this episode, we talked about how one can use platforms like Patreon to generate income as an artist, as well as ways to be resilient and creative in times of crisis. 

Thank you for listening to this episode and if you have any feedback at all, please reach out to me at hello@swingstuff.com

Today we talked about some ways to handle what is a difficult set of circumstances - but if you have ideas and feedback to add, I would love to hear from you.