Meet the CSD Committee
Join us! We are looking for a new Lindy Secretary.
You'll be part of a friendly and dedicated team who work to bring dancing to Cambridge in all its forms! This role specifically helps look after the Lindy scene and involves managing teacher schedules, bands and DJs for our Tuesday nights as well as organising occasional weekend socials.
If you are interested in joining us or want to find out more please let us know by emailing info(a)cambridgeswingdance.com or talking to any of the committee members!
Vice president, venues co-ordinator, social secretary
After walking into the Hideaway Hop on my own one Tuesday in November, I got an extreme case of the Lindy Hop bug. Two years on, I find myself more addicted than ever! I love taking advantage of the wide range of styles offered by Cambridge Swing Dance on the social floor, and dancing with as many of you lovely people as possible! I applied to be on committee because I wanted to be a part of the volunteer team who give back to the members, and help to support the community that I have fallen in love with so much.
My roles on the committee are venues co-ordinator, social secretary and vice chair, meaning my life will now consist of shuffling on floors wherever I go, contemplating their suitability for dancing, shouting about our wonderful friendly scene from the rooftops, and helping to deliver the vision of Cambridge Swing Dance going forwards, all while squeezing in as much social dancing as possible!
I hold the position of Secretary, responsible for taking committee meeting minutes, managing our actions for follow up, and managing memberships and mailing lists. I also take care of the Tuesday lineup of bands, keeping live music a regular part of the dance scene. I have also been creating the event t-shirt designs for the last few years, which has been good fun!
I started dancing Lindy Hop quite a few years ago, and quickly became drawn into Blues, then Balboa and then Shag. They're all good fun, and my favourite style tends to change depending on the night! It's great to be able to support such a vibrant scene here in Cambridge and help us continue to provide regular classes, socials and special dance events.
Blues Secretary, Safety Secretary
I am the Blues secretary and responsible for the running of the Blues dance scene in Cambridge, under the CSD umbrella. You'll find me at the Emperor eating tapas and dancing Blues every Monday night. I organise the weekly classes, additional Blues events, and am a general point of contact for the Blues community and other scenes at Cambridge Swing Dance.
Shag secretary, bookings co-ordinator, social secretary
I'll be continuing my role as Shag secretary - come and see me for anything and everything to do with Collegiate or St Louis Shag! I organise the Tuesday Shag College lessons, and any one off workshops. I'll still send out the monthly newsletter, but I'm also taking on the role of tickets and bookings from Paul, so when the time comes, I'll be in charge of the big red "go live" button for CLX and other events. I'll be sharing the role of social secretary with Charlotte and Dorka. We'll be working hard to spread the good dancing word throughout the world, and encouraging other scenes to visit us!
I started dancing in Cambridge at the Big Weekend nearly 5 years ago, finding Shag just a month after starting Lindy Hop and Charleston. I fell very hard, very quickly for those styles, then fell over some more as I discovered Balboa and Blues. I'm slowly expanding into leading as well, but will essentially dance most things when I can! I love to help out, so going on the committee was a pretty natural path for me to take ;)
President, bands and teachers
co-ordinator, social secretary
I'm very excited to be chairing the Cambridge Swing Dance Committee and I'm looking forward to further building our lovely and colourful scene. I've been on the committee for a few years now and enjoyed organising many events for our dancers.
Apart from trying to co-ordinate the whole committee, my roles also include booking bands and teachers for our main events (CLX and Swing Sanctuary), as well as sharing out the role of social secretary and events promotion. If you ever have any questions, concerns, or comments about anything CSD related, you can usually find me on the dancefloor at the Hideaway Hop on Tuesdays, or email me. I look forward to giving back to the community which has already given me so much!
Please find me for a dance no matter how long you've been dancing for or what your preferred style is!
Volunteer, DJ co-ordinator, and safety officer
Recently having started Swing, I can’t promise to be an expert, but I just love it and am utterly hooked. I joined the committee as I wanted to give back to the Cambridge swing community and empower people to enjoy Swing as much as I do.
I am responsible for caring for the welfare and safety of our members, therefore, ensuring that CSD events follow our safe spaces policy. Please feel free to approach me and discuss any matters. I am also responsible for organising door volunteers and DJs for Tuesday and Wednesday night events. Being a volunteer has great perks!
Treasurer, Safety Secretary
I started dancing about 3 years ago when I began working in Cambridge, with little prior dance experience, but looking for good way to meet people, get some exercise and most importantly have fun. It certainly worked; these days I’m at dance classes or events at least two or three times a week! I am currently the treasurer for Cambridge Swing Dance, so I try to keep our finances in order to ensure we can continue to put on great events for our dance community.
Arthur Lancelyn Green
Balboa Secretary and technical officer
As Balboa secretary, I'm responsible for organising Balboa events, including classes, socials, and maybe the odd workshop. Come and talk to me about anything Balboa related, and let me know if there's anything you want from your local Balboa scene that we're not doing.
As technical officer, I'm responsible for keeping track of CSD's technical kit, such as speakers, mixers, and lights, and making sure that these are all well maintained. Ask me if you've got any questions about kit, and let me know if you think something needs attention.