Meet the CSD Committee

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Safety pin symbols designate our Safer Spaces and Equality Officers. If there is ever something you wish to discuss confidentially, you can speak with any of them or email welfare@cambridgeswingdance.com.

Committee Profiles:
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Dorka Nemes

Chair; Festival Teachers Co-ordinator; Festival Bands Co-ordinator

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 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!

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Wei Kheng Teh

Vice-Chair; Volunteers and DJ Co-ordinator; Safer Spaces and Equality Officer

I’m the vice-chair, volunteers and DJ co-ordinator, and one of our safety spaces and equality officers. I’m new to Swing Dancing, but I love it as a community, a way to meet new people, and a way to feel connected to my body, the music, and fellow dancers!

 

I love celebrating and cheering on the enthusiasm of other individuals, and am so excited to work with the committee to make cool and inclusive events happen!

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Sarah Cawood

Volunteers and DJ Co-ordinator; Safer Spaces and Equality 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!

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Steve Williams

Treasurer

I’m the Treasurer, responsible for budgets and accounts, ensuring that we continue to balance the books.

 

I’ve been dancing Lindy Hop for a few years. In addition to getting to know the great community, dancing has been so good for my physical and mental well-being. I’m really happy to have the chance to give back and help Cambridge Swing Dance to continue to grow our scene for everyone.

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Roya Hersel

Venue, Design and Events Co-ordinator

Passionate about Swing and Blues Dancing, I started learning in 2012, when I returned to live in the Cambridge area, and was delighted to find a local dance scene to attend. Classes, community and social dances…needless to say, it certainly lived up to and exceeded my expectations and I was immediately hooked!

I first joined the committee back in 2016, and now, after a few years break, have re-joined with re-ignited enthusiasm to keep our Swing Dance scene alive and thriving.

I love to spread the joy of Swing & Blues Dancing, keeping the history and dance alive and contributing to the creation of events where people can come together to learn and share in a joint love for the wonderful, cherished and closely related music & dance styles, that are Swing & Blues.

I like to dabble in many aspects of organisation, but primarily I look after the bookings and arrangements with our venues, as well as the co-ordination of ad-hoc events and graphic design/marketing materials.

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Katy Skinner 

Committee Secretary; Tickets and Bookings Manager

I hold the position of Secretary, responsible for taking committee meeting minutes, managing our actions for follow up, and managing mailing lists. I have also been creating the event t-shirt designs for the last few years, which has been good fun!

Since we stopped taking cash on the door and started online class bookings, I have managed the class and event booking system on our website.

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.

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Lauren Moore

Blues Secretary; Safer Spaces and Equality Officer; Communications

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 Boathouse 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. You'll also hear from me each month as I send out our newsletter!

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Immy Black

Lindy Secretary; Safer Spaces and Equality Officer

I am the Lindy Secretary, working to look after the Lindy Hop scene, which involves managing teacher schedules and curriculums, and planning additional classes or socials. I love dancing Lindy Hop, Charleston, Solo Jazz, St Louis Shag, and Collegiate Shag as a leader and follower, and am keen to ensure these grow in the Cambridge dance scene.

 

I enjoy teaching and putting on workshops and events, and seeing our scene develop. If there is something you would like to see develop further in the scene, please do get in touch! I am also a Safer Spaces and Equality Officer, meaning I'm one of the people working to ensure the welfare and safety of all our community. 

 

Find me for a dance or a chat on the social dance floor, or drop me a message!
 

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Paul Wright

Social Band Co-ordinator; Technical Officer; Website Manager; Memes Officer

I've been dancing for a while, having started lindy in 2010 after years of doing ballroom. I also dance a bit of balboa. I joined committee after the pandemic restrictions lifted to help the scene get back on its feet, as I really missed dancing.

I'm responsible for booking bands for our regular social dance nights, looking after the various bits of kit we have, and updating the website.