Monthly Workshop September 6th

Join us at 2:00pm on Saturday, September 6th at Stafford Fitness (formerly the Courthouse Athletic Club) for our monthly workshop where we will be teaching Lindy Hop!

2:00pm – 3:00pm Beginner Lindy Hop
3:00pm – 4:00pm Intermediate: Making Swivels Awesome (for leads and follows)
4:00pm – 5:00pm Advanced – Ad-lib your Lindy Hop

$8/person/class General Admission
$5/person/class Members
$5/person/class Students

No partner needed

Also, join us after the workshop at 7:30pm for a house dance party! The location of the dance party will be announced at the workshop on Saturday, but please feel free to email with any questions. This is going to be a tremendous amount of fun so don’t miss out!

August 2nd LSDA Workshop

We have an exciting August workshop planned for you! The first class is all about learning the Shim Sham, which is the fun jazz line dance you see at our Tuesday dances at 9:30. The next class is the Jitterbug Stroll which is another fun jazz line dance. In our third class, we will take all of these fun new jazz moves you just learned and show you how to incorporate them on the social dance floor! Hope to see you there on Saturday, August 2nd at the Courthouse Athletic Club.

1:00pm – 2:15pm Shim Sham
2:30pm – 3:30pm Jitterbug Stroll
3:45pm – 4:45pm Incorporating Jazz Moves into Social Dancing

$8/person/class General Admission
$5/person/class Members
$5/person/class Students

No partner needed

Plus, join us after the workshop at 7:30pm for a house dance party! This is a great way to hang out with some of your favorite people plus dance to some amazing music courtesy of DJ Scott. The location of the dance party will be announced at the workshop on Saturday, but please feel free to email with any questions. This is going to be a tremendous amount of fun so don’t miss out!

Special Dance on 5th Tuesday of July

Tuesday, July 29th is a special LSDA dance on the 5th Tuesday of the month. Come join us for a beginner lesson followed by open dancing!

Since this is a special event, we are going to do things a little bit differently. The music will be mostly 50s music, with some 60s, and possibly a little of today. We are also planning on wearing polka dots or anything brightly colored! It’s going to be a ton of fun and we hope to see you there!

Courthouse Athletic Club
1 Courthouse Drive, Longview 75605

7:30 to 8:15pm Beginner Lesson
8:15 to 10:00pm Open Dancing

$8 General Admission
$5 Members and Student

Dress: Casual
Please wear non-marking shoes
All ages welcome
No partner needed!!!

July 12th Balboa Workshop

If you’ve ever wanted to learn Balboa from the ground up, this is your chance! Mike and Shawna will be dedicating the entire workshop to teaching balboa from the very beginning. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, July 12th
1:00pm – 5:00pm

Courthouse Athletic Club
1 Courthouse Drive, Longview

1:00pm – 2:15pm Balboa #1: Intro to Balboa
2:30pm – 3:45pm Balboa #2: Moves and Transitions
4:00pm – 5:00pm Balboa #3: Putting it All Together

$8/person/class General Admission
$5/person/class Members
$5/person/class Students

No partner needed

New LSDA Board of Directors

LSDA held its annual members meeting on Saturday, June 7th, and elected new board members. Results are as follows: 

President – Mike Westervelt
Vice President – Scott O’Hern
Secretary – Lindsay Starbird
Treasurer – Charles Starbird
Member at Large – Christie Martin

Annual Meeting

The First Annual LSDA Members Meeting to be held on June 7th

 Below is detailed information about our Annual Meeting and Election procedures.  Please take the time to read over everything so you can participate in our group!  However, in summary of the information below, please note these action items:
– Nominate yourself or others for board positions by May 24th
– June 7th – Save the date!…for our workshop, meeting, and a dance that evening
– Note – Only members may nominate and vote for board positions but all are welcome at our annual meeting.  But if you do become a member your voting rights are effective immediately!

We will be having our first Annual LSDA Members meeting on June 7th.  It will be held at The Courthouse Athletic Club (1 Courthouse Drive) from 4-5pm following the monthly workshop.  At the meeting we will:

  • Review the general activities from 2013 and those planned for 2014
  • Review the financial activities from 2013 and those planned for 2014
  • Review the list of LSDA Member privileges
  • Give opportunity for members to express any opinions
  • Elect new board members

 Election of Board Members

Once the list of nominees has been sent out on May 31st (see details below), members may email their votes to  Members may also vote in person on June 7th by ballot at the Annual Meeting, or may submit a vote by proxy by turning in a signed ballot the week before the meeting or by having someone deliver it at the Annual Meeting.

Nomination of Board Members

We are currently accepting nominations for board positions (you can nominate yourself).  We will be accepting nominations up through the 24th of May and a full list of nominees will be sent out by the 31st of May.

Per the current LSDA by-laws, to be nominated for the board you must have been a member for at least 8 months and be interested in promoting the well-being of LSDA and its dances.  However, the 8 month requirement may be waived upon review by the current board with consideration given to members who have shown initiative, interest, or have previous organizational experience, so if you are interested in running for a board position and you have not been a member for 8 months yet, please still apply.

Board Member Duties

If you accept your nomination and are elected for the board you will serve for one year unless re-elected. Generally, the board determines the overall policy and direction of the organization and helps to fulfill annual objectives. The board executes the day-to-day activities of the organization or delegates these activities to staff and/or committees.

Please review the descriptions of board positions at this link.  Consider not only if you would like to run for a position but also if there are other members who would be good for these positions and consider nominating them.

Please send your nominations to and list the position and member whom you would like to nominate.  Or you may submit your request in writing to the registration desk at any LSDA sponsored event.

T-Shirt Pre-order!

tshirt proof1 color backgroundIt’s time to order your very own LSDA t-shirt!   They will go fast so reserve your shirt today!!   Sizes are in line with typical male sizes and the color will be navy.  Each shirt will be $15 and you can pay when you pick it up.

To guarantee you get a shirt in your size please do one of the following:

1. Email your order (no money needed to pre-order)  no later than Thursday, April 3rd.
-Shirt size

2.  OR…you can place your order at our usual Tuesday night dance (April 1st).   **Bonus – you can see the type of shirt we will be ordering!

Happy Birthday LSDA!

Birthday_candles12Today, March 19th, Longview Swing Dance Associations turns one year old!  On this date last year we had our very first dance!  We are so thankful for the many wonderful memories that we have build this year.  The board of LSDA wants to thank each and every one of you for your participation in our group.  Whether you have come only once or you faithfully come every week, we could not have done this without you.   Here are a few pictures of that first dance!!

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March 3rd Dance – CANCELED

We are sad to announce that this evenings dance will be canceled due to the freezing weather.  Many folks are still without power and the temperatures will continue to drop as the evening goes on.  We know some of you would have been able to come so we apologize for the inconvenience.