Since 2000, our group* of DJs has been sharing our knowledge and experience
to advance our common interest in swing dance music
to promote the preservation of the essence of
through that music.
Our membership includes
DJs who play for swing dance conventions as well as swing dance clubs,
DJs who are owners or directors of swing dance clubs,
licensed mobile DJs,
and inductees in various DJ and swing dance Halls of Fame.
Although we discuss what it means to be a professional DJ,
we are not a chartered, professional association with the typical membership requirements, such as a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.
Therefore, we are not accountable for the actions of our members
and we have neither the responsibility nor the authority to sanction them, professionally.
We are not a union or a hiring or referral agency.
A worldwide, swing dance community that understands, appreciates, and keeps alive the rich, musical heritage in swing dance.
For our members:
For the public:
- To facilitate networking and collaboration among our DJs
- To further the continuing education of our DJs by:
- Sharing expertise in DJ skills, equipment, and business and legal concerns
- Sharing lists of new, as well as classic, music for all styles of swing dance
- Discussing music-related topics, such as music trends and danceability
- To mentor our less experienced DJs
- To recognize our most accomplished DJs with an annual award
- To strive to be a group with which our members are proud to associate
- To network with other swing dance DJ groups and swing dance organizations
- To enable our members:
- To skillfully present the most suitable music for swing dance
- To be reliable sources of information about swing dance music
- To publish on our website:
- Lists of the most suitable music for swing dance
- Links to other sources of information about swing dance music
Our Discussion Groups
Whether you are an active, aspiring, or retired swing dance DJ, you are welcome to join our discussion groups, as long as you meet our participation requirements.
In addition to being a DJ, if you happen to be a dancer, a dance teacher, or an event director, we especially welcome your multidisciplinary perspective.
If you are a DJ, go to our
If you are not a DJ, but a swing dance professional (teacher, competitor, event director),
and you believe that you have the depth of understanding and experience required
to address the challenge of preserving the essence of swing dance through its music, go to our