Emma Durham began swing dancing in the fall of 2008 in the college club at Savannah College of Art and Design. She learned to Lindy hop at an Atlanta workshop weekend that spring and hasn’t looked back since. After Savannah, she spent a year in Atlanta and half a year in New Orleans before moving back to her hometown of Cincinnati five years ago. She started DJing locally after missing the music she heard in New Orleans and Atlanta. She loves female vocalists (like Ella Fitzgerald and Anita O’Day) and any song that really makes her want to swing out.
Meet one of our Blues DJ’s, Katie Spang! She has been dancing Blues and Lindy for the last 7 years. Her enthusiasm for this dance is greatly influenced by her love of Blues music. There are so many styles of blues that facilitate many different wonderful dances. She is excited to share her love for this dance with you at CincyHop!