Year In Review

The year is coming to a close, our first, and it seems safe to say there will never be another quite like it. While the studio and our weekly dance, the St. Claude Social, existed before, our school and this particular combination of talents has only been around for a year. We've learned a lot over the last 12 months, like how to get heavy go-go platforms down from a loft while balancing on a ladder, who on staff is best suited to kill wayward roaches, where in town offers bottomless mimosas (shout out to Press St. Station), oh and how much water an HP printer can take on before breaking. You know, all of the important lessons one would associate with running a dance studio.

It has been just one year, but a very full year of working hard and playing hard to contribute as positively as we could to the swing dance world in New Orleans. From the organizations we've partnered with to the students and community members who continue to grace us with their presence, we are surrounded by thoughtful, fun, ridiculous people who we love to love and love to dance with. Thank you very much for being a part of this year. It has been deeply meaningful for us. We are so grateful to be here. 

Here are a few highlights from our year 1:

Our first class as Crescent City Swing.

Our first class as Crescent City Swing.

Getting fancy window decals.

Getting fancy window decals.

Rolling out our backs while watching 90s music videos.

Rolling out our backs while watching 90s music videos.

Classes and dances at the Dragon's Den on Monday nights. 

Classes and dances at the Dragon's Den on Monday nights. 

Dancing on the morning news.

Dancing on the morning news.

A packed house during Fleur de Lindy.

A packed house during Fleur de Lindy.

Watching the Chorus Girls and performing during French Quarter Fest. 

Watching the Chorus Girls and performing during French Quarter Fest. 

One jillion classes.

One jillion classes.

Classes on classes on classes.

Classes on classes on classes.

Solo jazz classes.

Solo jazz classes.

Spotted Cat classes.

Spotted Cat classes.

That one super fun Second Line Brewery class.

That one super fun Second Line Brewery class.

Our performance team, the Jazz Squares, working hard and performing around town.

Our performance team, the Jazz Squares, working hard and performing around town.

Soul Parties!

Soul Parties!

And our very last St. Claude Social of the year. 

And our very last St. Claude Social of the year. 

Thank you for making such wonderful memories with us. See you in 2018!