Welcome to Souvenir Swing!
Mission Statement and Organization Culture
Souvenir Swing is dedicated to bringing safe, entertaining partner-dancing to people who normally would not have access to dance. It is our focus to build an inclusive-community where people of all walks of life feel comfortable engaging.
Our company stands behind the abbreviation REACH, because we all believe that we should REACH to be better than we currently are:
Respect: the boundaries that we each set for ourselves and others.
Empathy: Everyone is at a different place in their dance (or life) journey.
Accountability: Each person controls their own actions. No one makes you do anything, and each person will be held accountable for their actions in this community.
Consent: Ask for consent for how you may dance with a person. You have no idea what physical or emotional boundaries each of us may have. Be vocal with your boundaries so you can be safe while engaging in our community.
Honesty: Be honest with yourself, where you're at, and how your actions affect others.
Brendan Mitchell Souvenir
West Coast Swing Instructor
Brendan has been dancing since 2011, beginning with Argentine Tango. After learning East Coast Swing, as well as social Ballroom and Latin dances, he moved to Moscow and participated in the University of Idaho Ballroom Dance team for 4 years. During that time, Brendan discovered West Coast Swing, and has been enamored with it ever since. Brendan continues to focus on the important of quality, injury-preventative dance education, as well as promoting a safe and nurturing dance community.
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