There are many ways dancers can get involved with Sugar Swing and the swing dance community!
In addition to our permanent staff, Sugar Swing has a selection of casual staff who take turns performing various roles. These roles include event organizers, deejays, and instructors. These folks are compensated for their time and must undergo training for the role. If you’re interested in a staff position, contact us.
We love our volunteers! Our dance event organizers are always looking for volunteers to help make an event run smoothly. Our volunteers receive major discounts on dances, so it’s a great way to save money and still come out to lots of events! Volunteers are needed to take admissions, work the bar, and for other roles.
If you would like to volunteer at an upcoming event, contact the event organizer. You can do this by visiting the Facebook page for the specific event and either messaging the organizer or posting on the wall. You can also join our Sugar Swing Volunteers Facebook group (linked below) to stay in the loop. From time to time we also need dancers to participate in classes when there’s a shortage of leads or follows; read the section Volunteering for Classes below to learn more about that.
For general inquiries or to put your name in for the next event, contact us.
Volunteering for Classes
Sometimes there’s a shortage of leads or follows in one of our classes, and we recruit volunteers to participate in the class and balance out the numbers. There are a couple of rules for this to ensure our paying customers are treated fairly:
- To volunteer, we assume you’ve taken the class before in recent times, and/or are an active dancer.
- Volunteers must notify the instructors of their intent to join the class 1+ days ahead of time.
- We cannot accept volunteers unless we’re out by more than 2 leads/follows.
- We generally can’t have volunteers for Lindy 2 or 3 classes, unless we’re quite unbalanced and/or the instructors see a need.
If you’re not sure whether or not you meet the requirements, just ask!