We celebrate diversity — it’s in our name! — and are committed to creating an equitable and inclusive environment where community members can bring their full selves to the dance floor.

Are you an event director or sponsor? Learn more about partnering with us! 

SwingDiversity is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit!

What are We Up to?

  • Scholarship winners are announced at Wild Wild Westie in early July!
  • SwingDiversity University Class of 2024 complete their practicum opportunities in the field!
  • SwingDiversity University application opens in the fall!
  • Workshops at Wild Wild Westie, Swingtacular, SwingTime, JAX Westie Fest, Atlanta Swing Classic, The After Party, and SwingCouver!
  • Our implicit bias course is now part of the WSDC chief judges training!
  • Our demographic surveys at partnering events and subsequent data reports provide event directors with recommendations to support attendees sense of belonging!
  • Our annual community survey opens in early July. Your voice informs how we choose initiatives and allocate resources for the following year!

What can you do today?

Please consider doing one or more of the following today!

Mission Statement

We strive to be an enterprise that represents the diverse people that make the community the best it can be.

Our approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion is rooted in listening and acting. We humbly offer ourselves as an enterprise that will seek community opinion and act on their behalf as well as compile tangible resources and redistribute them equitably, sustainably, and transparently.

We seek to be problem-driven and solution-oriented by identifying the primary diversity-related issues facing the West Coast Swing community before designing solutions to directly address those issues.



To address a need for representation, SwingDiversity is committed to providing scholarships and resources to deserving community members, creating training and hiring opportunities for historically marginalized groups, conducting outreach to recruit new community members and facilitating junior support to build the next generation.

Look for mention of these initiatives on this website and on social media:
(1) annual scholarship
(2) private lesson partnership
(3) SwingDiversity University (SDU)
(4) outreach and junior support


To address a need for awareness, SwingDiversity is committed to offering community workshops at major events, providing public community resources, and facilitating implicit bias training for chief judges via a collaboration with the World Swing Dance Council (WSDC).

Look for mention of these initiatives on this website and on social media:
(1) event workshops
(2) weekly tips and community resources
(3) annual playlist
(4) implicit bias training


To address a need for accountability, SwingDiversity is committed to facilitating the development of enforceable policies for local communities and national events.

Look for mention of these initiatives on this website and on social media:
(1) Policy Toolkit
(2) Code of Conduct Book Club
(3) event director policy webinar
(4) safe space liaison training
(5) partnership with Swing Reports & Resolutions