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From Then To Now

Updated: Jul 2, 2019

| Suburban Swing Abbotsford is a Dance Club where any age is welcome |

A special tribute for you!

Suburban Swing started in the Abbotsford Arts Center, in a square room with approximately 200 people, back in 2000.
Since then, there have been many dancers, skills, and ages that come through our doors each week, sharing opinions and energy. We love watching dancers go from first-time beginner lesson, to skillful workshops that we get to offer throughout the seasons.

Jovon Miller -

"Today you're seeing moves in dances like Hip-Hop for example, that have been taken from the era of jazz and swing, and have been passed through generations."

Vicky Yeung -

"Dancing isn't particularly about right or wrong; we focus on dancing with more efficiency, and more comfortably. If you're feeling inefficient or uncomfortable, that might be a sign of something you can work on."

Some of our regular staff have incorporated not only their opinions, but their heart in the journey of swing.

Erik Lutsch -

"Dancing fits the skills and exercise category for my life, but it also opened up something I wasn’t expecting - socializing. I set out to go swing dance, but found myself using this amazing social skill in partnership with the main driver of dancing."

Samantha Pasielski -

“I’ve been dancing since I was five years old. Jazz, lyrical, ballet, hip-hop, tap, musical theatre – you name it – I’ve probably done it. Even some popping and locking classes, and a cha-cha class once. Ever since I was little, people have known me as a dancer and it became an outlet for me.

Naturally, after a back injury and not being able to do certain movements, [east coast] swing dance was the perfect fit. I was still able to do what I loved in a safe way as my back was healing. Then I fell in love with the partner dance. And my love for other forms of swing dance [balboa & lindy-hop] has only grown from there.”

Colleen Loughran -

"Swing dance shows the good in the world: everyone is super happy, moving, and we’re all connected somehow. I found out that my priority slowly started shifting, as I fell in love with Swing Dance."


|All views expressed in this post are subject of the individuals represented, and do not reflect the overarching posture of Suburban Swing Abbotsford or its affiliates.|


Jason Warner - Suburban Swing Abbotsford

PSST... Big news!

Suburban Swing is hosting new incredible workshops/events featuring out-of-town instructors this Summer:

- Summer Retreat (Local) -- Peter Flahiff and Lauren Smith - Canada Day Parade - Abbotsford - Beginner Lindy Hop - Pitt Meadows



Mandy Angelica
Mandy Angelica
Feb 04, 2022

Yes! I love this dance step. This step impresses me a lot. I also learned this dance step. Unfortunately, I have no time right now because I have a lot of pressure from the Final year research project, so that I will do Research on feminism dissertation topics, change management dissertation topics, etc. After completing my Research, I will join dance classes and learn new dance steps.

Jason Warner
Jason Warner
Feb 04, 2022
Replying to

So glad you took the time to read these blogs.. We are hoping to do more blogs this year and find some people to do some as well. Hope you get back out there and dance this year!

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