Who manages Jazz BANG?
Sam Carroll (Swing Dance Sydney) and Sharon Hanley (Swing Time Australia are the bosses. And there's a team of local managers and volunteers.
This mostly means that everyone we spoke to about the weekend volunteered an opinion.
Sam and Sharon have years of experience running dance events, teaching classes, DJing, performing, competing, and social dancing. They have worked together on projects in the past, and are good at going large with big weekend events.
They have different dance interests. Sam digs the Harlem roots of lindy hop, Sharon's into the LA history of swing. Sam loves solo jazz, Sharon is all about the balboa.
But they both love lindy hop, and they both love good, solid, swinging jazz. It's the music that brings them together, and the joy of a shared dance floor.
Dance events run on people power, and we have the very finest people involved in Jazz BANG. It's hard to pin everyone down, but we have about 40 people on the team. And they are all hard working, creative, and quite excellent fun.