ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — I’m momentarily confused by her comments.
“I never knew how to swing until I started going,” she said. “It saved my sanity as a mum and helped me through the tough teen years and on through my own tough times.”
Swing, thankfully, refers to dancing. And what reader – and dancer – Tabitha Hall is talking about is the furor that has erupted over Tuesday Night Swing, an institution at the Heights Community Center where some 50 to 300 folks each week have come to dance for the past 21 years.
It’s one of the most popular and long-running events held at a city of Albuquerque community center, drawing star dancers and “Dancing With the Stars” wannabes alike who swing, jitterbug, lindy, Charleston, jive, rock and boogie the night away.