Put on Your Red Shoes and Dance


Recently I wanted to test out some new camera equipment and lighting indoors, so I attended a swing dance in Portland at a large hall that fills every Sunday night with hundreds of people who simply want to dance. No alcohol, no food, nothing racy or sexual. Old, young, fat, thin, preppy, punked out with bleach/purple hair and tattoos. All there for the pure joy of dance.

The following night I went to a smaller venue where dancers came to practice. It was a much easier place to shoot with flash than the larger venue. Here are some photos from both nights. If you live in the Portland area, you can find info on lessons and dances at Stumptown Dance.


  1. Jan 29 June 2013 at 11:41 am #

    Love these!!! So much joy!!!

  2. Mindy 10 December 2013 at 1:39 pm #

    I was just enjoying looking over these photos again LuAnne. Great job!

    • admin 11 December 2013 at 12:21 am #

      Thanks Mindy! Hope you’ve been able to use them on your website.

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