The Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association has been giving dance lessons since 1983. Sisters Erin and Tami Stevens have taught thousands of people how to swing dance (including me!)
So, as the pandemic dragged on, I was wondering how PBDA and our other beloved Swing dance venues in Los Angeles were doing and whether they would return.
Today, PBDA sent out an email titled “A quick shout-out from PBDA” that answers these questions! Tami gave me permission to share it on this site.
First, they answered the question, “how is the Stevens family doing?”:
Hello from PBDA! We just thought it was time we sent a note to say that we’re all well and good, and still hoping to get back to dancing before too much longer! We’re sure missing everyone, as we keep busy ourselves helping our children, and grandchildren with their zoom classes, and homework.
I was relieved to hear they were OK. I was also wondering how they were doing financially. Few businesses can survive being shut down for months at a time. Here’s what they said:
Our family has also long been in the antiques business, and in this interim from dancing we’ve focused our attention on retail projects and hosting online auctions.
I was glad to hear they had another source of revenue. Of course, I was also wondering if Swing dancing would ever return to Pasadena with PBDA:
But we are eager to get back to group classes, and eager to Dance again with all of you, so don’t forget us! We’ll let you know as soon as we get back at it!
Kindest regards to all of you!
So there you have it! PBDA will return when the pandemic is over!
All of this was great to hear. I’m glad Erin and Tami are well. Although there’s no Swing dancing now, I’m looking forward to the day when we can all get out there and dance safely again.
Let me know what you think! Please leave a comment below. – Brian