About The Track Podcast

Lindyfest ‘17 photo by  Alletta Cooper

Lindyfest ‘17 photo by Alletta Cooper

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About Ryan Swift

Ryan has been swing dancing since 1998 and started DJing for dancers shortly thereafter.  For the last 10+ years he has been the co-organizer, music coordinator and house DJ for Frim Fram Jam, the longest-running weekly swing dance in NYC.

He has had the privilege of DJing for numerous Lindy Hop exchanges, dance camps, weekend workshops, and competitions, including national events such as Stompology, Camp Hollywood, Uptown Swingout, Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, Swingout New Hampshire, California Balboa Classic, & Frankie100, and in NYC at events like Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing.

Ryan also serves as head DJ at the International Lindy Hop Championships, LindyFest & Lindy Focus.

Each month on The Track podcast, host Ryan Swift sits down for an in-depth & candid conversation with swing dancers, musicians, DJs, competitors, and instructors from the world of Lindy Hop.

He has also hosted live interviews and panels at Lindy Hop events like the International Lindy Hop Championships, Stompology, Lindyfest, and World Lindy Hop Day in Toronto.

The Syncopated Times has called The Track Podcast "one of the most engaging radio-style interviews I've ever listened to" and Cynthia Millman, co-author of Frankie Manning: Ambassador of Lindy Hop calls Ryan a “master interviewer.”


All photos on this site are by Ryan Swift unless otherwise noted.  To see more of Ryan's photos, check out his Flickr page.