Southwest Folklife Alliance: Line Dancing with the Tucson Slide Society

Southwest Folklife Alliance: Line Dancing with the Tucson Slide Society

Every Thursday evening, DJ “Mista T,” aka Terry Thomas, of the Tucson Slide Society teaches a line dancing class at the Dunbar Pavilion in Tucson. Highly democratic, the class shares choreography for everyone and furthers a tradition of collective dance that evolved in the United States through European immigrant communities and African-American vernacular traditions.

Southwest Folklife Alliance: The Arizona African Diaspora: A Conversation with Rod Ambrose and Barbea Williams

Southwest Folklife Alliance: The Arizona African Diaspora: A Conversation with Rod Ambrose and Barbea Williams

BARBEA WILLIAMS DANCE AND PERFORMANCE COMPANY is an important part of the Dunbar Pavilion experience. She sat down with the Southwest Folk Alliance to talk about African American and Diaspora culture here in Tucson. “We’re guidepost people. We’re Baby Boomers. We want to shine light on your path, but you’ve got to walk the path and lead that way.”