JAZZ ON THE LAWN

Growing up in Baton Rouge where everyone freely dances together at any music event, Christine has been eager to bring that spirit to her community in Santa Monica. She proposed to Santa Monica’s Cultural Affairs Division a semi-organized open dance event at one of the city’s summer concerts. They called it a “Community Dance Jam.” Concert attendees learned a circle dance and a line dance.  Music (and dance) lovers of all ages participated. They even capped off the concert with a bona fide New Orleans style second-line dance, complete with flying handkerchiefs.