Send Matt Richey's Juniors to ILHC

I want to expand on the number of young people that get to participate in national and international dance events and inspire young people to use dance as a creative outlet and means of expression.

I stand for using dance to promote a healthy lifestyle and using the rich history of Swing to inspire all and get everyone moving.

I started taking Lindy Hop lessons at the age of 11 years old and at that time I didn't see a lot of kids my age at many events. When I did I was always so excited to learn where they were from and how they started. Now I see youth more frequently and it fills me with JOY!

I have donated countless hours, since 2006, teaching kids of all ages Swing Dancing at local schools around the Northern California area and started a youth program and team called Kickin’ and Swingin’. 

Kickin’ and Swingin’ is dedicated to the promotion of swing music and dance in Nevada County, CA. and surrounding areas. 

The future of our dance rests with today’s youth. I believe that their lives will be changed and strengthened through the knowledge of dance and the lessons they will learn from instructors everywhere.

Robert Royston had the great idea to start the hashtags: #ourresponsibilitywcs and #ourresponsibilitylindyhop

This has been my life and passion over the years and I can’t wait to see how this will grow our community! 

Please consider donating to Kickin’ and Swingin’. Money goes to cover expenses for studio, travel and event passes as needed for families who can’t afford it.

Every little bit helps. Thank you all!

Donations (37)

  • Gayle Old-Smith
    • $10 
    • 7 yrs


Matt Richey
Nevada City, CA

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