It was on the DU campus, when solicited for a free swing lesson, that the dance bug was planted in Ash Helms’s mind. It waited there, growing more insistent. “Dance,” it said to him. In 2008, he decided to give in to the insidious voice. Since then, the quiet prodding has developed into a full-blown obsession, and Ash couldn’t be happier. Ash’s passion for vintage jazz and swing now pushes him to come up with new (and sometimes really goofy) ways to express himself within Lindy Hop and other American vernacular dances.