SwingShoes Entertainment LLC was formed in September of 2006 by Erik Novoa. It is a business entity to (a) teach people how to dance, (b) provide a fun environment in which to dance, (c) host guest instructors and DJs, and (d) introduce people to partner dance performances both as participants and as spectators.

Back when Erik was 15 years old and starting to dance, he always loved the black and white shoes of many jazz and tap dancers. During college, Erik purchased pair of black and white shoes. As his first America Online screen name, Erik chose "ENSpats."