Month: May 2013

al & leon shim sham: break down

I have some most exciting news about dancing in Angels Camp (recently nicknamed Alien Creek)! I’ve recently found a local dance group which is interested in anything they can get their hands on, from Ballroom to Argentine Tango to Swing. They host weekly lessons and monthly dances, and everyone is super nice. I’ve been asked to come teach Argentine Tango,…

raising the bar: gendered roles in dance

Have you ever had one of those dances which raises a bar you didn’t even know was there? Let me paint a picture. In line with my recent choice to give blues a second shot, I attended Friday Night Blues in San Francisco.*  So there I was, at a new venue, new to the scene, and trying to dance with…