Category: choreography

The Honeysuckle Roses Debut

I have exciting news! I have joined an all-girls vintage jazz dance troupe in Sacramento, California. We’re called the Honeysuckle Roses, and we just had our first performance at Midtown Stomp last week! Check out our adaptation of Falty’s Blackbottom routine: I gotta say, these ladies are pretty amazing. They’re smart, funny, talented women, and I’m lucky to be part…

Video for learning the Al & Leon Shim Sham

Have you ever wanted to learn the Al & Leon Shim Sham? Well, the videos available on youtube often leave something to be desired. As such, we’ve undertaken a project to create videos which make learning some of these classic choreographies a little more manageable. This video includes a front & back view, music, and tags so you can jump…

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,…

a solo challenge

I find that there’s something about solo dancing which is so much more intimidating than partner dancing. You would think it is the other way around – with partner dancing, there’s a witness to all my screw-ups. Someone else is dependent on the hope that I know what I’m doing – and then there’s that weird crossroad of being together…

the w project

I would be remiss not to mention the interesting and important discussion which has been happening in the world of Lindy and the Internet; if you’ve been paying attention to your friends’ newsfeeds, you might have noticed some really interesting discussions about fashion, feminism, and pride (though it’s really much more complex than that). I have no world-changing revelations to…