Category: solo

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,…

trending in san francisco

I miss solo dancing in Atlanta – so when I went to San Francisco for a swing dance, I ambled to a corner and jammed a little, because that’s what I’m used to (and because it’s not my hobby if I don’t practice!). There I was, stumbling through a series of moves and trying not to feel self-conscious as two…

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…