Category: swing

What does it mean to be a good student?

Over the last year, I’ve been teaching Argentine Tango and Lindy Hop to a small group of people in remote California. The students aren’t particularly quick learners, and they aren’t generally athletic – but they have an advantage I don’t see in most workshop classes I’ve attended. They are good students. In a society where we are inundated with workshops,…

Happy Dance Fun Time

Hello, my friends. It’s been a while (vague post about the hiatus on my personal blog), but I’m probably back to semi-regular updates (no promises). Statesboro Swings Out had this awesome theme for their upcoming event, and I keep seeing promo videos of it crop up on occasion. The answer the following question: “What’s your HappyDanceFunTime?” This answer brings you…

In case you missed it!

This has been a busy week in the world of the Lindy Affair. First, I was a guest on PaulTalks! I think Paul is super awesome, and when he invited me to be part of his “People of Lindy Focus” series (not to be confused with the “Faces of Lindy Focus” photography series), I was super excited! If you would…

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…

redefining lindy hop as my hobby

I’ve moved to a small town. In fact, the estimated population of my current zip code is 101 people. Well, make that 102, now that I’ve gotten a driver’s license and PO Box. Regardless, when I talk to dancers about how small this town is, they all give me this appalled, “I’d never be able to survive that” look. There’s…

Michael Seguin and Frida Segerdahl

I’m sure 98% of the Lindy Hop World has seen this video by now — at least, that’s what I hope! But in case you haven’t, take a minute to watch Michael Seguin and Frida Segerdahl in the Invitational Jack and Jill at the Lonestar Championships, featured at Lindy Fest. This was the first dance of the evening, but as…