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…

Connection Magic: the Invested Follow and the Responsive Lead

Dance World Takeover has an extensive series going on right now on sexism,  connection, and the concept of equal opportunities for leads & follows to contribute in dancing (not necessarily in that order).  I initially found most recent post, The End of Lindy Hop as we Know It, a little abrasive. I understand where the idea of “Equal Opportunity Connection”…

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,…