Lindy Hop Greatness

A friend of mine recently posted a note on the Bay Area Lindy Hop board called SwingTalk, asking who people thought were “Lindy Hop Greats.” I responded with the following, which — although it contains the names of some local (San Francisco) talent — should still serve as an interesting view into what I perceive… Continue reading Lindy Hop Greatness

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When it just clicks

Don’t you love it when stuff just clicks? I take Lindy Hop lessons every Thursday from two of the world’s top swing dancers, and afterwards, I generally stay for their three hour dance party. Sometimes I stay because I just don’t want to go home, not because I’m having a particularly stellar night. But last… Continue reading When it just clicks

What the heck is Lindy Hop?

Lindy hopping on the Great Wall of China

The (favorably) ever-present Harald noted in a recent comment that he wasn’t sure what Lindy Hop is. I think I may have explained it WAY earlier in my blogging, but it bears repeating: Lindy Hop is the original American swing dance, invented and popularized by blacks in Harlem, New York. In its most showy form,… Continue reading What the heck is Lindy Hop?

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Does it get any better than this?

I recently got back from Lindy in the Park (LitP), an every-Sunday event where 50-150 of us crazy swing dancers get together to dance on a large ‘bandstand’ in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park… usually in front of dozens of gawking tourists with videocams 😀 Sometimes I’m asked why I get up nearly every Sunday… Continue reading Does it get any better than this?

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