Ha ha, okay so I’m doing this my way. More like a 3 Year When I Feel Like it Lindy Hop Challenge…
From Swing It Out, a 30 post challenge about Lindy Hop.
Q: Favorite Songs to Dance To
I tend to favor that kind of trad jazzy, gypsy stuff with a minor key and a bumping, jank-ified rhythm stuff happening. So here are my favs.
Q: Favorite Pros
I’ll take this questions as performers and competitors since we did instructors already.
I like Bethany Powell.
I like Frida Segerdahl.
I like Alice Mei.
Q: Favorite Dancing Memory
There was a night at the Saturday night dance at a past Cowtown Jamborama that I remember still as one of the most amazing moments dancing ever. I wrote a narrative about it here, but here’s a quote from it.
Saturday night the energy apexed to a peak at pumpkin time, the band riding hot like a hell train full of spangled troubadours, thrusting inward and inward exploding exploding. We were drawn in like moths to the light, crowding in close, pulsing like all the blood in our ears. The sound and fury escaped through a tiny hole in the crowd. And from it were born dancers who emerged like fire. Swing out after swing out they danced like tigers. The jam circle grew around them.
The tigers traded their crazies in that pit, its walls a percussive force of elbows and palms. Our clapping was thunder chasing the guitars and the horns. When the bodies were spent, and the dancers melted back into crowd, our minds fled – no! – flew to the men with the music.
But another memory I can never forget was being a part of ULHS 2007 with one of our modern iconic moments as a Lindy Hop community. The video went viral and it was amazing to be there. The energy was overwhelming and more exciting than I’ve ever felt.
Sklenarney OUT.Tagged with: 30 Lindy Hop Challenge • Lindy Hop