Thursday, October 4, 2012
Great fun teaching classes, working with Jenna, and performing with Bluesy Floozies; thanks! Josh, thanks for the steps!
Friday, June 1, 2012
Silvia knows how to throw a party! Rain or shine, earthquake or no-earthquake! I hope to be back in Italy soon. Thank you to everyone involved.
Wow! Great job revitalizing this event! Attendance was up from two years ago--the last time I was able to go. I enjoyed the students and competition entries and picked up some great steps from Chester Whitmore. ALHC would make a great first contest for anyone living in the midwest who wants to "cut their teeth." And in the future, it may again draw big-ticket competitors, as it is off to a great start in the windy city.
My good friends Evita Arce and Michael Jagger, and Swing FX company members, and I presented several pieces at UPAC's Festival of Dance. We performed new work by Michael and Evita, Ryan Francoise, and myself, and we shared the stage with fabulous New York City Ballet soloists.
The Dance Flurry was the best in recent memory. Giselle and I joined Peter Davis, and other band-leaders, in teaching vernacular jazz to hundreds of happy Flurriers. You should consider Flurry if: You live in the North East; or if you are interested in other dance styles in addition to Swing, such as Contra, Salsa, Balkan; or if you like to dance and play traditional music.
Friday, January 27, 2012
Followlogie was awesome! I enjoyed assisting Annie Trudeau in class and trading tap steps with Adam and Mr Pedroza.
Bravo, Lone Star team. I think this year, what I enjoyed most was playing in the late night band--an official jam session managed by Falty and Freddy of Seattle. Great idea!
Clearly the most important US camp (more than a weekend), for the time being, Lindy Focus continues to grow. Will Sweden continue to be the world's Mecca of Lindy Hop, twice a year? Or will Lindy Focus become the new tent post of Lindy, between Herrangs!? Only time will tell.
It was a blast, bumpin in Baltimore. Great music jam! Thanks Dorry and Sommer for having me.
I still can't get over the Catalina Swing Dance Festival. Location, location, location. An event on an island paradise, a place where you can actually travel back in time to the jazz age!? All live music. If this event doesn't double in size next year, something is wrong with the universe.
This was my first time at AVS, and I loved it! Great, super fun event.
I was proud to advance to the slow finals again! This time with Giselle Anguizola.
Another successful SONH