One of the best ways to express your personal style is through your socks. As swing dancers, we’re kicking, rockin’, dancing out applejacks, and doing other flash moves. These athletic maneuvers draw attention to our shoes, how our pants flow, but most importantly, draws attention to that canvas occupied between pants and shoes, our socks. Continue reading
There’s nothing like an impersonal form letter demanding money in dense legalese so I can legally play music. I rightfully freaked out. ASCAP had never bothered me before and everywhere I played music was legally covered. In fact, all my teaching venues have an ASCAP license (Arvada Tavern and The Infinite Monkey Theorem) and the church is licensed through OneLicense, though for that I should be playing legal gospel swing music. Gospel music for balboa dancers. Would that fly, Kyle?
It’s time to rehabilitate the pretzel, the move derided by lindy hoppers, adored by east coast swingers, morphed by westies, and done oh so crazily by the country dancers. Rebecca Brightly lists it as the #2 Problem that beginner dancers commit. This blogger hates it. Another upper level dancer calls for its death. Why the hate? Continue reading