When browsing the web today, I came across the web site of a female tap dancer and lindy hopper with a very impressive bio. I read through and was way impressed, especially With her tap experience and credits. The lindy section said that she,"counts amongst her teachers and inspirations: Jean Veloz, Ralph Phelps, Frankie Manning, Norma Miller, Louise Thwaite, The Rhythm Hot Shots, Betty Wood, and Barbara Rice and Sam Militello. " Maybe true. I'm slueless, I admit, so I have no idea. For obvious reasons, I won't post the person's name. That would spoil all the fun. LOL. At least, according to that web site, this lindy hopper is in some pretty exalted company. So now I just have to ask, what makes a swing dancer or teacher one of the truly great, rather than just one of the also-rans? Experience? Fame? Training? A disctinctive style? What do you think?