This is sort of tangently related to the "What defines Lindy Hop" thread, but different enough I hope to justify it's own thread. If not, I apologize. Anyway, occassionally when I'm dancing to a Lindy I'll get a comment from my follow about how it feels "like we're west coasting" or something similiar. I definately do a very smooth Lindy, and I'm okay with that, but from my perspective my Lindy is very different from my West Coast. For instance, my posture is different, I feel like I lead from a different center, there's no slot (unless the floor is crowded, then I'll slot it a bit more just for convenience), I syncopate quite a bit differently... These are all things I THINK I do differently, but maybe I'm not? Or is it possible for the dance to "feel like west coast" just from the lead-follow connection? (i.e. are all the things I do differently in Lindy from West Coast basically transparent to my follow?) Or is it possible that some Lindies are just so used to associating "smooth" with West Coast that anything else I do to differentiate the two dances just doesn't matter? Anyone else have any experiences like this?