Recent content by Diavo

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    what makes a routine a good show?

    Ah, I'm late on this. Veit, why not do a similar thing as in Swing Kids with the 2 best friends semi-dancing together and then dancing facing each other trying to out do themselves (that's what my bestfriend & I sometimes do)? That wouldn't require any aerials, but you could still show off...
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    swing week :)

    Supermergentroid moves!! =) (Realistically, whatever you think they need.)
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    stink at east coast swing

    (Wow this thread took off.) Sorry, I seriously did not mean to come across negatively! I was just laying things out, with honest intention to help. =) As was said on pg2, I agree that swing being Fun is also my main attraction to this dance (which is why I like it fast). Perhaps listening to...
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    stink at east coast swing

    You have over 4k posts, so which forum for you normally post in (ie, what type of dance is your major)? What IS your personality, knowing that can help us help you. And why are trying swing if you "loathe" it? If you are a ballroom type, perhaps it's the hoity-toity very of swing you're...
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    Lindy 1st timer

    (From page 1) Well, my own style combines ECS & Lindy with lots of "moves" an aerials and is what we call "Street Swing" -- best done to fast tempos, high energy, physically demanding, and endorphins flowing like mad. It more like what you see Whitey's Lindyhoppers doing in the 30's -- we keep...
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    What's this move?

    Being a magician I'm somewhat obsessed with finding out the names & origins of things (magicians had a sweet tradition of crediting everything that's not theirs in the community). I like to know things like, ok this move was first done by Frankie Manning, then I saw a variation by soandso in DC...
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    Lindy 1st timer

    Lindy requires so much more attention to the details of the dance that sometimes it's not as fun as ECS-type... unless you're pro. :-/
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    Animal friendly swing shoes...

    I know that you can get leather shoes dyed colors. Perhaps able to buy all-black wingtips and get the "wings" dyed white?? But not sure about synthetic shoes... leaning towards not likely. :-/
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    Animal friendly swing shoes...

    I thought Payless's guys "dress" shoes were artifical uppers with rubber soles, no? They're only solid black tho...
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    Affection for Dance Shoes?

    A lot of people have this affectation with their Chucks. I have it more for hats. I wore a cap (not the newsboy types, this is more sleek) backwards for years before replacing it. I couldn't wash it b/c the brim interior was cardboard, but the black was fading a little and it looked like I...
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    Cherry Poppin Daddies

    Oh yes, Lavay Smith -- good stuff, especially live: she lets her band members solo nearly as long as they want! =) One reason I like CPDs (beside phenominal horns) is their underlying themes. They take music from an "innocent" era and make it hardcore/punked out. =) Definitely a lot of...
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    Cherry Poppin Daddies

    Oh by the way, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy played here in Baltimore Sunday night -- so so awesome! Best dancing I've had since RCR in July -- and I dance every weekend to DC's best bands. =) Even did [a very exaggerated] comic about it for my webcomic...
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    Cherry Poppin Daddies

    Well, RCR is thee top of all modern swing! Also mostly responsible for neoswing's revival in the 90's. Oh man oh man, RCR is great for so many reasons! Get their live album, Caught In The Act, especially. I've seen them only twice live -- the best swing dances I've ever been too. =)...
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    Cherry Poppin Daddies

    Hey luh, "there was a time"?!?! Don't ever stop listening to neoswing! =) www.daddies.com CPDs started in the late 80's. At the time (and their first 4 CDs) they didn't do any one genre; they had songs that were ska, rock, AND swing -- separately. That's the way they were/are...
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    search picture of the deathdrop

    Oh, the camera angle was bad for seing the Death Drop. :-/ @Dave: It's not just a UK to USA thing, I've heard of *several* different names for some of the same moves in the same city! @alemana: I like a slippery floor. Glen Echo gets dusty because of so much foot traffic in the night. But...