Recent content by juwest333

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    A Running Lindy Diary

    Haha. Pittstop was awesome this year!! Gordon Webster is the best! I've been feeling happy non-stop for a day afterwards and now I feel sad.
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    Freestyle dancing!!

    This probably depends on what kind of dance that you do, but I feel freestyle plays a very important part in partner dancing. When I look around on a dance floor at a social function, what I mostly see are something akin to robots: dancers doing patterns in the exact same way, in the exact same...
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    Watching Other People Practice

    Yes. I primarily look for moves that I can copy/adopt/modify and make my own.
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    Jazz as Movement - Essays For Lindy Hoppers

    I would like to talk about the "KNOW, YOU DON'T" article. Have you noticed a trend between these two different kinds of dancers? (1) A dancer who simply learns steps/patterns and choreography and uses these movements primarily in their social dancing; and (2) a dancer who understands the...
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    Do Females Fall In Love With Instructors More Often?

    Do you mean as in an actual crush or simply a dance crush? I tend to look at the two very differently.
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    Lindy Hop - Is It Thriving or Dying?

    Yes! Sorry for the late reply. I spoke with you once or twice at the event. Bummer you won't be able to make it this year. Maybe I'll have to come out to ESDC!
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    Some of my favourite swing clips

    I had the pleasure of attending Jitterbug Weekend (where the demo in the video took place) with those two! They are incredible and very challenging!! Be sure to tell us of your experience!
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    Lindy Hop - Is It Thriving or Dying?

    Hey! It's Jamin Jackson! So good to see you here!! You were awesome at this year's ILHC!
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    Because I'm happy...

    One of the most amazing things I have ever found on the internet. It is a 24-hour clock showing people dancing in various styles from all over the U.S. to a song called "Happy" by Pharrell Williams. You can't help but smile and dance after watching it!!
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    A Running Lindy Diary

    I'll be there. I can't wait!!! :)
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    You Know you are Addicted to Dancing when...

    You start looking for outfits to wear to your next major dancing event a whole year in advance.
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    Jazz as Movement - Essays For Lindy Hoppers

    Some of the most deep and thought-provoking essays on Lindy Hop that I have ever read.
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    Best and worst dance snubs when you ask a lady to dance

    But it is that one single rejection that can ruin your mood for the entire night though! :) lol
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    Manning-Millman-Lichtmann Interview

    The "Frankie Manning, Ambassador of Lindy Hop" one? I love that book! It's like my dancing bible! haha Let me know what you think of it! Also, thanks for posting that link. Listening to it now.