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Uptown Jump - Glenn Crytzer's New Swing
If you’ve been a Lindy Hopper for any length of time you’ve imagined what it must have been like to attend an event at the Savoy - the joy of dancing to a live Count Basie tune in 1937 or anticipating hearing the first performance of a new song by Chick Web...

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Lindy Hop Mini Workshop 5/25/14
We've been working on controlling where we end up - maintaining the dance in cardinal directions. This is part of an ongoing theme with our lessons about being more and more intentional with the movements we choose rather than just letting ourselves fall up...

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Lindy Hop Mini Workshop 5/25/14
Last week was all about knowing where you're going and being intentional about your directionality.  Is that a word? This is all part of a greater concept about being intentional with your movement and learning to control additional aspects as you develop a...

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Lindy Hop Mini Workshop 5/18/14
More side passes! We reviewed last week's side pass exercise and added in this new "sliding doors" move.  It's both fun to do socially and also a good way to practice connecting and changing directions. Give it a try and join us next weekend for more fun st...

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Zendah Grotto Mini Workshop Recap 5/11/14
Hurray for working video again! This week we did side pass drills and added in a reverse swingout.  We even tested out our follows by having them close their eyes to focus on trusting the connection and continuing through with their momentum during the dril...

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Zendah Grotto Mini Workshop Recap 5/4/14
And we're back! Last week we didn't have a recap because it was review week.  We did add some Texas Tommy variants, but that was all of the new content. This week you'll have noticed that I don't have a video at the top of this post.  We recorded a recap in...

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Lindy Hop Mini Workshop 4/20/14
Sometimes things get busy and you forget to do a recap video before the next lesson.  And sometimes you end up having to try to dance on asphalt in the parking lot while planes take off over-head.  You can tell by the pine trees in the background that we're...

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Lindy Hop Mini Workshop 4/13/14
I think we might have exploded some brains this week with the concept of extending the swing out by adding extra beats in the middle.  The video shows a simple version of this where we add extra "5, 6's" to create a longer 10 count swingout. We also played ...

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Zendah Grotto Mini Workshop Recap 4/6/14
Last week we discussed sending out the follow in different directions. In exploring this concept our class discovered that we need to focus on where our energy is moving and make it more directed back and forth down the line of dance.  Our scene has a tende...
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