Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukkah, Festive Festivus, etc.

Happy holidays, y’all.  It’s been a crazy time for me lately, but writing has been on my mind, and I hope to put out some interesting posts in the new year.  Here’s a sneak preview:

Varieties of masculinities in Lindy Hop, past and present.  Why the seemingly sudden turn to more rigid notions of femininity in vernacular jazz dances, particularly Balboa?  Should you care what goes on with the really advanced dancers in the scene?  What is up with connecting really amazingly with certain people but not others?  Soon enough you will know my thoughts on these matters and others.

I’ve also been reminescing about times past, happy dancing memories, and the generally wonderful network of people I’ve gotten to know because of my love for this dance.  I’m truly thankful for everyone I’ve met because of Lindy Hop, for all my friends especially–near and far, for those who take lessons from me, those who hire me, those who ask me to DJ, and generally everyone that encourages me to remain an active part of this vibrant community.

A very merry holiday to you, and a happy new year!  I’ll be ringing it in 1930’s style in Asheville, NC at Lindy Focus.

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