Author Archives: ginah

The Youtubification of the Lindy Hop

Recently I had a brief conversation with a prominent Balboa teacher who also dances Lindy Hop, in which the person claimed that “Lindy Hop has become all about pageantry.”  When I asked what that meant, exactly, they explained by saying … Continue reading

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How I Fixed My Knee Problems (and accidentally got in the best shape of my adult life)

I used to have trouble with my left knee.  I first noticed it after I’d been dancing for maybe 6 years.  I’ve always been a very active, athletic person (soccer, horseback riding, track, etc.) and had struggled with my right … Continue reading

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Yo dawg, I heard you like dancing…

…so I think you should put some dancing in your dancing, so you can dance while you dance.  (Know Your Meme) I just got back from a fan-freakin-tastic weekend at Lindyfest/Lone Star Championships in Houston, and I’m feeling very jazzed right … Continue reading

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Gender Drama in the Lindy Blogosphere

There has been a blow-up in the Lindy Hop blogosphere having to do with questions of gender.  I speak here about two blog posts in particular.  Nathan Bugh, a friend and occasional partner of mine whose teaching prowess and analytical … Continue reading

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DCLX 2011: Battle of the Bands

I want to talk about this: (You can see me smiling and clapping at about 7:18.) First of all, I’d like to say that these two bands were so incredibly swingin’ that even before that actual head-to-head, Jonathan Stout’s orchestra … Continue reading

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