Category Archives: west coast swing

More Thought on Fat Dancers

A great dancer to watch I’ve written before on the topic of fat dancers, but I realized I left out a glaring omission, especially since I talked about partner dance but used video examples of performance dance. Anyone in the west … Continue reading

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Dancing blind

When my dance students are learning the skill of following, I often suggest they close their eyes.  Closing your eyes takes away a lot of the urge to back lead, and it brings forward the senses you use to feel … Continue reading

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Favorite Dance Teachers From My Past

  The wonderful video at the end of this post from 1995 inspired me to write about these dancers because they were both a huge influence in my early dancing years.  Sylvia Sykes was my teacher for the first six … Continue reading

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How Can You Tell One Swing Dance from Another?

  Swing is a broad category that includes many different dances.  If you’re a novice, it’s hard enough telling completely different genres apart let alone the variations in one category.  And as if that wasn’t confusing enough, there are different … Continue reading

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Fusion Dance Part III: Swango!

    In my first article about fusion dance I wrote about hip hop and swing. In the second, I wrote about Lindy and Tap. This one is about Tango and Swing. Unlike Tap and Hip Hop, which can be … Continue reading

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