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A Focus on Dance in the Bay Area: Lindy in the East Bay

Until now this blog has been focused on anything having to do with dance, and it will continue to do so.  However, it will also have a local focus on the San Francisco Bay Area where I live and what’s … Continue reading

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Dance Contest Played for Laughs Raises Consciousness Anyway

  Jack and Jack Dancers During the Peach State Country Western Dance Festival in Atlanta, there was a Jack and Jack competition in which men partnered with other men in texas two-step, waltz, west coast swing, and night club two step. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Dance Students, Part 2

This is a continuation of last week’s post, so if you missed it, read it here first. Another reason some of my students fit my target market is an unusual learning style.  One of my specialties is finding out how … Continue reading

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My Favorite Students, Part 1

I’m not going to talk about specific students in this post, but rather the kind of people I most like to work with, and why.  In other words, as marketing people like to say, my target market. I like to … Continue reading

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When Your Partner Dances Better Than You

  Swing dancer consults Abby “I’m a very good swing dancer,” wrote a woman to Dear Abby, “and my boyfriend doesn’t dance.”  She goes on to say that while her boyfriend is willing to learn, she doesn’t want to stop dancing with … Continue reading

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