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A Bit of Swing Dance History in a Beer Ad!

I’ve blogged in the past about my appreciation for dance in advertising, and now along comes one of the best yet. I confess I don’t really get what this has to do with Guinness, but more power to them. It’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Frankie Manning!

Today my friend and mentor Frankie Manning would have turned 102.  If you’re a dancer, you would have been delighted if you used google and noticed the google doodle honoring Frankie’s birthday.  Several people brought this to my attention, which … Continue reading

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On Being A “Lindy Legend”

My Lindy History Last week I got to be on a panel at an event at City College in SF called “Bay Area Lindy Legends”.  More than a couple of decades ago, few people in the bay area had heard … Continue reading

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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 and the Benefits of Oxytocin

  Oxytocin is the hormone our bodies make that makes us feel sociable.  It’s what gives us the desire to collaborate with each other and to help other people out.  It’s what makes mothers feel connected to their babies and … Continue reading

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