Totally rad party dances: The Thriller!

January 26th, 2010

Funny Thriller dance instruction from the 80s. Totally rad!

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Ugly Dance Contest

September 23rd, 2009

The battle of the year! Ugly Dance Contest, 10th of October, Hamburg. Be there.

You say dance? We say ugly!

Everyone is informed of the beauty of deformedness. This is why we organize the 1st annual Ugly Dance World Cup 10th of October 2009 in Hamburg City, Germany. It’s so easy to dance nicely. But ugly dancing is art. Be part of it and apply now. Get more information in the “apply now” section.

You say ugly? We say dance!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Q4Uo-MhbA

The site features many more videos. Thanks to HopIt for the link.

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Hamburg Lindy Exchange

September 7th, 2009

Some pictures from Hamburg Lindy Exchange

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Counting the hop

August 17th, 2009

Some thoughts on counting in Lindy Hop

  • You have to count
    Although I find it often more useful to sing a rhythm than to think about counts, it is elementary to be able to count if you want to learn about the phrases and bigger structures of a song. There are many songs with a blues structure (12 bars to a phrase) that you cannot tell from a swing form (16 bars) without counting.
  • Count to 4, not 8
    Counting to 8 is common in dancing, e.g. Salsa. My believe is that the biggest reason for this is the 8 beat basic pattern, like a swing out. It is not true that musicians count till 8 – they count till 4. So, if you want to improve your musicality throw away the dancing school habit of counting till 8.
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Herräng 2009

August 2nd, 2009

What a crazy dance camp : )

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