Category Archives: 2012 Dance Travel

Sofia Underground Swing

This photo nicely illustrates this post about the Sofia Swing Dance scene. It exists, it’s been going on for a while, but until you dig, you may not know it exists. While this picture shows Roman ruins, Sofia swing scene … Continue reading

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What Level Am I? – Lindy Focus

During my first week teaching in Madrid, this couple walks into the Intermediate Lindy Hop class and approaches me stating “we’re not sure if we should be here.” I reply that the beginner level is probably too easy for them. … Continue reading

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Rocking Personal Style – Adventures in Porto

You ready? This is Guedes. Sometimes, like tonight, he goes by his pseudonym DJ Joe. He’s rocking the plaid, a bow tie, and fierce facial hair. The music was in good hands after he took over from Abeth and the … Continue reading

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Flow, Parkour, Functional Movement – Thoughts After London

Aerials aren’t easy, but they can be with the right training, introspection, and dedicated practice. What is the relation between aerials and parkour? They both require timing, precision and breathwork (I get caught holding my breath in both). They both … Continue reading

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Game Management – Aerials in Barcelona

Coaching aerial workshops is much like refereeing fĂștbol or soccer, for my American friends. You must be constantly aware of the players, the flow, anticipate their movements, and pay attention to your crew, your fellow teacher(s). After the parkour influenced warmup, … Continue reading

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