Category Archives: Dance Teaching

FIB Blues Playlist

A secret to having a good class- lots of music. Expose the students to what is out there. Hook them any way you can. Here’s the Falling in Blues class playlist. Can’t Get No Grindin’ – Muddy Waters A Kiss … Continue reading

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Heartland Swing Festival 2014 – BBQ, Snow, Spinning, Babies

Are We Having Fun Yet? So asks the cutout people at the Des Moines Social Club, one of this year’s Heartland Swing Festival’s venues. Based on the crowd’s enthusiasm and cheer, I would say “yes”. Heartland Swing Festival is a … Continue reading

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Lindy Focus XII – Life in Audition Land

Last year, I played a behind the scenes role on Lindy Focus‘ audition team. This year, I soon realized I lacked last year’s anonymity once people found me immediately after track badges were passed out. We had several people wanting … Continue reading

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Drag the Blues Away – Barcelona

Staff picture! Due to fortunate circumstances, I taught at Drag the Blues in Barcelona, Spain with Jana Grulichova. I was en route to Carcassone, France for culinary adventures and was glad I could participate in this new blues event. Drag … Continue reading

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A Nod in Luxembourg

Luxembourg is an impressive city filled with towering bridges, buildings abutting old fortress walls, and extensive casemates. Great appreciation is deserved when you discover these battlements only represent 5-10% of its original fortifications. It’s a great city to explore and … Continue reading

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