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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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Heartland Swing Festival 2013 – Back with Ballew

Back in the Midwest, where saying “y’all” is acceptable and recognized. It’s nice to let my American speech patterns run free. Sometimes I catch myself wondering if the students understand me, but they do! I’m no longer overseas. I can … Continue reading

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WichitAwesome – AiR, Teacher Thoughts

Currently, I’m enjoying my last day in Wichita before I return to Denver. After 4 workshop hours, 1 group class, 1 team training, 10 private lesson hours, 2 dances, and multiple times chasing a 3 year old, I’m nearly finished. … Continue reading

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More is Less is More – thoughts from Zurich

The familiar adage begins “less is more”. My recent Zurich west coast swing teaching experience speaks differently – more is less then is more. Confusing? Allow me to explain. I taught west coast swing workshops with Elissa Gutterman from Tel … Continue reading

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Atlanta Varsity Showdown – Gangnam Style

I’m reminded of a conversation I had with Ali Taghavi┬áin Heidelberg, Germany this past March. The primary reason I met Ali and Katja was because I saw this YouTube video. I knew of Ali and Katja before, but never had … Continue reading

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