Have you ever celebrated your birthday dancing in a Jam? And felt the thrill of being invited to dance, or well let's say it, lovingly stolen from one dancer too and other, from friends to complete strangers, from beginners to teachers?
Or have you ever participated in spontaneous Jam that just like a smoke bomb appears out of nothing in the middle of the room to fulfill our souls of pure joy?
If you have maybe you feel and think like I do.
I truly believe and proven there are few things in life that can make us feel the happiness of what a dancing Jam can. Whether you are dancing or clapping around it, the fact everyone is there moving their body to the sound of music for the fun of it it's just amazing.
Egos disappear it is a fact, brotherhood arises.
To each creative step or even fall, there is an equivalent and LOUD cheer. The energy swirls on increasing stages of liveness. And there is no sweeter circle made in any other environment, not in classes, not in competitions, not in rehearsals. Just beautiful social dance, where it all once started.
If you haven't had the guts to get into a jam, because you believe you gotta be a great dancer to participate, cos that's what usually happens, or if you ever thought someone cannot go inside because of the same reason, think twice.
Jams are about fun, about mutual encouragement, about improvisation, playfulness and most of all to set free our creativity and spirit.
So next time you see one or it's your birthday do it. Allow yourself to be the center for a bit. Cos you are not the center and are at the same time. This is a center that spirals into each one looking and inspires.
Go for it, be happy, life is now.
Share if you Agree.
Much Love, Victoria from TheLindyShop.
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Swing Nation : The Lindy Hop Talk Show ! September 13 2014
Did you know that Lindy Hop has its own live talk show? No idea, Right?
It does! Starred and presented by @Spuds @ZuckerPunch and @Rikomatic and produced and broadcasted by famous website Yehoodi. “SwingNation” goes online once a week to bring up the latest news and best information about the Lindy Hop world though awesome live interviews and videos. Best part is, it is actually an interactive show, where viewers can participate though a chat room.
Swing Nation has allready 56 episodes that can be download or watched online totally for free at :
Stay tuned !
Dancing in New Orleans June 13 2014
As a Lindy hopper visiting New Orleans someday in your life it’s a must. Why? Plain and simple. Live music is everywhere! Big bands, Brass bands,Blues, Swing, Jazz, Soul, hip hop, you name it. Plus, people from New Orleans are super friendly and in a great mood. Cheap eats, bike friendly and of course the lovely Lindy hop scene.
New Orleans is a city chosen by many tourist’s to party on bachelor/ ette away trips, the famous Bourbon street has become a sins alley (?) Strippers, lousy music covers,tits and beer. Local dancers and musicians choose told us that best days for dancing are Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays.
If you wanna see THE REAL THING head over to Frenchmen St. this is where music just pop out from every single bar, at least three bands playing everyday in each bar, and there is one bar next to the other so walk up and down the street and spot out the dancers inside.
Lindy scene swings from Mimis (Wednesdays),to DBA bar, The Spotted Cat Music Club (Fridays) and Always Lounge on Sundays.
This amazing city is where great artists, dancers,dancing teachers and bands choose to live such as Andy Reid, Petter Loggins and Bobby Bonsey, Tubba Skinny The Smoking Orchestra and The Palmetto Bug Stompers So don't miss out and put those dancing shoes in your carry-on!
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