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Taking Care of Your Body for Lindy Hoppers

By Lainey Silver

Mar 24, 2015 Gallery 25 Comments

Lindy hop is a very athletic dance. We dance our best and have long nights of social dancing when our bodies are at their peak performance levels. Unfortunately, we don’t [...]

Posture improvement for Lindy Hop

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Mar 12, 2015 Gallery 1 Comment

In this blog, I’d like to explore the relationship between posture and dance and how we can train the body to be used in more efficient and aesthetically pleasing ways. As [...]

Tips for breaking down old clips

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Feb 18, 2015 Gallery 0 Comments

Have you ever found an old video clip that you wanted to recreate, or just learn something from? Have you ever wondered where teachers get their ingenuity to present new [...]

Cards Against Lindy Hop (NSFW)

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Dec 4, 2014 Gallery 2 Comments

For all of you fans of Cards Against Humanity, Lainey and I have come up with a Lindy Hop/Blues themed expansion pack.  Add your own ideas in our comments section! [...]

An Overview of Jazz Era Fashion

By Lainey Silver

Dec 3, 2014 Gallery 0 Comments

This blog post is dedicated to dancers looking for some vintage inspiration in their closets. Specifically, I will be doing a brief overview of women’s fashion in the jazz era [...]

The ingredients of a great event

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Nov 25, 2014 Gallery 1 Comment

Over the past 18+ years, I’ve made an effort to attend a number of events, all over the world. I wanted to share some stories of what works, what didn’t [...]

Styling, a Personal Exploration

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Sep 15, 2014 Gallery 0 Comments

Style. Expression. Lines. Some of Lindy Hop’s signature qualities. All beautiful concepts, but in the world of partner dancing they have to live alongside connection, lead-follow, and technique. To serve [...]

10 Tips for Team Leaders

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Aug 14, 2014 Gallery 0 Comments

In this installment of my team series, I’d like to talk about 10 small things I’ve used in the past that can make your team shine. 1) Four Corners When [...]

Snap moments, inspiration and perspective

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Jul 28, 2014 Gallery 4 Comments

This is a blog about the process of getting better. Most specifically, I’d like to talk about what I call “snap moments”…those times when a word, or a thought or [...]