Thursday Recap: Week 1, March 2017

Beginning Lindy Hop

Everyone made fantastic progress on Day 1 of our March series learning the Lindy Hop!  After getting the shape of the Swing Out, we worked on the basic Lindy rhythm and some connection technique before we threw it all together.  We also learned the Frankie Jogs, another classic rhythm passed on to us via Frankie Manning: check out the clip Hellzapoppin' down below which is the tour de force clip from back-in-the-day that is often emulated, never equaled!

Intermediate Lindy Hop

Our theme for March is fun social moves!  We began with a basic turn from closed position (and back) that you can lead repetitively.  We then worked on a four-count transition into tandem Charleston and a series of 3 different figures in tandem that each build upon the other.  It culminated in the simplistic, yet difficult to master slow pivot, which might be the ultimate chill-out move.  You'll find it really tests your connection skills!  Great work tonight, and we'll see you next week with some more fun material.


We began March with A Night on the Nile: An Ancient Egypt themed swing dance.  It was a lot of fun, and we were impressed by all of the amazing costumes!  The Mercury Cafe itself was decked out in ancient hieroglyphs.  Next week we have Joe Smith and the Spicy Pickles!

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