Category Archives: lindy hop

Into the Desert, Classic.

My Trophy, Claus, runs away triumphant from the Desert Classic TRex. The week prior to Desert Classic, was not a good week for TheSpinningDancer. The cayos theory was in full effect. The butterfly was having a conniption fit in the … Continue reading

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What’s Your Dance Personality?

Are you a Special Snowflake Diva? An Insular Bell Jar? The Geek Felicia Day? Or The Humble Rachel Brice Gandhi? (Theorised by a (mostly) Geek Felicia Day.) I present these four personality types with the theory that not one person … Continue reading

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Hope And Dental Floss

Dealing with injury and the pain that inevitably comes along with it? Try… “I have seen what a laugh can do. It can transform almost unbearable tears into something bearable, even hopeful.” -Bob Hope The formula is simple enough, through … Continue reading

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Seven Deadly Sins Of Dance: Why I’m Guilty of Every One of Them

I have never been a religious person and I am truly sorry if my views offend anyone. My only intent is to write a charming blog about the sinning (some fun, some not so fun) of dance. I started with … Continue reading

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Negotiating Burn Out; Dance Edition

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Physical, mental and emotional exhaustion got you down? Are shame and doubt your new best friends? Have you developed so much cynicism and callousness that one could interpret it as, an attitude? Does failure, helplessness and … Continue reading

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The Spinning Dancer and Her Dizzy Brain

In every dance the commonality, no matter what the style or steps, are the spins. Spinning is a life long relationship. You will always, no matter what level of dancer you are, want (have to) to improve your spins; everyone … Continue reading

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How To Survive A Group Class: Ballet Edition

Rule Number One, the golden rule, when attending any dance group class: Be Humble. I don’t care if you attended the Joffrey, I don’t care if you are passing through with the Bolshoi and decided to pop in. Be humble or … Continue reading

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