"The Lindy Hop evolved in Harlem, New York City in the and was a fusion of many dances that preceded it or were popular during its development but is mainly based on jazz, tap, breakaway and Charleston". Get me to a class right now!
Anal Dancers on the retro Lindy/Swing/Jive scenes: Tediously dull dancers who look down on people having fun while they bore the dance floor senseless. They all think we want to be like them - sorry no - get a f**kin' life.
Sometimes we get caught up in the lights and glam with dance and forget why we truly love dance, and what dance does for each one of us individually. Dance because of the way it makes you feel and stop worrying about the little things.
"Faces in the Rubble In the Bronx, Capturing Beauty in the Bad Old In the middle of a Mott Haven street, a lone couple hugs tightly and twirls to the music of an unseen orchestra. Bronx, New York. Photo by By David Gonzalez
Jazz-Age Dance Party, Governors Island, NY (The Sartorialist). This is what I call dancing. when you feel the music and move to the beat. Sorry, all you choregraphed and ballet dancers --- not 'real' dancing!
This is an image of a literal wall of records. This photo reminds me of my need for Mastery and Autonomy. As a DJ I used to own a massive record collection and used to enjoy collecting records as a means of studying and enjoying the history of music.