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Frida Segerdahl: A great lead is relaxed

Describe a great lead! – I would like to feel that my lead is dancing for his/hers own sake, rhythmic and relaxed, has fun and dares to take risks. I don’t appreciate when people push or rush the dance. Dare to take it easy! Do your thing and let me do mine. That makes it possible for us to share our movements and rhythms with each other, says Frida Segerdahl. Tip you often share during class? – I urge my students to find the rhythm and dancing within themselves. Following and leading are much more fun and fantastic if they are present...

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Frida is having a ball

Her hair is blonde, her English heavily influenced by Swedish and some say watching her dance is like a hot cup of tea on a cold winter day. As a child, Frida Segerdahl dreamed of becoming a background dancer for Swedish artists like Carola Häggkvist. Instead, she became a bright star herself – often referred to as one of the world’s best Lindy hoppers and social dancers. By: Annika Munter Editor: Odella SchattinCover photo:Søren Bjørn-Andersen / Hippiephobia.net@LHTA If you’re reading this, you’re probably into 1920s and 30s dancing – and the name Frida Segerdahl sounds very familiar. Google her name and...

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Eye to eye with Skye Humphries

The year of 2017 is going to be memorable to Skye Humphries. In August, he strives to win ILHC. In October, the sixth edition of Frida & Skye weekend is coming up and by November he is getting married. “It will be great!” says the coveted artist. But before thoes events he will spend five weeks at ”Paradise on earth”.  Watching Skye on the dance floor is bliss. He is energetic and his library of movements seems inexhaustible. The first and only time I had the guts to ask Skye Humphries for a dance was at Dansbanan, Folkets Hus in Herräng. Apparently a queue...

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Herrang hideaways–gems by Mimmi & Fredrik

Photo from Castle-Hop Do not make plans, just go with the flow. When something happens, go there! Take part! Go to the rocks by the beach to swim during breaks. It is the best place to hang out on hot days. Bring mosquito repellent to Dansbanan in the evenings. If you cannot clone yourself to be three people at once (one who dances, one who participates in social activities and one who is at home sleeping) make sure to be totally present right where you are! Dance a lot! Herräng is an opportunity to dance with people from all over...

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