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Peter Winqvist Loggins: road map to success

He’s famous for his footwork, improvisation and individual approach. He has that Dean Collins style and can be seen not only on dance floors around the world but in fashion magazines, TV shows and music videos. He’s also known for his research on American jazz dance and the histories of American social dance. “History is like a road map to success—but only if you choose the right routes!” says Peter Winqvist Loggins and reveals where he would go if he could travel back in time. Peter Winqvist Loggins began swing dancing  in the early 1990s, in Los Angeles. He...

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Get the most out of Herräng: Markus Rosendals advice

How to get the most out of Herräng? – Enjoy your experience, let go of everyday life and dare to engage! The more you indulge and actively join in on activities the more you will get out of it. It’s nice and so much fun when people just go for it! If I only go out one evening, what must I not miss? – Make sure to be at Midnight Ramble on Carnival night! We will bring a bit of Latin-America to Herräng. What should I wear that night? – Imagine this being a carnival in Rio and dress...

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Markus Rosendal–with new crazy ideas

A great party is always close at hand when Markus Rosendal is around. During week 1 of Herräng, Markus is in charge of the Midnight Ramble at Folkets Hus. ”Join a conga line, dress up for New Orleans and get your grooves on in the wee hours,” says the former Boogie Woogie champion, also known as DJ Big Papa Mac. During the day, he´ll be teaching you everything he knows. At night, get ready for some eclectic tunes! Photos: Tamara Pinco Markus was a baby when the neo-swing era was picking up, giving the international swing dance scene new...

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Why Leading Is Not More Difficult Than Following

Great points and advice! Written by, and originally published at Joy in Motion  1. Followers have to master more vocabulary than leaders do. Because leaders are responsible for deciding which vocabulary to use and when, they have to think ahead and be decisive. But it is precisely this decision-making responsibility that gives them the freedom to only lead a select set of vocabulary that they feel comfortable with. Followers, on the other hand, have to be prepared to follow a wide variety of vocabulary, a sum of the vocabulary of all of the leaders they dance with, including vocabulary they may be...

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Frida & Skye weekends 2017

The sixth edition of Frida & Skye weekend in Stockholm is coming up the 7th and 8th of October 2017.   – We are very excited to be offering it once again. As before, we will have 6 hours of Jazz and 6 hours of Lindy with the possibility to do both if you are a glutton for punishment.  Classes will be held at Alvik Kulturhus and you can check out our website for more details or to register, says Skye Humphries If you can’t make it to Stockholm in October, or if one Skye and Frida Weekend isn’t enough for you, the couple will also...

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