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Are you a great follow? 3 ways to know

To Skye Humphries a great follow is someone who… …enjoy the music. “Lindy hop is an expression of the music and what we individually hear. Even if I am dancing with a beginner, I will enjoy the dance if they are listening to the music.” …are independent in the dance. ”I love to feel that the dance is a meeting of two individuals. …have a love of movement. “It’s great to dance with someone who gets a similar thrill from moving their body across the floor.”...

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3 keys to improve your swing outs

Skye Humphries advice for better swing outs Work on your triple steps. Don’t be lazy, work your feet until you feel light on the floor. Focus on your own movement. The focal point often becomes the hands or your partner but then you stop moving your own body. Learn and love a few variations and master...

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Meet 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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Review: Smokey Feet in Amsterdam

Good to knows before you visit Smokey Feet next year. Swedish Lindy hopper Johanna Lindblom went to the 7th edition of Smokey Feet in may 2017. Five days later she returned to Stockholm with new guidelines for swing, strong legs and a renewed love for the dance and music. This is her experience. cover photo: Light eX Machina 2017 DANCE IN TO A NEW LEVEL – Going to Amsterdam for Lindy Hop workshop/parties seemed like the perfect kind of vacation. I managed to involve a dancing friend so we signed up as a couple in “BASS” level for dancers “confident in leading/following...

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Jamin Jackson: ”Duke Ellington is my doppelgänger”

His style has been called “Flow and Flash” and Duke Ellington is his biggest inspiration. Six years ago, the Frankie Manning Foundation made him ambassador. Folks, meet Jamin Jackson! He has choreographed, performed and instructed for two decades and just recently took a new step in his career. As an artist, entrepreneur and incomparable dancer it’s not easy to label him though people have tried. “I care only enough to keep me growing,” he replies. Text: Annika Munter Editor: Odella Schattin At just eleven years of age, Jamin already knew what he wanted to do: he wanted to dance....

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