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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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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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