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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Don´t miss out! Greenwood Swingout

26th of May, in Tulsa! Jamin Jackson is your host. Be there or be square! 4 reasons why you should not miss out: Greenwood Swingout is known in Tulsa for it´s inviting culture, diversity and kindness. ”I hate boasting those qualities becous it should be normal. However, amplify those attributes with a collective body of people from the region all coming to jam together for a weekend.” There are no cliques, kitty corners, teacher worship and fill in the blank with whatever people issues often plaguing events. International instructors, live bands, social dancing and city excursions. All this is so much better without the unnecessary people...

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TOP-3-LIST: World’s most equal swing cities

“Vintage attributes or gender are usually less important in those cities”, says DecaVitas, the only same sex professional swing dancers in the world, based in Sweden. According to the duo these are the world’s most equal swing places: San Francisco, the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. Check out this links if you want so swing out in San Francisco and the peninsula: 1 – san francisco lindy 2 – lindy list.com 3 – catscornersf.com 4 – swingornothing.com Seattle, the seaport city on the west coast of the United States. Check out this links if you want so swing out in Seattle: 1...

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