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Smal glossary to Boogie Woogie!

Bianca Locatelli & Nils Andrén´s glossary to Boogie Woogie: Six counts = the basic step Groove = what you do when the music hits you Piano boogie = impossible not to dance Boogie to Social = Boogie Woogie is about improvisation and being social too Thrilling = when your dancing is really exciting House rent party = Edlund’s family caravan, a house party where you meet to socialize and dance Photo by Sara...

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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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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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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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