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A busy weekend So this weekends adventure was to the fabulous city of Leeds, more specifically Leeds University Union for Swing Revolution 2018. There has been a bit of a theme with my swing dance weekends this year so far – doing something different. The something different for this event was that we had signed up for the Beginner Collegiate Shag stream. It meant that I could actually spend some time dancing with my husband, as well as with Karl. We were joined in our class by fellow Birmingham based dancers, Sophie Flynn and Martin Safar. Day one On Saturday, our teachers were Adam HarriesRead More →

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Last weekend saw us attend the 2018 DB Lindy Hop Weekender¬† in Worcester hosted by the fabulous Colin and Izzy. Friday night kicked off with a social dance with live music from Gordon Webster and his band. If you haven’t come across Gordon Webster before, then you should especially if you get the opportunity to see him live. Some of the band had had some travel delays so weren’t there but you would not have known there were some different musicians playing.¬† More about Gordon later…. I opted to do the Improver level as a lead for this weekend. Yikes! There was no need toRead More →

Thank you to all those who attended class last night, and welcome to the new people and our flying visit ‘one night only’ appearance from a Plymouthian! Last nights class was Week 6 of this block – after 4 weeks of building technique and content, recapping in Week 5 , everyone deserves a little break = fun week! Bring on solo dancing! I had had several conversations over the weekend about music and dancing, and had opted to use a modern track ‘That Man’ by Caro Emerald. A fabulous upbeat song with plenty of rhythms to play with. Everyone worked so hard and we gotRead More →

Shine 2018 – to count or not to count??? This post is a little different, where Sam and I write about our challenges, struggles and enjoyment of Shine 2018, a solo jazz weekend. Sam This was my second experience of Shine – a fabulous solo jazz weekend run by Bic and Simone Graham with some amazing teachers; Jenny Thomas Trisha Sewell, Ben Cook Michael Jagger. My challenge was the advanced solo jazz stream. My first challenge was undertaking 2 hours of classes on a Friday evening! (My aim was to push myself and be pushed and challenged). The classes were a mixture of workshops andRead More →