A few weeks ago, I attended a jazz evening at a Perth school. It was a really fun night, showcasing many of the school’s own talented jazz ensembles. To help get the parents on the floor, Shane and Ruth from Swing It came to give a short introductory class of lindyhop. I was surprised and happy to see the dance floor totally crowded with enthusiastic parents, trying to do rock step triple steps 🙂
After the class, Shane and Ruth did a lindyhop performance for all. I took quite a few shots – but it’s surprisingly hard to get a good dynamic lindyhop shot where the dancers and their faces are visible, whilst capturing the energy and motion of the dance.
I took along my Nikon 85mm 1.8 and did not regret it at all – it takes such amazing shots in low light.
To end the night, the school’s soul band took to the stage. I snuck right up in between the stage and the dancers and tried to capture the raw energy of the crowd.