Tag Archives: Lindyhop

Amazon Order actually here!!

OMG!! This morning I started to get really anxious.. I had ordered Frankie’s book like a whole calendar month ago, and still it hadn’t turned up at work.  I started scouring the Amazon site for policies on not receiving packages and all.  Anyway, took a trip to the stores here at work, walked through the Goods Inwards log book and saw that something from Amazon did come in for me, like on the 11th of June – 2 weeks ago!!  It was my books!!! aargghghhhhh I could’ve been reading it all now!!!

Anyway, I’ll be busy reading tonight.  I had ordered Frankie Manning’s biography, as well as “Jazz Dance – The Story of American Vernacular Dance” – which may be quite useful for Su too (she’s writing a book on Musical Theatre).

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Talang 2007

Woot!  The energetic and kewl Harlem Hot Shots are competing in the Swedish version of [Insert Country] Got Talent.  In Sweden it’s called Talang.

I’ve donwloaded episodes 4 and 6 where they perform.  But the HHS segments are also on YouTube.  This is great stuff – they really went off!!  Pity I don’t understand the Swedish commentary.  I think we should try and find out the time of the finals and phone votes in!!  Judging by the dates of the episodes, the first final should have been aired on Wednesday 23 May.  I’ll have to try and find a torrent for it.

It’s also a really great way to show Lindyhop to the general public – maybe a team in Australia should try this too?

More info here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talang_2007

Class last night

Well, Su and I actually got to class last night!  Haven’t been for aaagggeeeesss…  went mostly cuz it was Shane’s first class under his new dance school SwingIt!.

It was all good with the tempo being a bit nicer and faster in the second class from 8-9.  Met new follows that I hadn’t before since we haven’t been round the lindy scene much lately.  But boy I can see how unfit I am!  I was pretty sore this morning!  Well done to Shane and Mel B and also great news that Trev and Sharon will be helping out teaching too!

We wondered again whether we’ll ever be able to teach one day, but I reckon our foundation/technique is still lacking.  Plus, we don’t have the time!