On an upbeat Sunday evening at the Zenda Grotto I recently posed a simple question to some friends.
A mix of replies peppered the half-serious, half-comedic conversation. "Get hotter girls to come out dancing," a female friend said. "You should gather up some of the newer guys and charge for lessons," a male friend replied.
After opening up this conversation to various groups over the course of the night two common threads seemed to appear pointing to two main needs:
1) More Information - Everyone, and I mean everyone, every guy, every girl, everybody at every level wanted to learn more. There is a hunger in our scene right now and it's for more information (not cowbell) about Lindy Hop. People feel like they are personally hitting a ceiling and want more knowledge but don't always know how or where to find it.
So this crazy idea popped in my head. It may not solve all of the problems, but I'm hoping it's a first step.
Every week I will post a video that I find informative, educational, or inspirational about Lindy Hop.
That's it. It's that simple.
I'm by no means a professional dancer and I've been doing this long enough to know that there are more things I don't know than I do know, but hopefully you will find something useful in the videos and information I post. Hopefully you'll feel comfortable enough to comment and share your own thoughts or pull me aside at a dance just for some conversation or to ask a question.
Hopefully this will help focus our scene in a direction and give everyone one more means of finding some information, some inspiration, and connecting with other people.
Please share this link with your friends and the new people you meet and please sign up for the weekly reminders. And please, please, please feel free to contact me at any time, seriously.
I hope you enjoy it,