Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Skye and Frida - Jumping Through the Window

I've been watching this video a lot lately.  There's always a lot to love about Skye and Frida and there's a reason why they are the go-to couple when people talk about Lindy Hop.  There's a certain magical ease with which they perform all of their movements.

There are a few things specifically that stand out about this video to me.  On a very basic level  watch their swing outs over and over again and you'll notice that they've refined these into a precise art.  They're about as perfect as they could get.

My friend Andrea also pointed out something a little less obvious.  Look at their roles in this dance.  I think she's right when she mentions that Frida is the focus - she really sells every movement with attitude and excitement, while Skye is understated, solid, a foundation for her sparkle and flair.

What do you think?

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