Swing Dance Class, Week 3
We still had pretty good turnout for week 3. I’ve made a new friend, Nathan, who also goes to events sponsored by CU International. We’ve decided that we make a pretty good team and hopefully we won’t have to switch partners too much next week.
We worked on the Charleston some more, at which I’m becoming quite good. I’ll practice whenever possible, even in line at the grocery store.
I’m really looking forward to dancing more advanced lindy hop. We’ve been working on a triple step. It’s a bit difficult to get that triple step in sometimes, but we found a trick: if the lead uses his hips and weight a bit more to force the follow to make a quick move, then a triple step results, and in a beat more akin to, oh, a pick-up note at the beginning of a measure (as opposed to being choppy and too deliberate).
I think one of the most difficult things I’ve found is that it’s tough to keep a good posture throughout an entire session. No wonder dancers have good posture — it’s something they need to learn to do without thinking about it.
I’m actually going to be doing a lot more reading, research, and practice to be able to better blog (and understand) swing dancing. You might be surprised just how many resources there are on the ‘net for swing dancing!
(to be continued…)