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6 YEARS LATER – Remembering Frankie
Today it is 6 years ago since I got a phone call from a friend in the middle of the night- a phone call to say goodbye. 6 years ago since I missed a very important phone call. 6 years ago that someone, to me one of very, very important persons left.
There are so many things I wanted to have said that night. If I only had the chance.
During spring 2009 we were practicing intensively for the big show, your big birthday party in New York. We were studying “Keep Punching” in detail, Daniel were trying to get all details of your movements. Our biggest goal and our drive were at all time to make you feel proud. To do our best to show our appreciation by showing you our love – through our dancing, just like you gave so much love through yours. We also got the great honor to represent you in a part of the show from World’s fair. Daniel was going to be you. I was your partner.
Read this remembrance of Frankie here.
SWING! The Broadway Musical – Then & Now
…To my absolute delight, less than 2 minutes in to the show, a real Lindy Hop couple broke on to the stage swinging low and hard. I pretty much leapt out of my seat, I was so thrilled to see that first stretchy horizontal swingout roar out on the stage with that flying Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers look to it. The leader was matched perfectly by the badass swivels of the follower. Then, my heart missed a beat when I realized, to my dismay, that I actually recognized the leader…!
Read the full Swing! article here.
LINDY HOP DJ CORNER: Why DJs Should Play More Big Band Swing Music
HELLO, MICHAEL GAMBLE HERE
I want to talk to you, dancers and DJ’s, about my passion for big band music. Mostly, I want you to fall in love with it the way I have, and, if you’re a DJ, to take it upon yourself to make sure this stuff saturates the dance floor. I’m gonna make a lot of suggestions, over many posts, but this first one is just to get us rolling and introduce the topic…
Read the full DJ Corner post here.
HARLEM SWING DANCE SOCIETY – THE HARLEM SWOP! Harlem Swings Into Spring
A couple of months back The Harlem Swing Dance Society (THSDS) was invited to be a part of a retrospective showing the influences of dance throughout NYC. Maysles, a neighborhood documentary cinema, wanted to feature Harlem’s famed dance and the Savoy Ballroom to start of the 3 month series. The series is titled “The Spirit Moves”, and naturally Maysles called THSDS with plans to feature clips not only from the famous Jazz dance documentary but also feature those who were at the Savoy on a panel discussion…