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Feb. 15th, 2006

crankygirlie and I went to the first class of our swing dancing lessons last night. We used to swing dance all the time but stopped for various reasons a few years ago. So we're going again and have decided to take the intro class just to get warmed up. I had some trouble with the steps because it was being simplified for the intro and my muscle memory has me doing all sorts of other things. I think that it was good though because it broke things up a bit and gave me a clearer understanding of the basic step.

The teacher was great. It was his first time teaching the class, but he's spent a lot of time teaching people individually at dances and such. He has a really good technique for teaching the basic than how I learned it. I was really impressed that at the end of the class he had about 20 people dancing 8 count lindy hop pretty well. Next week should be fun.

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relsqui
Feb. 16th, 2006 11:48 am (UTC)
That's awesome. On my way back to the parking lot I used to pass by a swing class going on in the evenings at my community college--it looked like a ton of fun, and I was jealous. I'd jump at the chance to take one if I could convince testing4l to go with me.
matthew
Feb. 16th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
So go by yourself. You generally don't need to bring a partner to these classes, especially not the intro classes. :)
relsqui
Feb. 16th, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know, but going would be cutting into the time I have with him around work and school already. So I'd rather spend it with him.

Meanwhile, I dance in my living room as preparation for being silly in public. ; )
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