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Swing

Good: a new girl saying "You're a very good leader, I don't feel like I'm on my second lesson."
Bad: that doesn't happen all the time.
Mixed: doing lindy fairly well with an experienced girl, who manages to act very very distant. Makes me wonder about that body odor article.

What's really bad is when a dance with an experienced girl just falls apart, but that didn't happen tonight. Actually catching the rhythm in the music is still the riskiest part for me.

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fanw
Sep. 18th, 2007 03:09 am (UTC)
Congrats on the compliment! It really is great to dance with a good lead.

As for catching the rhythm, why not pick up a couple of CDs of real toe-tapping swing, like Louis Jordan. If you listen to it even when you're not dancing, you'll start to really get the feel of it.
mindstalk
Sep. 18th, 2007 03:18 am (UTC)
I've had lead compliments before, from followers and from leaders watching on the side. The "second lesson" was pretty cool, though.

Practicing by myself to a Count Basie CD is how I graduated from sucking to not sucking in a couple of days, after a couple of terms of frustration. I haven't systematically pursued it since, though.

What I really hate is when I think I have it, on the side, get someone to the floor, and then realize I've lost it.

More often than not I get it, but I still attend to it, and some longs they choose to play leave me going "Whaa?" Others, of course, scream out "East coast!" "Lindy hop!" Then you just have to find someone who knows Lindy. :)
mrs_feltner
Sep. 19th, 2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
dancing is fun! and dancing well is even moreso. is this IU swing club?
mindstalk
Sep. 19th, 2007 06:03 pm (UTC)
Yep!
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