JOURNAL

Burping to the rhythm

I went to a social dance party after a few drinks with my old school friends. As a consequence of well brewed craft beers that I had more than a few, I was burping all the time - which is quite inconvenient when social dancing. So I tried to cover it up [...]

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Social networks

I am not sure about these social networks. They’re twisting my reality. I’m following all these Lindy Hoppers (whom I’ve never actually met) on Instagram and Facebook; I know who's teaching where which weekend, I know who's teaching with whom, who's practicing with whom [...]

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Video chat

Do you know which software Lindy Hoppers use for a video chat? [...]

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Jitterbug, noun

The swing terminology drives me crazy. Some say that Jitterbug means this, some that it means that, others that the word is derived from this, others from that […]

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It’s not really that cold outside

I've just realised that "Baby, it's cold outside" is a rephrased song about leaving the swing party with a bad leader-follower ratio [...]

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Han Solo

Do you know what Han Solo calls the Chew Chew Tabacco choreography? [...]

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AABA

The teachers always talk about AABA or AAAB but no one’s saying anything about [...]

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Ksenia and her choreos to uncatchy tunes

I can’t stand this Ksenia Parktatskaya anymore. She always picks a strange melody [...]

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After-party

I was the last to stay at a party. The last man dancing. What a win, I thought to myself. Plus, the girl with whom I danced for the last three songs whispered in my ear: [...]

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My Lindy Shock 2017 log

I'll be at Lindy Shock this year! Well, at least my book will. I'm sending my boring editor there to sell it. I told him to dress nicely, but the doubts are real. He'll probably wear a boring vest and get a disastrous haircut. He'll sell nothing again! Why do I even put up with him!? [...]

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