I’m still undecided whether or not I want to register for the entire Santa Swing event, only the NYE dance, or avoid it altogether. I’m not as excited by dancing, it seems, lately.
Do any of you tumblr hoppers have swinging’ NYE plans?
AND MY BEAUTIFUL SWING PARENTS DANCING
LOOK AT THEM
LOOK AT HOW CUTE THEY ARE
THAT IS MY SWING MAMA AND DADDY
Matt Arellano & Casie Cowles Camp Hollywood Showcase 2013
Their routine was so charming. I loved it.
Headed to Vegas this weekend for a wedding! Gonna try to squeeze in some dancing in the 36 hours I’m actually there. Might have time to check out the Aruba tomorrow night, but does anyone know what the Vegas scene is like on Saturdays (or is it like other scenes and completely dead)? I’ll likely be solo, so. There’s that.
Any tumblr hoppers going to Santa Swing in Santa Barbara this year?
ILHC 2012 Strictly Balboa FInals | Nick Williams & Kate Hedin (1st Place)
This is still one of my favorite bal videos. Nick Williams’ musicality always impresses me.
PETUNIA AND THE VIPERS IS PLAYING AT JOE’S ON DEC 7TH AND I AM SO EXCITED.
So there’s this bowling alley in midtown Ventura that’s been around since the 50s. The area has kinda gone to the wayside and the building’s been a bit neglected until recently. This company from Santa Barbara is completely renovating the place to its former glory in hopes of making it an entertainment mecca. I’m talking’ lanes, cocktails, dining area, kitchen open late, and live music.
Place is set to open sometime early next year. From the mock ups on their website and with them taking advantage of the building’s late 40s to early 50s architecture, it sounds like it’s gonna be a pretty damn classy joint.
Show of hands: Who thinks this would be a bitchin’ place to host a swing dance/party?
Time for a history lesson.
FRANKIE 100 REGISTRATION INFO
THIS IS IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOUR LIFE. LOOK FOR WHAT WAVE YOU ARE IN, WORLDWIDE LINDY HOPPERS!!!
Celebrate the life and legacy of Lindy Hop legend Frankie Manning on his 100th birthday
From May 22nd – May 26th, 2014, New York City, the birthplace of Lindy Hop and the Savoy Ballroom, will play host to a spectacular birthday celebration for Lindy Hop Legend Frankie Manning, one of America’s most charming and inspirational cultural ambassadors.
To celebrate and remember Frankie Manning, the Ambassador of Swing, by naming 26 May as World Lindy Hop Day, an annual festival that brings together communities from around the world to celebrate the roots and origins of Lindy Hop and Big Band Swing.
*QUICK SELL OUT WARNING: Tickets are expected to sell out extremely quickly within each of these geographical groupos, however if any tickets remain from any of the 3 waves, those tickets will be held back to be sold on a 4th day of registration which would open at a later date. That date would be clearly announced by newsletter bulletin, should the case arise.
**DANCE FLOOR DISCLAIMER: Please be prepared for crowded dance floors. This is a once in a lifetime event and as Frankie followers, we value inclusiveness. We would like as many people to be able to enjoy this event as possible so be prepared to get cozy, practice good floor craft, and feel the love!
Ugh I hope I have the money to register :x
-Matt Arellano and Casie Cowles, Fly Me to the Moon
I really enjoyed the fun and laid back feel that I got from watching this routine. It’s not always about moving quick and the big moves.
I thought this showcase was so charming.
You know what I love? The fricking Fly Rights. You know why? Aubri fRICKING Siebert and her amazeballs choreography, and the fact that oh yeah all the Fly Rights can actually swing out fast, and most of them regularly compete and usually win shit, because they can dance well. All of them. ugh aubri stop you’re great
This performance was AMAZING to see in person.
ILHC 2013 - Pro Am - Eran Tobi & Sharon Davis
I absolutely love the choreography. It’s really cute and very playful. Was smiling the whole time.
I could tell that Sharon is having so much fun and very encouraging to Eran throughout the whole performance. :)
Sharon is so freakin’ incredible.