The modern Lindy Hop community used to spend a lot of time at West Coast Swing crossover events. The American Swing Dance Championships , The Virginia State Open, North Atlantic Dance Championships, Swingin’ New England, Swing Fling, Summer Hummer, Boogie By The Bay, and of course, The US Open. ASDC ended in 1998. NADC in 2004. Lindy participation in other events has been steadily on the decline to the point where some those events are eliminating Lindy from their schedule altogether; Swingtime In The Rockies being the most recent example. The lone exception has been The Boston Tea Party whose crossover aspect really took off after NADC folded. I used to love going to crossover events when I first started, but this weekend was my first Tea Party.
My interview with DCLX is up. Check it out here. I'm not so sure about this whole "Wise Learned Person" deal, but I think I can be pretty amusing when the mood strikes me. The event itself is in less than two weeks. Go ahead and register. I'll DJ and you'll have fun. Trust me.
I had a great time up at Boston Tea Party. I'm working on my Boston Tea Party post, which I'll put up within the next day or so. In the meantime, you can check out their website for results from all of the competitions. Congratulations to everyone!