I hope everyone is having a great holiday. I'm off to Lindy Focus in Asheville, NC tomorrow with a sizable DC contingent. You'll recognize us when we roll in with the giant DC flags tied in between the cars in our convoy ;) I recently realized that this will be the first event that I haven't worked or DJ'd in over 4 years, so I'm really looking forward to it. I'm tentatively planning on updating from the event since I'm just down there for the evening dances. Until I post something, hopefully these videos will tide you over. This first video from the Korean Lindy Revolution 2009 by way of YouTube user hiyama80, was reposted recently on the YouTubes, so I thought I'd post it here too.
I like Nina Gilkenson. I think that should be a shirt.
You may have heard that she’s a good dancer. That rumor, like all others, is absolutely true.
You may have even heard that she belly dances. There is actual video evidence of that. Here is a clip of Nina and Naomi’s (I like her too) belly dancing debut in the Cabaret division at ALHC 2002.
My original intention when I started my Lindy Hop paper a couple of years ago was to talk about some of my favorite routines and why I liked them. Circumstances led me in a slightly different direction which ended up becoming the “Artisry In Rhythm” paper that I’m now posting bit by bit. The routine that I’m going to talk about was done by Naomi Uyama and Matt Smiley both originally from the Washington, DC area. They performed a routine to Artie Shaw’s “Frenesi” at the 2001 American Lindy Hop championships.