I meant to write about Lindyfest a few weeks ago and now I don’t remember what I wanted to say about it. I do remember having an amazing time, and having a few dance-revelations and awakenings. Sorry I’m not able to get more specific, because it’s really just boiling down to a new “feeling” I’m trying to achieve for myself, and hopefully my dance partners, and that’s damn vague. I’ve been wanting to make this sort of a change for a while but never knew the best way to approach it, and classes at Lindyfest gave me the tools to finally put these thoughts into practice. I’d like to thank Peter and Ramona, and Skye and Frida’s classes most of all for these insights. And I’d definitely like to thank Mike and Laura for helping me decipher all this post event.
Basically, I’m trying to work on being a more honest follow. Eliminating most of the variations and stylizations I tend to do “on purpose” and just seeing what comes out of the connection with another person. I don’t know if it’s really working at all, but lately I’m feeling lighter, and more solid, quiet, and explosive when I dance. It’s not where I want it yet, but I feel like I’m on the way.