These lessons are important to me. I would love to see more people attend.
I’ve been part of Fresno’s Lindy Hop scene for three years and our community has not grown in size. It’s hard seeing Chris and Kellie (my dance instructors) spend several years trying to grow a wonderful community. I want to see it grow.
Dancing is my “happy pill.” I forget to take it every day but when I do remember, my day brightens up. It’s been kind to me and I’m thankful I found swing dancing.
We all have that desire to be part of a community and a Lindy Hop community is a wonderful thing to be part of. These people want to dance. These people want to be silly and geek out about Doctor Who. These people want to express their passion for all things vintage and jazz music. It’s not the kind of dance where everyone’s intention is to hit on you. It’s easy to feel comfortable in a Lindy Hop community. I’ve traveled solo to Seattle to attend a dance event. I plan on traveling solo to Austin for another dance event. I never worry about feeling scared and alone in a big city. I know I’ll meet people similar to me.
So, Try it out! Be part of the community! I’ll see you Thursday, yes?
Here’s a video of Lindy Hop, in case you’re wondering what the heck the dance looks like.