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The Buzz: Kick-start Your Improvement

The Buzz: Kick-start Your Improvement

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When any dancer decides they would like to pursue Lindy Hop more seriously they inevitably want to "get good" really quickly, and through this desire many people fall prey to comparing themselves to other dancers. The fact of the matter is that some people learn faster than others; I would like to ...
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The Buzz: Getting Started as a Swing DJ

The Buzz: Getting Started as a Swing DJ

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When I started DJing for swing dancers I was pretty nervous. Like most beginner DJs I worried that I'd play a song and the dancefloor would clear. At a swing dance, all attention is on the music and if it isn’t right, it’s your fault as a DJ. It feels like a strangely vulnerable position to put ...
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The Buzz: Putting Toronto on the Map

The Buzz: Putting Toronto on the Map

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Since late 2013, I have had the pleasure to work with a group of fabulous dancers in the troupe That Swing! Many of us felt that working towards a big goal would help push our dancing and to help us to develop as a team. No one from our city had ever taken a team to the International Lindy Hop Cham ...
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The Buzz: In Depth – The BKD Curriculum

The Buzz: In Depth – The BKD Curriculum

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In the months leading up to September the new partnership at the helm of Bees Knees Dance has been all abuzz. From finding our new home(s), to getting the word out, to deciding the new fee structure, we've done our best to really maintain what makes BKD an amazing school and introduction to the Swin ...
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The Buzz: Look Ma, I’m Doin’ It!

The Buzz: Look Ma, I’m Doin’ It!

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Last edition, Buzz Blogger Kris gave us some insight on coming to Swing Dance with a ballet background. No matter what your dance background is, there are likely to be unique challenges ahead. Here’s my perspective on starting swing dancing as an adult, having never danced a step in my life.
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The Buzz: From Swan Lake to Swing-Outs

The Buzz: From Swan Lake to Swing-Outs

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At a recent solo jazz workshop weekend, I had an interesting experience that has stuck with me and really forced me to think about my Lindy Hop learning style. At this workshop, I was taking part in an individual technique assessment that involved performing an improvised solo jazz set to three diff ...
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The Buzz: Out of Town Event$ – Tips for Traveling on a Shoestring Budget

The Buzz: Out of Town Event$ – Tips for Traveling on a Shoestring Budget

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Travelling for dance can be a great way to meet new people, accelerate your learning, and improve your dancing.It can also be expensive. Registration fees, transportation, accommodations, and food can add up fast. Here are some useful tips to help you get out of town without breaking the bank..If yo ...
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The Buzz: Toronto’s Quest for Gender Neutrality

The Buzz: Toronto’s Quest for Gender Neutrality

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Happy Pride! In celebration of inclusivity and openness within the swing dance community, here are some of my thoughts on gender roles within swing dancing.The swing dance community is very supportive of the idea that the dance roles of following and leading are not inherently tied ...
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Bees’ Knees Dance closing on Yonge St. & re-locating under new management

Bees’ Knees Dance closing on Yonge St. & re-locating under new management

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Bees' Knees Dance closing on Yonge St. & re-locating under new management April 25, 2014 at 9:57am Dear friends, students & Bees' Knees family,It's with great sadness that I make this important announcement.Bees' Knees Dance is closing at 750 Yonge St., and re-locating under new management. ...
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Toronto Star Article: April 15th, 2014

Toronto Star Article: April 15th, 2014

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VIEW 2 PHOTOS zoomHENRY CHAN JR. PHOTOStudents at Bees' Knees Dance show their stuff during a swing dance lesson.By: Dylan C. Robertson News reporter, Published on Tue Apr 15 2014Six strangers form a circle in a dance studio above a Yonge-Bloor shoe shop. They exchange some nervo ...
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