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Tap – trial month of Tap at the Hive this March!

Tap – trial month of Tap at the Hive this March!

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From the jaw-dropping flash of The Nicholas Brothers to the sophisticated beauty of Rogers & Astaire, from the cool swagger of Gene Kelly to the down n'gritty style of Gregory Hines, tap dancing has dominated stage, screen and street corners for generations. Unleash your inner rhythm-ramble and ...
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Rogers High School Sports Zone visits us for some Swing Dancing!

Rogers High School Sports Zone visits us for some Swing Dancing!

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Drea and Chris hosted Rogers High School Sports Zone for a little dancing this fall. ...
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Why I’ve decided to judge & support the Anti-Comp

Why I’ve decided to judge & support the Anti-Comp

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If you know me, you'll know that I don't like competition. More specifically, I don't like what competition can do to Lindy Hop.To me, Lindy Hop is art, not sport. It's a form of personal creative and artistic expression; a source of joy, release and pleasure for the participants.Of course, Lindy Ho ...
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Mandi’s ILHC 2013 Highlight Videos

Mandi’s ILHC 2013 Highlight Videos

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Mandi, Phil, Jasper and some other Toronto dancers attended the International Lindy Hop Championships last weekend. Lindy Hop is certainly more of an art than it is a sport, but sometimes these competitions produce an opportunity to showcase something truly fabulous.Check out these ...
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How to deal with different kinds Lindy Hop of teachers and technique

How to deal with different kinds Lindy Hop of teachers and technique

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Another great and frequently asked question came in today:"As a dance student, how should I deal with different instructors teaching conflicting swing dance styles/techniques?"This is a great question and something that everyone is faced with eventually after they move on from lear ...
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How to teach Beginner Lindy Hop

How to teach Beginner Lindy Hop

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I regularly have people contact me to ask advice about teaching their first Beginner Swing Dance class. I've been teaching for a long time, since 1999, and I can't even guess how many Beginner lessons I've taught throughout the years. These days I teach at least 3 Beginner lessons a week, and I trul ...
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Song of the Week! May Featured Artist, George Gee – Splanky

Song of the Week! May Featured Artist, George Gee – Splanky

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Frankie Month Featured Artist: George Gee Continuing with George Gee, Frankie's favourite contemporary band, I've got another great pick for you.This one is in honour of the awesome dance I had with Jasper last night (though to a slightly faster version). This week's song from Geor ...
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May Featured Artist & Song of the Week: George Gee – Topsy

May Featured Artist & Song of the Week: George Gee – Topsy

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  Frankie Month Featured Artist: George Gee The George Gee Orchestra (including his Make-Believe Ballroom Orchestra) was Frankie's favourite contemporary band so we'll be featuring his music all month with another song highlighted each week.Today I'm enjoying his rendition of ...
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Swing Goes to the Movies photos!

Swing Goes to the Movies photos!

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Here is a collection of photos from the Swing Goes to the Movies show. Videos coming soon! ...
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Song of the Week! April 26th – Tuxedo Junction 1940 from Let’s Do The Hop

Song of the Week! April 26th – Tuxedo Junction 1940 from Let’s Do The Hop

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SONG: Tuxedo Junction (Erskine Hawkins) 1940  The specific version of the song this week is the one being used for the Global Frankie 99 Choreo and it's part of a CD that helps to raise money for the Frankie Manning Foundation.Click HERE to buy the song.
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