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The Buzz: Music for the (young) Lindy (grass) Hopper

The Buzz: Music for the (young) Lindy (grass) Hopper

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One question we frequently get from level 1  students is "where can I get music good for practicing"? The easy answer is to look for swing era jazz. Jazz from the 1930s. Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Jimmie Lunceford, Chick Webb. Great artists from the swing era but the library of m ...
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Project Q – Niagara Edition

Project Q – Niagara Edition

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 This entry was posted on February 21, 2012, in Bees' Knees Dance and tagged family day,project q. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment (Edit)  My good friend Krister is both a swing dancer and a Quantum Physicist. He’s running a really exciting project –Project Q!Here’s his ...
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Chelsea talks about dancing at the Wild Ball

Chelsea talks about dancing at the Wild Ball

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Have you ever wondered what the teachers at Bees' Knees do in their spare time? Naturally, we dance! Sometimes just for fun, but sometimes we get all dolled up and triple-step over to a swanky gala for a very worthy cause….In September, four of the Bees' Knees gang taught, danced and partied at th ...
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My Lindy Hop Legacy – 11 Years of Bees’ Knees Dance!

My Lindy Hop Legacy – 11 Years of Bees’ Knees Dance!

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 Pop by and check out more of our Blog Posts here.It's hard to believe that it's been eleven years. Eleven years to the day since I taught my first Lindy Hop class; actually it was Big Apple lesson. When I started dancing, I certainly wasn't a natural and wouldn't have expected to become an instruc ...
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Men’s Swing Dance Clothing

Men’s Swing Dance Clothing

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Pop by and check out more of our Blog Posts here.Recently, I wrote a blog entry entitled How To Build Your Personal Swing Wardrobe but it was basically geared toward women's swing dance clothing and neglected the men. I thought that I should rectify this omission by asking one of the biggest enthusi ...
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Why you should love basic lindy hop moves

Why you should love basic lindy hop moves

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Pop by and check out more of our Blog Posts here.Toronto Dance Instructor, Jasper Palfree, discusses why you should love basic Lindy Hop moves.While I was in my early stages of learning Lindy Hop, I kept hearing this sentiment over and over:Advanced dancers take beginner lessons.Thi ...
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Winter 2011 – Advanced Opportunities

Winter 2011 – Advanced Opportunities

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Pop by and check out more of our Blog Posts here.This January, Bees' Knees Dance will be offering two opportunities for Advanced Lindy Hoppers!We've wanted to offer more of these kinds of opportunities for a while. One of the primary reasons that we haven't is that Advanced opportunities don't work ...
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Dear Social Lindy Hoppers – a message to Leaders and Followers

Dear Social Lindy Hoppers – a message to Leaders and Followers

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Pop by and check out more of our Blog Posts here.Have you ever been out social dancing and wondered what the partner you're dancing with is thinking? Toronto Swing Dance instructors, Phil Bourassa and Mandi Gould, are going to let you in on some of their thoughts. Each has addressed a note to the ma ...
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Guide for Swing Dance Shoes & Lindy Hop Shoes

Guide for Swing Dance Shoes & Lindy Hop Shoes

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Pop by and check out more of our Blog Posts here.Alright, it's time to lay down the law about swing dance shoes.What are the best swing dance shoes? What are the best Lindy Hop shoes? What kind of shoes should I buy? Where should I get them? Good questions!Here are my recommendations for swing dance ...
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Great Swing Dance Night in Toronto – Phil comments

Great Swing Dance Night in Toronto – Phil comments

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Hey all,   Wow!  What a night at Dovercourt last Saturday.  Up Jumped Swing was the band (one of my favourites) and we had a special treat to top it all off.  During the band’s last few songs, one of the world’s top tap dancers, Joseph Wiggan, showed up at the dance.  Just as Up Jumped Swin ...
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