New York Lindy Tech 2017

I’m so excited!! This weekend Kevin and I will be hosting our first New York Lindy Tech!

Are you no longer taking classes in your local scene?

Do you feel like you’ve outgrown them?

Are you a good dancer, want to get better, but don’t quite know how?

Are you interested having your Lindy Hop mind blown?

Then save the dates to work with KEVIN & JO:

January 27-29, 2017 in New York, NY

Cultural Exchange with the French

In hopes to explain how the Americans think about the French to my French friends, I showed them this clips:

When I pretend to speak French with my American friends, these are the things I often reference:

La souris est sous la table.
Le chat est sur la chaise.
Le singe est sur ​​la branche.

In exchange, this is what the French showed me:

gad et bryan

Rosa | Myspace Video

I LOVE hearing how cultures imitate one another.

Ooooh, and last one…for the French:

Start at 0:55. If you don’t, you might not get to that one, quintessential word that you’ll need in order to maneuver around France.

School kills creativity. Be a dancer instead.

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Why you should listen to him:
Why don’t we get the best out of people? Sir Ken Robinson argues that it’s because we’ve been educated to become good workers, rather than creative thinkers. Students with restless minds and bodies — far from being cultivated for their energy and curiosity — are ignored or even stigmatized, with terrible consequences. “We are educating people out of their creativity,” Robinson says. It’s a message with deep resonance. Robinson’s TEDTalk has been distributed widely around the Web since its release in June 2006. The most popular words framing blog posts on his talk? “Everyone should watch this.”

A visionary cultural leader, Sir Ken led the British government’s 1998 advisory committee on creative and cultural education, a massive inquiry into the significance of creativity in the educational system and the economy, and was knighted in 2003 for his achievements.