Southwest Lindyfest, videos

Here’s a video of mine and Kevin’s teacher performance.

It’s under 2 minutes, but that was the best I was able to muster after Bronchitis. The steroids and inhaler I was using really, really helped. Thanks doc!!!

Some other great moments captured on video:

Friday night Jam:

Saturday night Jam:

The hotties from The Silver Shadows

Skye and Frida just killing it!

The Silver Shadows doing their Frankie Tribute piece:

Dressing the Part at Southwest Lindyfest 2010

I just took my first trip to Texas and had an absolute blast at Southwest Lindyfest 2010. The instructor lineup was amazing, the energy was great, and as an instructor, the event was really, really well run. What a pleasure it is to work with professional organizers!

Before I came to the event, I wasn’t sure how much dancing I would be able to do. I had recently finished taking antibiotics for bronchitis and brought steroid and an inhaler with me to the event (to keep my lungs open). Needless to say, I hadn’t danced for the past week and wasn’t even sure I could dance, but I still wanted to show well. I figured I would need to find a different way, other than dancing, to set myself apart from the other teacher so I did the only thing I could think of and raided my wardrobe! I probably spent 4 hours trying on clothes before I left. I figured if I wasn’t going to dance well, I should at least look good!

Recently I posted a Bonnie & Clyde editorial on Swing Fashionista and realized that I could replicate this look with little effort. Two pencil skirts, a bunch of V-neck shirts, a beret, and three scarves later, I had an entire weekend’s worth of cute outfits. Here are the two main pictures I took inspiration from:


Friday night Jam dancing with Peter Strom to Jonathan Stout and his rockin’ band!

Saturday night jam dancing with Kevin, getting ready to do an aerial.

Photos from Facebook – by David Holmes

Stay tuned for more to come!!