October 28, 2019

If music be the food of love, play on (the first line of the play Twelfth Night, by William Shakespeare; I think this guy knew a thing or two about people & human nature and could make it big one day 😊)

I want to share my love with you, my love for great music to dan...

October 22, 2019

You might think it strange that I, a regular guy with short hair, should come to be writing about snoods. A snood is traditionally a female hair accessory made of thread, it is bag-shaped to hold the hair, either for practical or fashionable purposes.

Recently, somebo...

July 21, 2019

The atmosphere is electric and a buzz of anticipation runs through the crowd as spectators squeeze around the edge of the dance floor. Meanwhile, the dancers are preparing themselves on the side like prize fighters ready to enter the ring, stretching their bodies or re...

June 30, 2019

In 1986, when I took a trip to New York to discover more about the Lindy Hop, Jiving Lindy Hoppers co-founder Terry Monaghan recommended that I connect with Margaret Batiuchok, who was one of the founding members of the recently formed New York Swing Dance Society. I a...

September 17, 2018

Ever get frustrated with the back end of a website? We regularly did, and for many business owners both small and large (you only have to read the news about the NHS or British Airways), it can be a nightmare. Our Lindy Hop Shop store would at regular intervals decide...

August 23, 2018

I often get asked about what to wear on the feet for dancing. My usual recommendation is to wear a smooth-soled shoe you can spin and turn in, and one that stays on the foot without you having to scrunch up the toes to hold on to them, or so loose they fly off the feet...

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