First of all I want to send a heart felt and warm thank you to John Festa for bringing his energy and passion for WCS to us this past weekend. Saturday's turnout was much bigger than usual, the music kept us dancing till 2am, and the lessons ended with rave reviews from everyone that took the classes. So many people asked me to offer a review of what John taught so this week will be exactly that. I will break the patterns down for everyone Sunday night.
If you are looking for something to do Friday and Saturday night you really should check out the Boston Tea Party. There are lots of pros to check out if you are looking to take in a workshop or two. Someone who is worth her weight in gold is Blake Hobby. She can make any man look good and her knowledge is unmatched when it comes to keeping your dance grounded and elegant. She is on the books for 3 or 4 workshops throughout the weekend. Also Hazel and Tybalt are offering a couple of workshops if what you dig is down and dirty lead and follow. Looking at a list of pros can be over whelming but if you can make it these are the ones I would hit.
As for the dancing most events have always been either Lindy Hop or West Coast Swing. This weekend offers a "Cross-Over Room" and is featuring the most sought after DJ duo in the history of this unique approach to swing, Peter Strom (Lindy) and John Festa (WCS). These two will "battle" it out song for song all night and leave you wishing they started earlier and finished later. "Crossing over" simply means that both Lindy Hop Dancers and WCS dancers can dance to the music at the same time. The room will feature a mix of soul, blues, oldies, funk, and swing. The music is on the faster side for WCS and the slower side for Lindy Hop. If you are new to the dance you don't have to worry because the music will takes dips into slower tunes for all the true WCS dancers as well as jump up to faster for the true Lindy Hoppers. The room is smaller, the floor is tighter, and the sidelines are filled with ego free dancers that are more about the music than who they are dancing with. You WILL HAVE THE BEST DANCES OF YOUR LIFE in this room without question…and you will want to dance to EVERY SONG!
Boston Tea Party Schedule
Sunday Night (Festa Review)
6-6:45pm 2-step w/Mr. J
6:45-7:30pm WCS (John Festa Review) w/Mr. J
7:30-? California Mixer w/Donna Shea
Longfellow's Club JoEllen
524 Minuteman Dr off of Boston Post RD
(Rt 20) Wayland, MA
Leadership is the manipulation of energy.
Following is the embodiment of energy.
Connection is the tie that binds the two together.
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