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Los Angeles, CA, United States

Honolulu, HI, United States
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My Story:
I seem to have periods where I go on hiatus and stop dancing for awhile, and then something prompts me to go back out dancing. Then I shake my fist at how good everybody is now, and how I would be good too if I hadn't stopped dancing in the first place! I first got into Lindy Hop when I was in high school. We started a swing club and taught lessons to fellow students. Then I had my first hiatus where I stopped going out social dancing. I focused more on doing community theatre shows and then I got cast in The 1940's Radio Hour as a Swing Kid and had my first brush with aerials. The other cast members brought me back out dancing and I continued dancing until I started dating a non-dancer. I then stopped going out dancing (hiatus #3) until some of my old dancer friends convinced me to sign up for a lindy-hop workshop. Since I was single again, I decided to go for it. That year, I went to Camp Hollywood for the first time and met some amazing friends who I still keep in touch with. Most recently, I went on a long hiatus and only started dancing again when I joined the One2Swing Jitterbugs last year. And I still shake my fist because everyone is awesome! Hiatuses from dancing are bad.


Additional Questions

When/where did you first start doing Lindy Hop?

Why did you first start doing Lindy Hop?
It sounded like a fun, wholesome thing to do and all the cool kids were doing it.

What is the size of your local Lindy community?
26 people

How often do you go out dancing or take lessons?
I go out dancing (aka rehearsal) three times a week now.

What is your favorite thing about Lindy Hop (both as an activity and as a community)?
I get to use up my FSA on the chiropractor more often than I would if I didn't go dancing.

What do you do for a living?
Real Estate - I sell homes :D


Year you were born?

What bit of non-swing info about you would the Lindy community find interesting?
I have my own hair clip company that I started because I'm allergic to real flowers and because I wanted pretty hair accessories.

How has Lindy Hop changed your life?
I've found lifelong friends and I've lost 7 pounds!

User Feedback

Thumbs Up: 2     Comments:

Hawnswing said on 2009-04-03 12:14:23
You need to come back to hawaii... I'm getting lazy I need you to inspire my dancing again.
kennly said on 2009-04-01 23:00:20
wow that kennly sure seems awesome. people should give her more trophies to eat.
Ben Yau said on 2009-04-01 17:28:10
Kennly the trophy eater :)

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