Michael Quisao (Lindy Dandy)
Chesapeake, VA, United States
Dallas, TX, United States
I remember the first time I saw my peers dance. My middle school held a graduation dance for us in the school's cafeteria. It wasn't swing, but it looked like so much fun; I was too self-conscious to join in. I knew something had to change.
I started going to raves in high school. Everybody else was on drugs, so they didn't care what I looked like. That helped me get over my fear of dancing.
I started swing dancing in college. I had a huge crush on Emily (who I knew through choir). She was part of the swing club, so I joined too.
I moved to Pensacola, FL for flight school and took my first Lindy Hop workshop before I had even unpacked. I've been hooked ever since.
Lindy Dandy is my blog and I also post on LindyShopper.com
When/where did you first start doing Lindy Hop?
August 2006 / Pensacola, FL
Why did you first start doing Lindy Hop?
So there was this girl...
What is the size of your local Lindy community?
How often do you go out dancing or take lessons?
Dance: 2-3/week // Exchanges and Workshops: monthly
What is your favorite thing about Lindy Hop (both as an activity and as a community)?
I love meeting new people. I get feelings of pure joy and glee at workshops and fun dances. I feel connected to a movement much larger than myself, to people all over the world. I love so many things about it.
What do you do for a living?
Public Affairs Officer in the US Navy
Year you were born?
What bit of non-swing info about you would the Lindy community find interesting?
I'm an avid baker/cook; I have a whisk on my keychain (gift from roommates)
How has Lindy Hop changed your life?
I never felt like I belonged or felt normal until I started to dance. I'm more confident and more importantly, happier than I've thought possible.
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