Category Archives: Dancing

Video Review: Laurel Has No Subtlety

Friends, I recently competed in my first ever solo jazz contest. Heartland Swing Festival, also known as the Collegiate Jitterbug Championships, caters specifically to amateur competitors. This was my first year to attend this event after hearing about it for four years, and I came in swinging hard. My arms. And legs. Read More

I Did the Charleston and Was Applauded Like a Ballerina

It must have been October last year when my father, a professional pianist and ragtime expert, asked me it I’d be interested in dancing during a concert. The Tulsa Children’s Museum wanted him to be a part of their Family Concert Series: Ragtime Family Concert with Donald Ryan on January Read More

Photo by Doug Sutton

SwingIN 2014: A Review

Since I started dancing in January 2013 I have attended all or part of 9 swing dance events. For my 10th event (and the first one to which I had a free pass, hey-yo!) I figured it was time to start evaluating each event. SwingIN 2014, hosted by Naptown Stomp, Read More