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    April 2, 2017

    As someone who's into the vintage lifestyle, with one foot in the swing dance scene and one in the rockabilly scene, two distinct scenes, when well-meaning, non-vintage folks find out what I do, they often suggest bands or guest dee-jays (usually their friends) for mus...

    March 16, 2016

    Having dee-jayed, taught, and hosted swing dance parties for many years, as well as observed swing dance parties put on by (well-meaning) folks new to swing dancing, parties that are meant to cater to "us", I've come away with two major conclusions about how non-swing...

    February 2, 2016

    Friday evening, April 22, 2011, at The Orleans Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada is a date that this writer will personally remember.  Joe Bennett and The Sparkletones took the stage that night.  My then-dance partner and I were looking forward to our second “Viva Las Vegas R...

    September 21, 2015

    Ever heard of a dance called "The Slop?"  (Can you even imagine asking someone, “Want to slop together?”)  Does "The Walk" sound like something that you wouldn’t mind doing off on the side of the dance floor, by yourself, if you’ve just been turned down by the girl you...

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    1950's Dance Styles That Didn't Make It Into The Rockabilly Scene, Yet

    September 21, 2015

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