Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Swingin it with friends

There's been a lot more "in vintage" than "swingin' it" lately, hasen't it? Have you begun to wonder if I've stopped dancing? Let me lay your worries to rest, I'm still swingin' it! =) I have however been awfully bad at documenting these evenings, but let me at least give you a hint of the fun last weekend offered.

Last weekend Mattias and Lisette, two great international lindy hop teachers visited Umeå. They gave a two day class for my local society, Swingum, and we hosted two social dance nights (Friday and Saturday), with live bands both evenings. It was a wonderful weekend! It's always such a treat to take classes, and for such experienced teachers... The socials were great fun as well, lot's of talented dancers on the floor!

During class. We did dance stop, sooo much fun! Dance until the music suddenly stops and then freeze. Lot's of laughs during this exercise, I can tell you.

As great as the dancing was, one of the biggest highs for the weekend was Malin and Johannes coming to visit, all the way from Luleå. They brought the kids, and the whole family stayed at my place during the weekend. Turned out three adults and two kids actually sleeps very comfortable in my 2 rooms (that's 1 bedroom and 1 living room for the non-Swedes reading). It was just wonderful having them here! Above is a photo from Saturday night dinner...

...and Erik and Rita was also at the dinner, they also wanted to hang out with 2 year old Alva, and cuddle 5 month old Milo =)

On the dancefloor. Yup, the kids were there as well! They really are the easiest going children! Both evenings they slept in the stroller while their parents danced the nights away =) Here is Alva, she was up on the dancefloor for a while during Saturday night, before falling alseep. And the doll also wanted to dance =)

It's been a while since I was in the show group, my problems with my legs prevented me from practicing that much and that intense dance, plus I don't really have the time. But my friends in Swingum Lindy Hoppers have continued, and they've taken the group to a whole new level. I was awed during their perfomance, such great dancing! I mean, the style, the moves, the whole set-up! So watch, and enjoy! Erik, Elin, Jimmy, Mia, Henrik and Barbara, swingin' it! =)

Love, Erika


Anna | Mormor hade stil said...

Min femton månader gamla dotter blev helt bergtagen av lindyhop-videon! :-)

Evis said...

Åh så trevligt att titta på. När jag borde skriva artikel ;)

Erika said...

Anna; så härligt! Fånga dem medans de är unga ; ) Din dotter har uppenbarligen utmärkt smak!

Evis; lol! Är det inte alltid då man hittar så väldigt mycket roligt att se på youtube, eller läsa på roliga bloggar? ; )

Kitten said...

Åh, det ser så roligt ut att dansa lindy! Lyckligtvis har sambon lovat följa med på cha-cha engångskurs på torsdag så kanske jag får lite substitut iaf. :)

Erika said...

Det är verkligen en härlig dans! Sen håller jag på att utforska andra aspekter av swingdanserna, jazz som musiktyp har så otroligt många skiftningar som jag vill kunna uttrycka med olika typer av dans =)
Låter skoj med en cha-cha kurs, hoppas sambon får mersmak!