They say dancers have the happiest feet of all and while the feet themselves may not always be happy - let's face it, pointe work? Ummm, my feet were never a big fan but I was always happy - the people those feet belong to always have a smile on their face while they're cutting a rug!
This is why CJ and I were so inspired to learn Swing. When you see the way the great Lindy Hoppers do it, you just want to know their secrets. And although we are no way near as good as this - although CJ is a bit of all right on the dance floor and there are always girls lining up for a dance (won't tell you what I call him ;p) - it is so much fun to get out and have a dance at a social night.
Now that Gumboot Girl is a little bit older, I am really hoping we find the time to get a bit more serious about it because I'd love to look that good when I'm busting a move!
But the best thing about this style of dance is that I really believe anyone could give it a go. So all those men out there that want to take their ladies for a spin, you really need to get on this program! I promise it will be nothing but fun - once you get a few moves under your belt. ;p
NB: There were so many great videos of Dax and Sarah (they have a blog too and will be adding their videos very soon I hope!) to choose from that I found it really hard to pick just one especially as the tempo and style are different. Have found a few nice little moves I want to learn in the meantime though.