Thoughts on swing dancing and Lindy Hop, one word at a time…

Swing Dance Avec Le Moderne Twist

A friend of mine from college was kind enough to send me the clip below that she recorded when she was attending a Caravan Palace concert in Quebec, Canada.

At the beginning couple on the right is Max Pitruzzella and Annie Trudeau, the couple on the right is Thomas Blacharz and Natasha Ouimet.

What I find inspiring about this clip is the fact that they combined Lindy Hop, Charleston, classic Jazz steps, and Balboa all into one routine that won over the crowd. They did an amazing job at bringing swing dance to a modern audience.

Edit: Thanks to MQAvatar on Yehoodi, the second couple was not just identified but also we now have a full clip of the performance.

Edit Deux (Two): Apparently I made a rookie mistake and didn’t search out the world wide web to see if this was covered already. Lindy Dandy already beat me to the chase on this one. Instead of deleting this post, I will leave it up because I figure Max, Annie, Thomas, and Natasha will not mind extra advertisement for them.

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One response

  1. Oh, just so you know. Lindy Dandy and MQAvatar are one in the same. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with multiple blog posts on the same topic. It happens all the time.

    In fact, I originally found out about that video through Patrick and Natasha’s blog:
    http://buildingthecommunity.patrickandnatasha.com/

    July 13, 2010 at 11:21 pm

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