I originally started this blog to share my experiences in traveling around the world swing dancing, in addition to having an outlet to write which I neglected for a long time.

This blog focuses mainly on my obsession hobby of swing dancing.  I had the unique opportunity because I was native of Southern California and attending college at The Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) to visit and dance both on the West Coast and East Coast of the United States my first few years as a swing dancer.

These days I am based out of Boston, Massachusetts where I still dance and travel more then I probably should. I also run a dance studio these days called Boston Lindy Hop with other badass local dancers.

I will also focus on my experiences as a consumer/participant, in addition to an producer/organizer of how event planning and organization related to swing dancing. Having experience organizing workshops and regular classes/dances for my local college swing dance club as well as visiting different events/venues across the United States, I touch on things I have learned and my views of what has worked and hasn’t.

I hope you enjoy your time here and thank you for stopping by.

– Andrew

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    1. Thanks for the compliment! Also we do know each other, I am the Penn State student that is usually wearing the straw hat at Strutters. I hope the move to new venue in Placentia goes well!

  1. Hi there, I just read your blog and it was awesome. I was there in Oberlin, OH in 2008 and taught a DJ workshop for the swing club.

    Anyways, I have a monthly newsletter that goes out in our scene. http://www.hepcathoppers.ca/contact.aspx, I would like to feature the first few paragraphs and link it back to your blog post here.

    Check out the other blogs we’ve featured over the last year and a bit.

    So, I would like to ask for permission to republish in part your blog for our October 2011 newsletter.

    Thanks for your consideration and for writing something that we all can relate to!

    David Trinh
    Waterloo, Ontario

  2. Wow, just found your blog. Kinda freaked me out, im off camera in 4 different pics on your blog, from ILHC, Lindy500 and the Balti-qurqe party. I did enjoy reading your posts.

  3. Hey! I just found this blog today and love it! I just moved from CO to Pittsburgh and found myself thrown into teaching here in Pittsburgh. Luckily I am teaching with an experienced teacher and am definitely learning how to teach as I go.

    Now, I have been asked to teach once a week at a Summer Day Camp (without my experienced co-teacher)… and I’m teaching 4th to 8th graders. I am wondering if you have any suggestions on teaching such a young audience??

    Thanks for your posts, they are encouraging!

    1. Ruth, thank you for your kind words!

      I can give you advice from my experience teaching high schoolers but take it with a grain of salt because it is still for an older age range.

      I found that teaching a younger audience it is essential to always keep the class moving and to constantly have fun. Charleston is always great material that a younger audience seems to enjoy. Stick to a lot of movement and music, also try not to get on the talkative technical side.

      I hope that helps!

  4. Hey Apache, enjoying your posts. Is there a way to get notified when you add a post? RSS feed or email list? Hmmm, I think I just figured it out by posting this comment. 🙂

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