The Gap

I almost forgot to post this week because I’ve been so busy. I only have like 30 minutes to finish this so that will keep it nice and short.

Back from ILHC and it was a blast, more about the event next week. Congratulations to all of my friends who placed! You were all so wonderful!

Preparing for Lindy and Party which starts today, but I’ll get there Friday night and will leave Sunday night/Monday morning depending on how you look at it.

On to the subject:

Going to ILHC and getting to meet so many amazing people again really made me glad to be in LA. But, as a follow up to last months post, we do have some disadvantages. First of all everything is so far apart. Unless you live in the OC, which would be nice if you have a lot of money. I don’t.

Another peculiar quirk about our scene is that even though we have so many amazing dancers that are very accessible to everyone weekly, there is a large gap between the ‘pros’ and the other dancers. While in an idyllic scene such as Seattle there are many dancers who are just of the verge of ‘pro’ status and so on, the dancing skill and technique is spread evenly, like smooth peanut butter on toasted whole wheat bread with bananas on top. Yum.

So why is LA so different? Maybe people are intimidated by the level of dancing?  Maybe the scene didn’t really get any new dancers after the late 90’s and only now its starting to grow again? Who knows? Do you?

Man the term ‘pro’ sucks.

People to seek out on the floor in LA:
Mary Freitag
– mentioned in the Camp Hollywood post last month as one of the DJ’s who made the weekend awesome, instead of just good, she dances in many places around LA. She is the sweetest follow you’ll find anywhere. Period. Her and Andrew Hsi took 3rd place in the ULHC open strictly! Also, check out her fantastic blog!
Roy Samson – brilliant lead and a brilliant person. All around brilliant. He teaches the beginning lesson at Lindy Groove often and you can also find him selling drinks and snacks in the lobby to raise funds for the One2Swing teams who took 3rd and 4th in the ILHC team competition which he is a part of!

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4 thoughts on “The Gap

  1. artanddancing says:


  2. falice says:

    It is 'cause I love you so much. Oh, and also 'cause you fabulous!

  3. […] at the blog “The Rantings of a Lindy Hopper,” Alice made the following observation about the Southern California scene not too long ago. Another peculiar quirk about our scene is that even though we have so many […]

  4. Amelia says:

    Er yes Roy is all-around brilliant. One of my favorite people EVER.

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