Boogaloo Bounce tea dance party

Hi,

First of all, I’d like to apologise (no, this is not a spelling mistake, I live in UK and I’d like to keep my spelling British rather than American so please don’t comment or email me about this mistake ๐Ÿ˜‰ ), this post won’t be long and it will be boring … ๐Ÿ˜€

So I went to a Boogaloo bounce tea party today. For those who want to know how it went, well, it was a BLAST! Just like every social dance party I go to ๐Ÿ™‚

OK, first of all, the venue is lovely but it is not good for sliding so I could not practice my sliding unfortunately ๐Ÿ™ I stomped off a lot though. I also love where it is located – around 40 minutes away from my home (well, 25-30 minutes with my driving ๐Ÿ˜€ ). Also, parking is free (I think, parked twice, no fines yet …). I parked like 50 yards from the venue tops (I parked like quarter of a mile from venue last time, had hard time walking to the venue because I was lazy and all ๐Ÿ˜› ).

Anyway, I came to the class as well but classes are suited for complete beginners. While they were doing their warm up, I did my own – a bottle of Corona with a piece of lime, warmed up really well ๐Ÿ˜‰

In class, they learned rock step and triple step … send out (6 count send out I think), bypass/change places, bypass where leads turn and bypass where both turn (OK, I got to admit though, I have never done that before …).

After a class, I had a break and all … for one song, needed to finish my beer and stuff …

Then dancing started. We did not have any birthday jams this time but we had snowball. I love snowball, for those who don’t know: it’s when a single couple starts and then after a few eights, they separate and find another lead/follow who is not dancing so 2 couples are dancing after that and it repeats until everybody is dancing. Cool.

The dancing area was really crowded, it was hard to do any swing out/lindy turns … I didn’t practice Charleston entry variation or drifting or sliding … I don’t know why, perhaps because we didn’t have much space.

The highlight of today would be during Johnny Cash’s song “Sixteen tons”. I have to admit though, I really hated this songs until today … I realised you can do jazz stuff during this song. So I did some random jazz kicks which I didn’t know I could do … Cool.

I also liked that we had original swing music in the beginning and then some not-so-vintage music … more like 90s songs but it was great to dance to this kind of music too … Cool.

I had many great dances today but I feel like Boogaloo Bounce (BB) is getting more and more popular. 2 weeks ago, it wasn’t as crowded as it was today … I also met a few friends I did not expect to meet ๐Ÿ™‚

That’s all for today, I hope I can go to swing pit tomorrow. If I do, I will practice tandem Charleston entry variation there ๐Ÿ™‚

See ya.

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Don Mazonas

Don Mazonas

CEO & Founder at Don Markets Limited
Hello, internet marketing (blogging) and swing dancing are two of my biggest passions. Combining them both was a good idea to spread the word about awesomeness of swing dancing. For more information about me, please check the "about" section of this blog.
Don Mazonas

Don Mazonas

Hello, internet marketing (blogging) and swing dancing are two of my biggest passions. Combining them both was a good idea to spread the word about awesomeness of swing dancing. For more information about me, please check the "about" section of this blog.

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