West Coast Wednesday - Nick Williams & Melina Ramirez, Boston Tea Party 2009
Another crossover Jack & Jill competition. I know, I know. I’ll post ACTUAL west coast swing videos sometime later. But Nick Williams is absolutely hilarious to watch in this. With the popped collar, he looks more like Count Dracula than John Travolta. On second thought, maybe I should’ve made this the Halloween video?
I hit up Session 73 last night and had a bunch of good dances, but mostly at the beginning. The crowd tapered off somewhere around 11 (when it usually gets good!), so there was … one Lindy hop regular and two women visiting from out of state.
I realized after dancing several times with one person in a row that I’m not as consistent as I’d like to be throughout a night. I’m still working on my core lead, but having a follower that danced continuously well allowed me to isolate several things that I was doing wrong. My legs are still getting ahead of my body, my shoulders lean too far and I get off balance, and I seem to have lost my Hollywood-style swing-out. Damn it.
Well, that’s what tonight’s workshop is for.