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[personal profile] thorfinn

I don't normally do linkspam here, but this is worth posting. :-)

One of my regular swing dancing venues held a Jedi Jack and Jill swing dancing competition last night, starring a number of the local teachers. For those not in the know, a Jack and Jill competition is where you line up and have randomly selected partners... Then you have to swing dance to whatever music is played, making the whole dance up as you go. A true test of the madness that is swing dancing, essentially.

Jedi Jack and Jill, well, all competitors are blindfolded, then away you go...

Video of the final two songs with the final two couples are here:

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ibvxxzyc-bY
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=704YXuaVKpw

I'm occasionally in shot clapping like a mad thing in the background, sometimes hidden by another audient, but if you can tear your eyes away from the potential death action to spot me, I'll be impressed. :-)

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Date: 2010-05-13 09:51 (UTC)
inspiral_rose: faery with red wings (Default)
From: [personal profile] inspiral_rose
That is completely fucking INSANE and AWESOME and MIND-BLOWING and I love it.

Wow.

Talk about being in touch with each others' cues. I love how often one of the couples actually lets go hands and manages to find each other again!

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Date: 2010-05-13 10:39 (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lnr
Brilliant! Who won? I was rather impressed by the jumps/lifts of the couple with the man in red sleeves and the woman all in black.

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Date: 2010-05-13 15:39 (UTC)
foxfirefey: A wee rat holds a paw to its mouth. Oh, the shock! (myword)
From: [personal profile] foxfirefey
Ooooh. I'm learning to swing dance, but I would be so scared of crashing into people if I was blindfolded!

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Date: 2010-05-14 02:12 (UTC)
jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeshyr
Wow, truly awesome!!

I'm wondering how much knowledge these people had of each other - if they're all the local teachers they probably have danced together at least a few times and would know each other's typical styles and abilities, yes?

Either way, it was amazing. And I managed to spot you once but was mostly riveted to the action :)

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Date: 2010-05-14 09:02 (UTC)
jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeshyr
... so swing dancing is a lot like Tai Chi? Why am I not surprised, knowing you :)

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Date: 2010-05-18 07:20 (UTC)
jeshyr: Blessed are the broken. Harry Potter. (Default)
From: [personal profile] jeshyr
Yeah, I didn't mean the application so much but the bits at the utter middle of it.

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