Reality TV... Okay, Don't SCREAM! Whatever you may think of it, I for one, am glad for DWTS (Dancing with the Stars). Before that show arrived on air, finding a quality dance studio without having to travel 80 miles was virtually impossible. Now, not only are they popping up everywhere with great dancer/teachers, but finally the youth can't get enough.
Every Monday night is swing night at the dance studio I attend. It's awesome looking out onto the dance floor to see it packed
with college age, teens and even eighty year olds swinging to the beat of big band music and after 10 pm, modern swing tunes. Starting at 7pm, it's non stop dance til midnight and believe me, those kids are out there until the very last
minute, stopping only to come by the bar to rehydrate with water and softdrinks. Yes, unfortunatly, that's my job for Mondays, but I'm happy to do it; especially on nights when we have a live band in attendance. I love the music, the dance and I even get to color the floor with my moves when one of those lovely youngen's feels sorry for me and asks me to dance and I can get out from behind the bar.
Their style of swing is not the formal kind you see on DWTS, it's lindy hop, balboa or charleston, but a blast just the same and sometimes a lot more fun since they don't seem to care what they look like. They just enjoy the hec out of it and get great excersize at the same time. Yeah for Swing Clubs... Find one in your area and tell me about it!