Like millions of other geeks, I have a huge nerd-crush on Felicia Day, actress / gamer / ubergeek. Miss Day apparently has a new video blog where she goes out and tries all sorts of different skills, from blacksmithing to crocheting. In this episode, Felicia goes out and learns how to "swing dance."
- Felicia isn't allowed to "play the man part"
- She is told that the man is "in control"
- The instructor tells her that "submission is a good thing." WTF?
And of course the steps and the choreography could not be dorkier.
This is made more frustrating for me by the fact that this was filmed in Los Angeles, where there must be boatloads of great lindy instructors who could have shown her all the things that make swing dancing awesome -- connection, pulse, explosive movement, joyful expression. Instead, she learned "The Swing."