Here's episode number two of the "SwingNation" live web talk show, featuring my buddies Spuds, Zuckerpunch and myself, talking about all the happenings in the world of swing.
While not without its rocky patches, I think overall the show went well. The highlight for me was the chance to get to talk to Ms. Valerie Salstrom, an awesome lindy hopper and balboa dancer as well as the leader of a great program to expose young people to swing dancing in the Cleveland area called the "Junior Jitterbuggers." As someone who works with kids and who dances, its great to see how she approaches her work and how she spread the love of lindy to the next generation. Clearly she is accomplishing her mission, since she managed to send six enthusiastic kids to DC to complete in the Juniors Division at ILHC!
The rant by Nikolas Lloyd on jam circles and subsequent discussion I thought was interesting. And of course, everyone loves "The Swing."
Check it all out here.