Let’s start with why I had the BEST time at Lindy Focus this year. Yes, the music was out-of-this world amazing (I’m not exaggerating – it was ridiculous!), many of my friends were there, I had some awesome dances, I taught some sweet classes, and I got to perform along side some amazing ladies, but really, […]
I’m a professional ballroom dance instructor, and traditional/digital, I love West and East Coast Swing, Lindy, and many other dances! My art is inspired by all things awesome! Primarily dance and people. Every dance and every dancer has the ability to express so much about the human experience in a language that can’t really be […]
Dear Everybody who wished me “Happy Birthday,” Thank you for all of the kind wishes, positive juju, and worldly kisses you sent my way. I felt very loved and appreciated! Much love, Jo *************************** Here are a few pictures from the night of my birthday jam at Swing Maniacs!!
Some personal highlights of the weekend, captured on film: Performance on Friday Night This is the second time we’ve performed this and I have to say and I freaking thrilled that we hit it (particularly in comparison to our first time out). Thank goodness!! And a huge shout out to Ben Lurman for helping with […]
A few days ago, at the Moscow Christmas Dance Camp, four lovely ladies banded together to strut their stuff! Alice and I first performed this in April 2012, so we were pretty solid on the choreography. A few weeks prior to camp, Alevtina started learning the routine and created formation changes for the group. Two […]
It’s that time of year again, when many of the instructors at Lindy Focus are working on choreography either for an evening performance or the grand New Years Eve show. Since I, too, am working on learning choreography, I figured I’d share my process with you. Truth be told, I’d much prefer to learn choreography […]
I like tights. Who am I kidding, I LOVE tights. I think they help complete an outfit, can be worn year around, and make your legs look fancy!! I’ve had a number of ladies ask me where I get my tights, so I figured I’d give you the list!! Firstly, if you need some Tight […]
This past weekend I was invited to teach at SF Girl Jam, a fantastic event presented by The 9:20 Special and Epic Swing. I had the pleasure teaching along side: Laura Keat, Gabby Cook, Giselle Anguizola, Amanda Sharp, Ann Mony, Audrey Kanemoto, Heidi Fite, Jean Ma, Jenna Chalmers, Nicole Frydman, and Manu Smith.