lindy hop

recent post about lindy hop

view-source14x14.png Dispossessin' me performance @ BSC
view-source14x14.png Lone Star Championships 2011 후기
view-source14x14.png Waterfire - Providence (한국어)
view-source14x14.png ILHC 2010 후기

What is Lindy Hop?

Lindy hop is a type of swing dance. Its fast tempo and street dance like informal nature makes it different from other couple dancings, such as Salsa and Ballroom dance. Checkout more on Wikipedia or Yehoodi about Lindy hop and Lindy hop events.

Lindy hop and Moonyoung (or Moon)

I started learning East Coast Swing in April and Lindy Hop in September 2007. At that time, I had quitted doing Kendo and was looking for an alternative exercise. I had some experience with dancing and Lindy hop had the rhythm and energy I wanted.

Luckily, when I started learning Lindy Hop in Pittsburgh, a number of great instructors, such as Kevin St. Laurent and Jo Hoffberg, Juan Villafane and Sharon Davis, and Davis Thurber, moved into town. Not missing this chance, I took as many swing classes as I could.

About a year later, I helped Lisa Tamres, a local instructor in Pittsburgh, to found the Steel Town Stompers, the first Lindy Hop performance group in Pittsburgh, and became the founding members. I worked as one of the group leader and created and performed choreographies such as 'Till Tom special' and 'All the cats join in'.

In 2009, I moved to Boston area. With a much bigger scene, I expect to have more exciting experience that can help me advance my swing dance career even more.

한국에서의 린디 홉

한국의 대도시에는 대부분 린디를 출 수 있는 바가 있습니다. 서울에만 10개 넘게 있는 것으로 알고 있습니다. Naver다음에서 '스윙', '린디' 혹은 '린디 바'로 검색하면 한국에서 스윙, 지터벅 및 린디를 배울 수 있는 장소를 찾으실 수 있을 겁니다.

Lindy hop, 한국, 그리고 나

제가 스윙을 처음 접한 것은 2007년 프리스윙에서였습니다. 당시 프리스윙 10기로 지터벅을 배우고 바로 미국으로 건너왔습니다. 한국에서 활동할 당시 닉네임은 '예리'였습니다. 현재 한국에 아는 lindy hopper로는 프리스윙 9~12기 정도 분들과 미국에서 뵌 분들 (희정, 토깽) 정도네요. 미국에서는 주로 본명 그대로 Moon 또는 Moonyoung으로 활동하고 있습니다.

미국의 한국인 Lindy Hopper

현재 미국에 있는 제가 알고 있는 lindy hopper는 Texas Houston에 옵걸님과 최근에 Bay Area에서 Pittsburgh로 자리를 옮긴 Sophie 정도네요. 혹시 현재 미국에서 Lindy hop을 추고 계시는 한국 분이시라면, 같이 연락해서 camp나 competition에서 뵈어요. 제 연락처는 profile에 있습니다.

performances

2011
dispossesin' me [youtube] - Feb. 4, 2011 / Boston Swing Central, Boston, MA

2010
dispossesin' me [youtube] - Aug. 28, 2010 / Waterfire, Providence, RI
wicked 9s revue [youtube] (in Soul Man & California routine) - Apr. 24 / Blues Cafe, Boston
soul man [youtube] - Jan. 23 / Blues Cafe, Boston

2009
soul line dance [youtube] - Oct. 24 / Blues Cafe, Boston

all the cats join in <STS> [youtube] - Apr. 26 / Edgewood club, Pittsburgh
Till Tom Speical + Big Apple [youtube] <STS> - Feb. 22 / CMU SCS day, Pittsburgh
Till Tom Speical [youtube] <STS> - Jan. 24 / Wightman School, Pittsburgh

competition results

2011
Lone Star Championships int j&j - final (4th)

2010
Beantown camp int j&j - 1st place
Boston Tea Party int j&j - final (7th)

2009
Swingin' New England nov/int j&j - 2nd place
Swing Dayton Smackdown j&j - 3rd place
prelim [video #1] / final [video #1] [video #2] [video #3]

camps & workshops

future plan
dirty water lindy and blues exchange

2011
Boston Tea Party (intermediate j&j, open strictly)
Lone Star Championships (intermediate j&j)

etc

blog: http://yerihyo.blogspot.com/search/label/lindy%20hop

… since Sep. 2007

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