M&E : 020 Glenn Crytzer, Listening to Music

Glenn Crytzer, specializes in composing new, original material for Big Bands in the style of the 1930’s and 40’s. www.glenncrytzer.com Glenn passionately maintains a regular weekly gig in NYC at the Kola House every Monday night. Big Band Mondays at Kola House Listen as Glenn tells stories about his composing, shares details for what to listen …

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M&E : 019 Put That D%#@ Camera Down!

In this solo episode, Michael discusses some issue surrounding the filming of instructors during classes and while social dancing at swing dancing events. When, if ever, is it necessary to get consent? Does filming at Lindy Hop events have an economic impact on organizers? Does intellectual property play into class recaps, or can anyone really …

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M&E 017 : Michael Gamble, Lindy Focus and the Chick Webb charts

Listen to a warm conversation with Michael Gamble, one of the event organizers of Lindy Focus, and learn about his journey from dancer, teacher, organizer all the way to musician, band leader and now spear heading the Chick Webb Transcription project.  Also learn how Lindy Focus got started and find out “whose courageous dream” it …

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M&E 016 : Swing Ecosystems: Private Lessons

In this podcast, Michael Jagger and Evita Arce examine the economics of offering and taking private lessons during weekend workshops. When teachers accept private lessons at events there are extra burdens on the event organizers to find space and time for that private to happen, and it can potentially cut them out of the financial …

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M&E 015 : Mentorship

Mentorship in Lindy Hop has been a hot topic of discussion.  Having a mentor is a not only the best tool for faster growth but also offers a sacred bond and life experience that can lead to a long, rich friendship.  Whether it is martial arts, painting, golf or dancing, having a teacher who is able to be …

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M&E 014 : FOMO (The Fear of Missing Out)

In this Podcast Michael and Evita confess their own fears of missing out.  They address how they deal with the constant barrage of events, parties, competitions in the Lindy Hop world on social media platforms.  They primarily reference the most recent competition, ILHC (The International Lindy Hop Championships) which was held in Washington DC August 26 – 28, …

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M&E 013 : Remy Kouakou Kouame

Listen to this intimate interview with our dear friend, Remy Kouakou Kouame.  He’s a phenomenal dancer, super entertaining teacher and he will share with us his love of music.  Most notable, you can check out Remy’s fabulous event, XPRESS YOUR SWING, coming up September 16 – 18, 2016 in Montpellier, France.  Click on this link …

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M&E 012 : Bobby White on Practice

Michael and Evita ask Bobby White about his new book “Practice Swing”.  Get an inside scoop on Bobby’s process and his thoughts about how to practice. Show notes and links: Purchase Bobby’s book at Blurb.com  http://www.blurb.com/b/6975356-practice-swing Beantown Swing Dance Camp http://www.beantowncamp.com  

M&E 011 : Leveling

Does it matter what level you are in? Most people feel very emotional about this question but maybe it doesn’t matter as much as we think… Join us as we sit down with Esther and Bernd from Cologne, Germany. They are teachers, scene leaders, event organizers and students of Lindy Hop. You will hear, in …

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