Hello and Welcome!
I'm a dancer/artist who lives in Portland, OR (I was based in the Washington, DC area for nearly a decade before that). I'm excited to share my passion of lindy hop, blues, and any other dance I can get my hands on with the west coast and enjoy all the amazing live music Portland has to offer. I love to travel around the country/world and share in and spread the joy that is dance.
Local Portland artist Ben Rice put out a live album that has some really great gems on it, but my favorite is "I Saw the Devil". It's a whopping 12 minutes long, but so worth a full listen. I've djed it numerous times for dances, fading it out around the 5 minute mark just as it starts to speed up, but sadly those dancers end up missing the sweet transition into Stevie Wonder's "I Wish". www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGl7U7BnAT0
"You are awesome. You have so much joy when you dance, that it's kind of impossible to do anything but watch (or maybe join), and I love it. It looks like you bring every part of YOU to every part of your body with absolute confidence and zero f*#&s given, whether you're dancing in a comp or at a house party. I have appreciated getting more chances to see your dancing in the past few months, and I wanted to let you know I admire it, and you for bringing it." ~ Christina Austin, San Francisco, CA