Is Our Dance, West Coast Swing, Going Too Contemporary?

I just read and engaged in a thread on Facebook about a dance attendee complaining that her style of music was not represented well at a local dance. The dance was a themed event called “The R&B and Blues Review” and after a night of dancing on a packed dance floor surrounded by happy dancers she felt the need to bash the event’s not having a enough “contemporary” music. This poor girl was upset that too much swing music was played at a swing dance! Continue reading “Is Our Dance, West Coast Swing, Going Too Contemporary?”

The “Look” vs the “Feel” Building Confidence in WCS From Within

Building Confidence in WCS from Within

How many of us as little kids covered our eyes and said “You can’t see me!” and really believed that because we couldn’t she them that they couldn’t see us? Of course we lost our innocence sometime after Santa wasn’t real any more and realized that the act of being seen has little to do with our own seeing. Regardless of dance level, we all have a little kid inside us that has his/her eyes covered while we are dancing.  Sometimes in order to walk out on that dance floor, all we have is the hope that no one is watching.  What if you could be building confidence nearly overnight?

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My Wife and I Make Our First Viral Video – Let it Snow

Let it Snow

Showing the world that it's only snow!

Posted by Mr. Jonathan on Tuesday, March 14, 2017

I ‘m at work Tuesday morning (March 14th) when I get the call that we are closing the cigar shop at 1 PM because the snow was slowing foot traffic to a standstill. After a two-hour drive home in white-out conditions,  my wife, Debby, greets me with a proposition… lets make some people smile today and Let It Snow was born!

There is no question that social media has become the ruination of most people who use it daily. Negativity is rewarded with more interaction than positivity as a rule and Debby was tired of reading how much people hate the snow.

In most people, misery is an infectious poison and man does it love company. It spreads like wild fire from person to person. Debby doesn’t allow people’s misery to bring her down, as you will see in our video that has really caught on, she shares her joy with the world and makes herself the antidote.

You won’t be able to help but smile while you watch this video of us teaching together!

Back from Cuba for a double header

I am back from Havana and man am I ready to get my dance on! Longfellows asked me to step in and both teach and DJ this Saturday because they needed the help rather last minute which is perfect because I have some new music that is so new that I haven’t added it to my Spotify Playlist yet.

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Saturday March 11th
8pm Intermediate lesson
9-12am WCS Dance Mixer (lots of cross over music cha-cha, rumba, foxtrot…)
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA

Sunday Night March 12th
6pm Two-Step Mr. J
6:45pm WCS Mr. J
7:30pm – ? California Mix w/Mr. J
Longfellow’s Club JoEllen
524 Boston Post Rd
Wayland, MA