Some people have been asking about this “swing dancing” cult that I’m involved in. Sometimes called “jitterbug” or just “swing,” those in the know call our dance the “lindy hop,” since that’s what the original dancers in Harlem in the 40s used to call it. Here are a couple of clips of me dancing lindy hop with my friends Tomo and TinyMich around August 2005 in New York.
- Rik dancing with Tomo (large-ish 58 Meg download)
- Rik Dancing with TinyMich (16 Meg download)
Both files are in yucky wmv format, I’m afraid. If you are on a Mac, you can use the free Flip4Mac plug-in to open the files in your Quicktime Player.
Thanks to Tim Shaya, a terrific dancer and flash animator for taking this footage and preparing it for me.