This Guardian piece fails to grasp how sexism works. It demonstrates how clueless people are about power in public places: the assumption is that the content of shouted addresses to women by men on the street is the problem.
When it’s not: the issue is that men in groups (particularly, as in [...]
This is a ‘quick’ post about some things I’ve been thinking about in my own teaching lately. I teach lindy hop a couple of times a week, and I teach solo dance once a week.
[off-topic ramble]I recommend doing that, by the way, if you’re into solo dance. Even if you only have five [...]
I’m sorry I’ve not posted much lately, but I’ve been TOO BUSY!
So far this year:
We ran a Hot Foot Stomp on the 18th January (and demonstrated why there’s so little lindy hop in Australia in January: it’s too FUCKING HOT); Our usual Wednesday classes started up again at the beginning of February [...]
A couple of friends and I are running the second Hot Foot Stomp dance in a week or so, and I’m having a look at some music I might play. We’re going for more [...]
There are many ways of assessing the ‘success’ of a class. Because most lindy hop events work on a tight budget, we tend to assess the success of a dance class by numbers in classes, and how much money we make. But large class sizes aren’t necessarily a good gauge for other factors. And we’ve [...]