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  • Most young adults might have a Monday night ritual of television.

    Sarah and I have a Monday ritual and it's one of those things that take the sting out of a start of the work week. It's called Lindy Hop, and it has become something of a fitness and creative outlet for both of us!

    The main emphasis of Lindy hop is not about maintaining correct and proper dance technique - its by no means textbook - but a dance of expression, fun, styling and flair. This swing dance that originated in the 20's has become something of a white phenomenon, even though it was started by some blacks in New York.

    Learning the basic 8 step takes under 1 hour, and then the basic swing outs and swing to open perhaps another. But once you get the hang of it, it's really addictive. Training on Mondays for us 'Lindy 2' students is challenging, light hearted, sometimes intimidating, but always fun. This week we learn Savoy Steps, and a whole bunch of Charleston variations. By the end, we are sweating and exhausted and uncomfortable. But we love every second of it.

    I have been doing this for 8 months now, and haven't looked back. It certainly beats watching television.
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