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Some are born with natural rhythm.

Chandrae “Chanzie” Roettig and Stephen Sayer, a dancing duo from California, have been teaching the Jitterbug, Lindy Hop, and other dance styles that harken back to the 1920s. And after winning numerous awards in those divisions, they’ve definitely shown that they lead by example.

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When you think of a dancer, what image comes to mind?

Probably, your first thoughts are of long, lean, muscular bodies, bare chests, and too much glittery spandex, right?

John Lindo certainly doesn't have a ballet bod, nor the bare-chested, bronze-skinned look of a salsa dancer. He doesn't even look like the typical country bumpkin you'd spot in a line dance, though his dance career started with country-western.

Even after years of dancing, winning a ton of championship titles, and releasing no less than 7 instructional dance DVDs, John has a Big Boy Bamboo bod.

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Nils Andrén has now been dancing for 11 years. He has throughout his career been constantly competing in various dances such as Boogie Woogie, Salsa, Lindy Hop and the Swedish bugg. During several years of dancing he has acquired numerous of podium placements on competitions all around the world in Lindy Hop and Boogie Woogie.

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Jason Colacino Aug. 20, 1977 ~ Aug. 9, 2009 (death due to pneumonia and cardiac arrest)
Jason was a talented and respected professional who started his dance career in country line dancing when he was a teenager. He went on to master Swing, Salsa, Argentine Tango, Jazz, Ballet and Ballroom dancing. Best known in his early career for his dynamic West Coast Swing competition performances with Gina Amato-Brown and longtime partner Katie Boyle, he earned a US Open Swing title and three World Cabaret titles.

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Awesome. Sexy. skilled. I love the Stones routine but the whole slate was great to watch.

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^^^The video shows a pair dancing to the tune of “Honky Tonk Women” by Travis Tritt.The video shows how good they are and how synchronised they move together. But most of all, what’s truly mesmerising is that their body language and steps intertwined perfectly to the tune of country music - it is very rare to dancesport.
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Nellia and Dietmar Ehrentraut have a passion and talent for swing dance. The Austrian couple has been married since 1970. And now in their 60s and 70s, respectively, Nellia and Dietmar still dance like they are in their teens. They are truly incredible.

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oneh2obabe wrote:When you think of a dancer, what image comes to mind?

Probably, your first thoughts are of long, lean, muscular bodies, bare chests, and too much glittery spandex, right?

John Lindo certainly doesn't have a ballet bod, nor the bare-chested, bronze-skinned look of a salsa dancer. He doesn't even look like the typical country bumpkin you'd spot in a line dance, though his dance career started with country-western.

Even after years of dancing, winning a ton of championship titles, and releasing no less than 7 instructional dance DVDs, John has a Big Boy Bamboo bod.



I Love this. They seemed so into each other that it is easy to imagine them going off into a dark, quiet place afterward to enjoy each other.
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^^^Not bad for a J&J competition ... partners are randomly drawn so they have no prior knowledge of who will be their partner, nor which type of music will be played. One of the key elements of a Jack & Jill contest is the element of improvisation which is why choreography is not allowed. This improv-based feature can prove to be extremely entertaining as dancers try to coordinate dancing with this new partner while dancing to the specific characteristics of a random song.
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Since 2001 Jordan Frisbehas been in a partnership with Tatiana Mollmann. Together they won 11 West coast Swing Classic Division Championships at the US Open Swing which is the most important West Coast Swing event.

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Jessica Cox and Sean McKeever are experienced swing dancers that have decades of dancing under their belts. These professional dancers have practiced rigorously for years in order to reach their level of ability. They can certainly move in ways that many of us couldn't even imagine.

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Thomas Audon and Sophie Allaf are a duo of boogie-woogie dancers from the south-east of France. They were intended for science and economics and they took another path, that of dance. It was in 2015 that they won their first WRRC World Cup in Winterthur, Switzerland. After a few years they accumulate a title of world champion (2016), a title of European champion (2017), 6 titles of champion of France (2012 to 2017) and 11 victories of the world cup WRRC and more 30 national victories.

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Thorbjørn Urskog and Flora Bouchereau started dancing together in 2014. At the age of 15 Thorbjørn discovered the world of swing dancing and became immediately hooked. Flora Bouchereau has been dancing since she was 10 years old and actively competing since the age of 14. In 2014 Flora won the world championship in boogie woogie main class as the youngest winning dancer in that category’s history.

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Thanks for putting these up.
All very fun and inspirational.

Makes me want to dig out the ol zoot suit again... [icon_lol2.gif]
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Marine Baudin and Guillaume Roubille met at the Paris Lindy Exchange 2013 and their partnership continues ever since. Marine has been dancing since the age of 4 and discovered Lindy Hop during her university years. Guillaume met Lindy Hop in Paris and was then trained by Studio 88 in Montreal (SAF) for several months. Since November 2014 Guillaume has been teaching in the Czech Republic (Brno) for the Swing Wings school.

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