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Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Swing Kids

Sarah struts her stuff with my friend Mike.

Sunday evening we took part in one of Sarah's favorite pastimes — swing dancing. Sarah is an instructor in Portland, and I love to watch her dance (you can see her in action on the You Tube video below). I had not been swing dancing in Colorado Springs for about three years, but to my delight several friends whom I hadn't seen in a while were there.

Josh was trying to overcome an inauspicious first experience with swing dancing (that involved his sister and an ill-fated flip), but he and I did alright after Sarah gave us a few pointers.

When Sarah had danced a couple, word got out about her skill and the partners poured in. One guy, a swing DJ from Denver, approached her and said: "I was told in no uncertain terms that I must dance with you."

The evening was a clear reminder that "we have different gifts," and yet even a couple of novices can cut a rug and have some fun.


At 3:40 PM, Blogger KelseyElizabeth said...

Looks like so much fun! You weren't kidding, she really does know how to swing dance!

At 5:52 PM, Blogger Nicole said...

WOW! Your sister is awesome! I hope I can go dancing with her someday, would love to learn a proper swing. : ) Oh, never, never, ever let Josh flip you. Landing on your head hurts!!!!

At 7:13 AM, Blogger Ashleigh said...

Looks like fun! I get to see my sisters next week. I'm very excited!


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