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Michael Quisao (Lindy Dandy)

Chesapeake, VA, United States

Dallas, TX, United States
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My Story:
I remember the first time I saw my peers dance. My middle school held a graduation dance for us in the school's cafeteria. It wasn't swing, but it looked like so much fun; I was too self-conscious to join in. I knew something had to change.

I started going to raves in high school. Everybody else was on drugs, so they didn't care what I looked like. That helped me get over my fear of dancing.

I started swing dancing in college. I had a huge crush on Emily (who I knew through choir). She was part of the swing club, so I joined too.

I moved to Pensacola, FL for flight school and took my first Lindy Hop workshop before I had even unpacked. I've been hooked ever since.

Lindy Dandy is my blog and I also post on


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When/where did you first start doing Lindy Hop?
August 2006 / Pensacola, FL

Why did you first start doing Lindy Hop?
So there was this girl...

What is the size of your local Lindy community?
Smallish (15+)

How often do you go out dancing or take lessons?
Dance: 2-3/week // Exchanges and Workshops: monthly

What is your favorite thing about Lindy Hop (both as an activity and as a community)?
I love meeting new people. I get feelings of pure joy and glee at workshops and fun dances. I feel connected to a movement much larger than myself, to people all over the world. I love so many things about it.

What do you do for a living?
Public Affairs Officer in the US Navy


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What bit of non-swing info about you would the Lindy community find interesting?
I'm an avid baker/cook; I have a whisk on my keychain (gift from roommates)

How has Lindy Hop changed your life?
I never felt like I belonged or felt normal until I started to dance. I'm more confident and more importantly, happier than I've thought possible.

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