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Name
Chandra

Location:
Hartford, CT, United States

Hometown:
CT, United States
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My Story:
I had always danced when I was little. I never took dance classes, but just knew that I would learn at some point. As a sophomore in high school I took a bunch of ballroom classes at an Arthur Murray and got my first taste of partner dancing.
My college had an active social dance club and performing lindy hop troupe, and fall 2000 as a freshman was my first swing/lindy hop class. I remember doing the mess around at my second class ever! My friends were also into dancing, so we'd hang out and practice connection exercises, go to Numbers night club in Houston on Tuesdays, Sundays to Melody club, and classes on campus during the week. My roommates and I learned to lead a little bit so we could dance together at our dorm room, too, passing the lead back and forth. I joined the Rice Night Owls performance group, learned a LOT, and danced for different events on campus and at the Houston rodeo. By my senior year I was traveling to exchanges in Colorado and California, and would think nothing of driving three hours to Austin on a Thursday night to dance at the Fed, then drive three hours back and go to class the next morning - the good old days?? ;-)
I was also dancing like a maniac when I was home in CT on winter and summer breaks. CT Swingmonkeys (see www.swingmonkey.com) were my dance family there, and I always felt welcomed and missed.
The longest time away from lindy hop was a semester in Costa Rica in college. I thought I would die for a good swing out by the time I was back in the States! Salsa and cumbia just didn't cut it.
That brings us to 2004... more to write later!


Additional Questions

When/where did you first start doing Lindy Hop?
Rice U. in Houston, TX in 2000, as a college freshman

Why did you first start doing Lindy Hop?
Dancing was in my blood!

What is the size of your local Lindy community?
Hard to quantify - "local" is state-wide

How often do you go out dancing or take lessons?
At least 1x a week

What is your favorite thing about Lindy Hop (both as an activity and as a community)?
Dancing and moving my body, and connection with my partner

What do you do for a living?
Translation project manager

Male/Female:
Female

Year you were born?

What bit of non-swing info about you would the Lindy community find interesting?

How has Lindy Hop changed your life?


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