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Catherine Dodd

Orlando, FL, United States
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My Story:
I had never danced a step before I decided to take some Ballroom dance lessons two summers ago. Through my teacher, I learned of our local swing nights -- primarily East Coast swing at the time -- and decided to go out to them. I wrote my email on the sign in list one time and started getting information on workshops and exchanges. One of them was Lindy Focus, and I thought it would be fun to go back to Asheville (where I'd gone to boarding school) and learn the "real" swing dance. I was right! I had an awesome time and have spent the last year and a few months focusing on Lindy Hop. -- It didn't take me long to abandon Ballroom for it! I love how much friendlier the Lindy Hop community is than the Ballroom or Salsa community. -- I've had so much fun going to a bunch of workshops and exchanges. They are definitely one of my favorite things related to Lindy Hop. I get to dance a ton, improve my dancing by dancing with people I normally don't see, and I always make lots of new friends. Lindy Hop is my biggest hobby and one of my goals is to go to Herrang one summer. I hope to be dancing Lindy Hop the rest of my life. :)

Additional Questions

When/where did you first start doing Lindy Hop?
I first learned Lindy Hop at Lindy Focus VI.

Why did you first start doing Lindy Hop?
I had done east coast swing for a few months and got an email from my swing association that mentioned some exchanges and workshops, including Lindy Focus. I thought it'd be fun to go and learn...and I was right. :)

What is the size of your local Lindy community?

How often do you go out dancing or take lessons?
I normally go out social dancing twice a week and to group lessons once a week.

What is your favorite thing about Lindy Hop (both as an activity and as a community)?
There is no favorite. -- Everything.

What do you do for a living?
I am a student.


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tiffizzle said on 2009-04-05 19:18:46
Hey Catherine! :)

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