Shesha and Sarah win the US Open Strictly Lindy Division 2009

Sarah Breck and I were proud to represent Lindy Hop at the US Open Swing Dance Championships in 2009.

In a “Strictly” Lindy contest we improvise to a song chosen by the DJ.  Our content must be lindy hop, rather than balboa or Shag, or West Coast Swing.  At the US open they have four “Strictly” divisions; West Coast Swing, Hand Dancing, St. Louis Shag, and Lindy Hop.  At the end of those contests they top 5 of each Genré participate in a team battle.

Sarah and I had our best competitive dance to date.  However, this may also be our last comp for a while.  She is moving to Montreal Canada to train with the Ninjammers.

Check out more US Open 1st place Videos and full results here.