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.