The dance itself is all about connection between partners: sending and receiving subtle messages so that you have effortless transitions between moves.
Then there are the aerials, or “air-steps”, which means lifting, jumping, and being hurled in the air. This is terrifically fun and involves a lot of hilarity when things go wrong! We usually try to have "spotters" (people to catch) just in case anyone slips when working on the flips! Here are pictures of some of them:
The Frankie Flip:
- a subway restaurant
- a bus stop
- a basketball court
- the park
- the kitchen
- the roof of the university bookstore
-in the public fountain
PS. I'll try and add some actual pictures of the dancers and swing-dancing here soon. I keep bringing my camera and then forgetting.....