Lindyfest 2018 - Inside the Dancers' Studio - Video!

Hey folks! I hope you're enjoying the new episode with Jenny Shirar that went up earlier today.  I'm currently on a flight and getting the show notes for that episode collected.

Since I'm Houston-bound, I'm also reminded that I haven't posted the video from Lindyfest 2018's edition of Inside the Dancers' Studio, where I was joined by Jo Hoffberg, Kevin St. Laurent, and Mikey Pedroza for a great live conversation.  Among other things, we talked about how they got started dancing, what inspires them, and discovered their favorite curse words.  You can catch the whole thing right here on YouTube:

Taken at Lindyfest featuring the Lone Star Championships in Houston, Texas. Visit for more information. Video by Brett Dahlenburg

Lindy Focus Track List!

Happy Holidays Track Listeners! There will be a new episode later this week featuring Noëlle Gray, but if you're on your way to Lindy Focus (like I am), why not check out these past interviews with folks you'll be seeing, hearing, and dancing with this week on your drive/flight to Asheville?

I’ve assembled the Lindy Focus XVI Track List for you:

Michael Gamble at Lindy Focus

Michael Gamble at Lindy Focus

Why not start with organizer & bandleader Michael Gamble, with whom I spoke at length about the inspiration, music, and behind-the-scenes organization of the event?


Then check out some of the amazing Lindy Focus musicians, instructors, & DJs:

All of these episodes and more are available in the archive and on iTunes or your podcast app of choice!

Stompology XII Panel Discussion: "Context and Culture in Jazz Dance"

I'm excited to share that I'll be moderating the "Context and Culture in Jazz Dance" panel at Stompology this June in Rochester, NY! Check out the details for this panel from my friends at Groove Juice Swing below:

With their perspectives gained from dancing and teaching around the world, Stompology instructors Mike Faltesek, Marie N'Daiye, and LaTasha Barnes will share their insights into the historic origins and evolving cultural roles of jazz music and dance. They will be the featured panelists during our Context and Culture in Jazz Dance discussion (moderated by Ryan Swift), which we hope will provide a lively and enlightening opportunity to explore the evolving relevance of jazz—from its roots as a reaction to oppression to a tool of integration—and to delve into its sometimes-fraught contemporary role as the centerpiece of a diverse, world-wide jazz dance community.