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Valencia, 2011

Dancing the lindy-hop in the street in the old center in Valencia (short video)

This dance evolved in the 1930’s in Harlem.  This group keeps it going.  The lindy-hop combines 8 count European partner dances with the improvisational movement of black dances of the time.  The people who live here are spirited and lively, which is one of the thing we like about living here.

I filmed this on December 23rd near our table in El Carmen, the old part of Valencia.  They were having such fun that I got their card and plan to sign up for lessons!

I just had to give you a view of the woman’s heels.  You’ll see who I mean.

http://youtu.be/P14A1lwPZLU

 

By Gary Kirkpatrick

Artist and travel blogger.

0 replies on “Dancing the lindy-hop in the street in the old center in Valencia (short video)”

Hi Regine- nice to hear from you! Fabulous 2013 to you! Have not started lessons yet. Sent them an email but have not heard back. I did a pen and ink of the band that you might like. Hugs—- gary

Hi Regine- nice to hear from you! Fabulous 2013 to you! Have not started lessons yet. Sent them an email but have not heard back. I did a pen and ink of the band that you might like. Hugs—- gary

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