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A lot of times, when I tell people that I’m a swing dancer, I get one of a small number of stock responses. People say they’ve done it before. They’ve always wanted to do it. They’ve seen it on TV. Oh, is that the one with the flips? While I think I do a good job of communicating how strongly I feel about it – the breathless quality of my voice; the distant look in my eyes as though, in my mind, I’m caressing a lover; and of course the cursing – I don’t think I do so well communicating how important it is. There’s a lot of “Oh, that sounds like fun.” Continue reading