This April, I did a lot of swing dancing!
After getting back from Camp Swing It in Korea, I wandered on up to the Great Wall with the fine folks at Swing Beijing for the 2013 version of the Great Wall Swing Out. Besides having a lovely picnic, dance, and tobogganing down the mountain (!), we got a huge crowd together to do the Shim Sham on the Great Wall.
As well as our fantastic Beijing residents, there were people here from Thailand, Korea, even England! The stars of the show were definitely guest instructors Kevin St. Laurent & Jo Hoffberg, who tour the world teaching people to swing! Folks who went to the workshops also had the pleasure of learning from Adamas, a visiting instructor from Korea. (They really know how to dance in Korea!)
This year’s Shim Sham video doesn’t seem to be online yet, but you absolutely have to see what Kevin and Jo did with clips of us in their own version of the Harlem Shake!
And now for the pictures…